REVIEW: Foreign to Familiar by Sarah A. Lanier
This book is a perfect primer for anyone going on a mission trip in the near future or even just traveling abroad.
Author Sarah A. Lanier introduces and teaches readers in an easy-to-read format, the various differences in hot- and cold-climate cultures. For example, hot-climate cultures are more relationship based while cold-climate cultures are more task oriented. And hot-climate cultures are more group oriented while cold-climate cultures are more individualistic. Also, in hot-climate cultures people are more spontaneous while in cold-climate cultures people are more time oriented.
Having traveled internationally a few times recently, I have found Lanier’s insights true and helpful. She is well versed and knowledgeable in the topic as having lived and worked extensively in the US, Middle East, South America, Africa, and more.
Don't travel abroad without reading this!