Becoming Native to Win the Natives
Cross-Culturally Becoming All Things to All Men
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"It is one thing to know these post-colonial principles as head knowledge, it is another thing to concretely live them out in the mission field. Mr. Laughlin has purged even the last bit of condescending demeanor, and become 'one among us.' As a theological educator who grew up in mainland China, I recommend this book to anyone who's interested in cross-cultural mission."
--Zhiqiu Xu, Associate Professor of Theology, Director of Chinese Seminary Studies, Columbia International University
"While many Christians are aware of the cross-cultural mandate imparted to us by our Savior, few are aware of the complexities involved in the process. Laughlin's book provides practical insights to Christians from all walks of life who sense a calling to crossing cultural and linguistic boundaries for the sake of the Kingdom."
--J. Scott Bridger, Author; Associate Professor of Global Studies & World Religions, Criswell College
"In Becoming Native to Win the Natives, [Laughlin's] honest words offer practical help for missionaries in any context. Rather than settle for mere principles, he gives perspective that will shape a missionary's head, heart, and hands. This is one of the first books I'll recommend to people wanting to work cross-culturally."
--Jackson Wu, Author, One Gospel for All Nations and Saving God's Face
"As one who lives cross-culturally for the sake of the Gospel, I am deeply appreciative of Tabor's book and it's contribution to the Great Commission. This book is a great primer for anyone crossing cultures."
--Dirk Canyon, Nineteen years in China reaching Tibetan Buddhists