Book Review: BETWEEN WORLDS – Essays on Culture and Belonging by Marilyn R. Gardner

Marilyn R. Gardner, an MK from Pakistan, often writes in the quarterly Among Worlds. We highly recommend it for anyone who has lived overseas or who is interested in other cultures. This book review was written by Hank Griffith of South Suburban Evangelical Free Church in Apple Valley, Minnesota.

Excerpts from: Between Worlds: Essays on Culture and Belonging by Marilyn R. Gardner,
compiled by Tim and Ann Wester September 2015.

Marilyn R. Gardner, an MK from Pakistan, often writes in the quarterly Among Worlds. We highly
recommend it for anyone who has lived overseas or who is interested in other cultures. The June edition
talked about “Oh, the Places We God!” AmongWorlds@interactionintl.org. The June edition talked about, ”Oh, the Places we Go!” Very appropriate for us!

“No matter where these goodbyes have taken place whether it’s been on hot tarmacs, or dusty river banks; efficient European (American) airports or train stations, the symptoms are the same. My
stomach gets those characteristic “goodbye” butterflies, my throat constricts, my body feels restless. Time passes too quickly; minutes count, hours horrify.” P.195

“I don’t look back. I knew intuitively that if I looked back then all of that would flow over me and it would be over before it began.” P. 198

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