Weather shapes our different national cultures more than we realise. A cross-cultural worker with wide experience, Lanier explains the vital differences between hot- and cold-climate cultures. This is not just of passing interest, because it dramatically affects how we communicate the gospel within different cultures. In a cold-climate culture, social life is lived primarily within the home. In a hot-climate culture, community life and relationships are conducted outside. Hot-climate cultures are far more relational, much less task-oriented.
Another cultural divide explained by Lanier is ‘high context’ (formal) versus ‘low context’ (informal). Communicating with someone of the other culture also needs great sensitivity and understanding.
A vital book for anyone who wishes to communicate the gospel, anywhere.