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Post-Field Books We Recommend

Arriving Well

Cate Brubaker, Doreen Cumberland, Helen Watts

Arriving Well is a compilation of five raw, compelling, autobiographical stories about re-entry. Each of the authors experienced the roller-coaster ride of re-entry to their passport country in totally different and yet totally valid ways after a differing number of years abroad.

This book highlights the variety of ways in which people experience re-entry and offers resources - inlcuding mini-coaching, reflection questions, and helpful resources - to help you on your re-entry (repatriation) journey.


Rhythms of Grace

Tony Horsfall

Finding Intimacy with God in a Busy Life

Rhythms of Grace emerges from a personal exploration of contemplative spirituality. Coming from an evangelical and charismatic background, Tony Horsfall felt an increasing desire to know God more deeply. At the same time, he felt an increasing dissatisfaction with his own spiritual life, as well as concern at the number of highly qualified and gifted people involved in Christian ministry who experience burn-out. In this book he shows how contemplative spirituality, with its emphasis on realising our identity as God's beloved children and on being rather than doing, has vital lessons for us about discovering intimacy with God. Check out our event on self-care with Tony.


Looming Transitions

Amy Young

Starting and Finishing Well in Cross-cultural Service

When you go abroad to serve, you’re thinking about the language, the losses, and the excitement. When you return home you’re thinking about your friends and family, the losses, and the relief. Most aren’t thinking about the process of transition—and yet if you do, it can make the difference between a smooth entry and re-entry, or a decidedly bumpy landing. Veteran of serving abroad Amy Young is the perfect companion to guide you through the much-neglected process of transitions. Watch our interview with Amy Young.


The Ruby: a Re-entry Survival Story

Suzanna Johnson

For many overseas workers, re-entry is the hardest part...

Suzanne Johnson and her family live in a children's centre in Mozambique. They love their community, ministry and way of life, but other factors are pulling them back to the UK. They face a difficult decision: to stay or to return. This is the story of their last months in Africa, followed by a journey across continents: through depression and broken relationships to reconciliation, healing and hope. "The Ruby" is ultimately a testimony of the healing power of God's love.


The Reentry Team

Neal Pirolo

As Neal Pirolo criss-crossed the United States and several other countries conducting the Serving As Senders Seminar, it became increasingly clear to him that of the six areas of care, reentry care is the least understood. Grieved by the lack of care when a missionary returns home, he was motivated to provide the Church and missions community with this resource.


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