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Serving with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence, Updated Edition
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Serving with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence, Updated Edition

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Baker Books 2012

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Short-term mission trips are a great way to impact the kingdom. Yet they can lack effectiveness because of mistakes or naiveté on the part of participants. In this insightful book, David A. Livermore calls us to serve with our eyes open to global and cultural realities so we can become more effective cross-cultural ministers. Winner of an Outreach Resource of the Year Award in global outreach from Outreach magazine, Serving with Eyes Wide Open is a must-have book for anyone doing a short-term mission or service project, whether domestic or overseas. Now updated throughout to reflect the changing mission field.

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Key Features

  • Focuses on global and cultural realities
  • Provides instruction for becoming more effective cross-cultural ministers
  • Includes updates that reflect the changing mission field


  • One World: Snapshots of the Globe
  • One Church: The Changing Face of Christianity
  • Motivation: “Missions Should Be Fun!”
  • Urgency: “Just Do It!”
  • Common Ground: “They Don’t Fly Planes in India When It Rains”
  • The Bible: “Just Stick to the Bible and You Can’t Go Wrong!”
  • Money: “They’re So Happy”
  • Simplicity: “You’re Either for Us or against Us!”
  • Try, Try Again: CQ Drive
  • Seek to Understand: CQ Knowledge
  • On Second Thought: CQ Strategy
  • Actions Speak Louder than Words: CQ Action
  • The Heart of the Matter: Shema

Praise for the Print Edition

A challenging, well-supported, and carefully crafted tool that will transform your missions and service ministries into opportunities.

Chap Clark, professor of youth, family, and culture, Fuller Theological Seminary

Livermore does a terrific job of looking at the world today, asking stimulating questions about our approach to missions and giving practical insights into cultural intelligence.

—Daryl Nuss, executive director, National Network of Youth Ministries

Product Details

  • Title: Serving with Eyes Wide Open: Doing Short-Term Missions with Cultural Intelligence, Updated Edition
  • Author: David A. Livermore
  • Edition: Updated
  • Publisher: Baker
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Resource Type: Topical
  • Topic: Missions

About David A. Livermore

David A. Livermore is executive director of the Global Learning Center at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. In addition, he is research fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and a senior consultant with the Cultural Intelligence Center. Livermore has traveled to more than 75 countries and is the author of numerous articles and training manuals.

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