Cross-Cultural Conflict : Building Relationships for Effective Ministry
Whether at home or abroad, communicating with people of other cultures is difficult. It requires new ways of thinking and interpreting the world. When conflict arises, as it often does, the issues become even more confusing. Without a good understanding of how different cultures handle conflict, our best intentions may only make matters worse. With a particular focus on Asian and Hispanic cultures (at home and around the world) and on African culture, Duane Elmer walks readers through various types of conflict and shows how they can be handled effectively and appropriately. Elmer gives numerous stories and examples from his experience and from others' to show how handling conflict well builds solid relationships. With an eye out for biblical principles, he looks at a variety of sticky questions in Scripture. This is a book not just of theory but of practical models of conflict resolution. Pastors, evangelists, businesspeople, missionaries, students--anyone who wants to communicate more effectively with neighbors and colleagues--will find this book immensely helpful.
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 15 x 140 x 15.24mm | 245g
- 09 May 2000
- IVP Academic
- IL, United States
Back cover copy
Pastors, evangelists, businesspeople, missionaries, students- anyone who wants to communicate more effectively with neighbors and colleagues- will find this book immensely helpful.
"Elmer has addressed the basic problem behind 90% of all my frustrations as a mission executive. I highly recommend the book as required reading. . . . Thank you for this most important contribution to world mission."--James E. Plueddemann, SIM International