As you bring about change . . .
"Consider the power of wealth and technology, the power of knowledge, power to travel and enter virtually any society, any part of the world. What is the effect of that power on others? Can you help without destroying?
You bring better mastery of the environment, better health, better food, better education, a better future for the children. How important is it that your powerful culture replaces and even disintegrates other ways of life? How can you share your good things without robbing others of their treasures? Or must this be the price of progress?"
"What is your motivation for attempting to change another society? What ways do you follow to achieve your goals for others?
There are many motivations, most of them commendable" Perhaps you're moved by compassion, after learning of oppressive poverty, disease, and deprivation enslaving millions or billions world-wide. Or you may be conscious of the privileged material life your culture has developed, so you feel compelled to show others how to have these good things, It may well be that the spiritual blindness of billions who follow false gods compels you to instruct them in God-given Truth.
You're not among those who look for new ways to plunder the resources of other peoples, increasing your own power.
Your want to help.
How best to do that is the challenge."
Sustainable growth happens gradually! Here you will find the resources to stimulate reproducible growth among the people you serve. The first edition of this book sold over 15,000 copies. It has had an impact on and through Christian workers world-wide. This newer edition offers a broader readership the insights and time-tested principles . . . refined over decades of teaching, research and interaction with people from around the globe. This book is available in both soft cover and eBook versions. Recent adoptions by institutions of higher education include: Trinity Western University and Warner Pacific College. Please click here or the button to the right to order a printed or eBook copy of Make Haste Slowly!.
"This book provides some of the best and most readable, entertaining, and valuable insights into culture I've seen anywhere. Read it. Enjoy it. Live it."
Dr. Dan Brewster, Director, Academic Programs, Compassion International, Malaysia
"Make Haste Slowly! is grounded on social communication theory as well as Christian belief systems. It had a major influence in how I came to deal with fellow professionals, governments, and communities."
Dan S. Sharp, MD, Ph.D. (Public Health Physician and Epidemiologist), USA
"If you have not experienced some of the frustrations, surprises or encounters you meet in Make Haste Slowly! you have not been a missionary or development worker for any length of time. Study it before you go, return to it frequently - and years later take it down from the bookshelf and be reminded . . .where the book made a positive difference in your work"
Fleming Kramp, Former General Secretary, Danish Missionary Council.
"This book is a must read handbook for all who are intending to serve the Lord in the cross-cultural context."
Dr. J. M. Ngul Khan Pau, Senior Consultant, Development Associates International, India.
"When you read this book you will understand why it made such an impact (in South Sudan), and why it continues to inspire new generations of development practitioners."
Oddvar Espegren, Director, Christian Relief Network, Norway and East Africa
"Long a valuable tool for cross-cultural workers in East and Central Africa, the new edition offers a broader readership the insights and time-tested principles . . . refined over decades of teaching, research, and interaction with people from around the globe. I highly recommend this book to anyone who desires to communicate more effectively, whether in their own culture or another."
Dr. Gerry Morgan, Professor of Intercultural Studies and Director of Global Initiatives, Northwestern College, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA