Cultural Intelligence : Improving Your Cq

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Cultural Intelligence: Improving Your CQ to Engage Our Multicultural World by David A. Livermore, puts emphasis on improving people’s understanding of culture, or cultural intelligence, of Christian workers for them to be an effective servant. As the world is growing smaller, encountering people from diverse cultural background is becoming a part of the daily life. Ministry inside and outside of the country involves complex, diverse, and multicultural interaction, and the need for Christian workers with high cultural intelligence, or CQ, who is able to work across national, ethnic, regional, and cultural barriers. In the beginning of the book, the author asks a fundamental question: What do you do when you encounter someone who is not like you? Throughout the book, the author answers the question with formal and practical information about successful cultural interaction. In the first chapter, Livermore emphasizes the growing importance of CQ not just for the ministers and leaders, but also for ordinary Christians. Even in the domestic churches, Hispanic, International students, refugees, and immigrants account for a large part of the community. He provides good number of statistics and facts regarding the demographics to deliver his points and successfully convince the readers to engage in improving their cultural intelligence. In chapter 2, Livermore argues that the cultural intelligence is a biblical concept, and that the incarnation is a prime example of contextualizing
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