Burn Up or Splash Down: Surviving the Culture Shock of Re-Entry - eBook  -     By: Marion Knell
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InterVarsity Press / 2012 / ePub

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Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 9780830858644
ISBN-13: 9780830858644
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Publisher's Description

Just like a space shuttle struggles and strains to re-enter the earth's atmosphere, so those returning from living overseas can find themselves confused and in a state of panic at coming home. While people anticipate that going overseas will require major changes in their lifestyles and thinking, few anticipate the difficulties they will face upon return. Intended to aid the re-entry process, this encouraging, and insightful book deals with these important subjects:
  • adapting to the passport culture
  • identifying areas of potential struggle
  • dealing with the emotional challenges
  • finding a new job, a new place to live, learning the social mores
  • returning is not coming home it is leaving home
  • facilitating a smooth transition for those on the receiving end
Expatriates, missionaries, mission executives, mission pastors, mission communities, and supporters interested in easing the re-entry experience will benefit greatly from this book.

Author Bio

Marion Knell has traveled and worked with families overseas, especially in the Arab world. She works as a family crosscultural consultant with business, humanitarian and Christian companies by preparing both adults and children for international assignments and debriefing them upon their return.

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    Crossing cultures either way is difficult...
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    ...and this book helps folks return to their passport country culture after extended time in a different culture. It must be good, I keep getting requests for this book from the many folks to whom I am librarian in Asia.
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