Looming Transitions: Starting and Finishing Well in Cross-Cultural Service (available on Amazon)—by Amy Young, read by Laura Young.
When you go abroad to serve, you’re thinking about the language, the losses,and the excitement. When you return home you’re thinking about your friends and family, the losses, and the relief. Most aren’t thinking about the process of transition—and yet if you do, it can make the difference between a smooth entry and re-entry, or a decidedly bumpy landing. Veteran of serving abroad Amy Young is the perfect companion to guide you through the much-neglected process of transitions. Practical in nature, Looming Transitions places a strong emphasis on • Keeping your soul fertile as you stay grounded in Christ • Looking for the lighter moments • Learning about yourself • Helping others • Making lists • Leaning into grief as you prepare for your transition
Two ways to listen:
1. Download each file and listen through iTunes or however you listen on your device.
2. Download the Gumroad app and then you can listen to it continuously like on audible.
Listening through the audio version of Looming Transitions was a valuable experience that left me wishing I had access to this kind of personal and helpful resource before my own transition of moving overseas. I believe Amy’s wise words and encouragement not only apply in preparing for an upcoming cross-cultural transition, but are a reminder of the importance of cultivating and preparing our hearts so that we are able to end and begin new seasons well. I enjoyed listening along to this while I ran errands and did work around my house. I also think Laura's soothing voice was a great fit for the audio version. ~Cosette Danielle~
What a delight to listen to this book about loving self and others well in the midst of leaving well. Although it's been more than 14 years since I transitioned from life overseas to my passport country, the truths spoken in this book, both practical and thought-provoking, also sparked life into my current transitions, and helped me name pieces of past transitions. Pleasantly read by the author's sister, this audiobook does not disappoint and will speak to the listener in any transition. ~Rosemari Kroll~
The audio book of Looming Transitions is simply excellent. The voice of Laura Young is smooth, comforting and allows the listener to get swept up in Amy Young’s marvelous book. Chapter to chapter, I found myself completely wrapped up in Amy’s wisdom, stories and encouragement read by her talented sister, Laura. This audio book is perfect for anyone going through transition, and will allow the listener to leave feeling empowered, understood, and comforted. ~Angie Blattner~
Awesome book to listen to—I really enjoyed it! Laura young does a great job telling the stories without getting in the way—my favorite type of listen. I was able to see, taste and feel the depth of the author's stories as I listened. I highly recommend getting this audio book to a busy mom who can't find the hours needed to read this important book. ~Mikkin Helvig~
You also receive the Looming Transitions Workbook, a companion guide to Looming Transitions, for free.
This PDF is designed to help you process through the material you read in Looming Transitions. You can print it off and fill it in by hand OR type your responses directly into the workbook.
One of the pressing questions in Looming Transitions was: "How can you keep your soul fertile and your sanity intact during transition?" This workbook will help you do just that.
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