Books on Culture, Customs and Etiquette
This first section recommends books to help people who are serving in ministry in another culture. Scroll down for secular books on cross-cultural customs and etiquette, written for business travelers.
An Incarnational Model for Personal Relationships
by Sherwood G. Lingenfelter, Marvin Keene Mayers
Baker Academic, 2003
Building Relationships for Effective Ministry
by Duane Elmer
Intervarsity Press, 1994
Conflict Mediation Across Cultures:
Pathways and Patterns
by David W. Augsberger
Westminster John Knox Press, 1995
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Believing not only that conflict is inevitable in human life but that it is essential and can be quite constructive, Augsburger proposes a shift to an "international" approach in resolving conflict. Augsburger focuses on interpersonal and group conflicts and provides a comparison of conflict patterns within and among various cultures.
More Good Reading
The following books were written for for the business community, but the principles are useful for any Christian planning a mission trip or seeking to make friends with someone from another culture.
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