The Meeting of the Waters by Fritz Kling

I want to share a most excellent book with you.

Do the conversations of Q Conference still ring in your head?  You’ll want this book to be part of your discussion.  Kling is a global-level thinker.  In The Meeting of the Waters, he takes on the mixture of cultures that we now face, and looks for a solution.

The mighty Amazon is fed by two rivers that merge together at Manaus, Brazil.  One of these rivers comes from a quiet tributary – the other is tumultuous.  When these two rivers meet, they run as two seperate rivers in the same bank.

Kling uses this river as a picture of our world today.  We have so many cultures – old and new, east, west… the list is long.  Do you want to make a difference in this world?  Do you want to bridge the cultures?  Do you want to figure out how to help the people in your church work together and reach their community?   This book will help you.

Kling discusses seven things to consider when looking at culture and trying to communicate in today’s world:

  • Mercy
  • Mutuality
  • Migration
  • Monoculture
  • Machines
  • Mediation
  • Memory

These seven things each make a mark on civilization.  Knowing how to navigate the waters will give you the ability to be a world-class communicator and leader. 

Want to know more?  Check out their video.

You can buy the book on Amazon.


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