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1Book Application: Understanding Intercultural Communication AssignmentStudent’s NameCourseProfessor’s NameInstitutionDate of Submission
2SummaryUnderstanding Intercultural Communication, by Stella Ting-Toomey and Leeva Chung, isa book that lays down the fundamentals of intercultural communication effortlessly tounderstand. It indeed provides us with an understanding of how to handle internationalcommunication, whether in distant nations or in our own communities with individuals. One ofthe best elements of their technique is their verbal and non-verbal coverage. We all know that incommunication, how we say and what we say is important. When we communicate withsomeone, even if it is not somebody from a foreign culture, we often lose sight of how crucialnonverbal communication can be. When talking about nonverbal communication, the essentialthing they tell us is that sometimes the simplest things can cause walls to come up between usand what we say prevents it from reaching your heart and hearing. Along with it, they touch onseveral important topics related to talking with people from different cultures, including ethics,facial expressions, boundaries, physical appearance, and culture shock, among others.Any number of factors can determine the outcome of a successful ministry and adisastrous church. This depends on whether or not we take the time to recognize that the culturewe are ministering to is different from our own. That, in my opinion, is the most important lessonto take from this book. As much as we would like to believe so, we are not the all-knowingauthority on the best way to accomplish things. Just because our father and his father did things,a certain way does not imply that this is the way we should conduct ourselves in ourcommunities. Daily, our communities are getting more and more multicultural. As missionaries,we must be conscious of the contrasts between their culture and ours to maintain open lines ofcommunication and be receptive to the message of God that we wish to share with them. Howwe communicate changes, but still, the message remains the same.
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