Sarah Lanier (auteur)
A guide to understanding Hot- and Cold-Climate Cultures. An exellent Cross-Cultural understanding. Foreign to Familiar is a splendidly written, well researched work on cultures. Anyone traveling abroad should not leave home without this valuable resource! Sarah’s love and sensitivity for people of all nations will touch your heart. If the world were roughly divided into “hot climate” and “cold climate” cultures, what could one half of humankind learn from the other? Lanier—the daughter of missionaries and an experienced world traveler—writes insightfully on topics including relationship vs. task orientation; direct vs. indirect communication; individualism vs. group identity; and different concepts of hospitality. Whether you are a cross-cultural worker or simply live in a cross-cultural neighborhood, you’ll find this book to be a valuable resource for understanding and relating to others from a different “climate”. This book creates within us a greater appreciation for our extended families around the world and an increased desire to better understand them.