Life is filled with transitions. Sometimes they happen in one geographical place. We move from childhood to adulthood, singleness to marriage, health to chronic illness. Other times they occur when we relocate from one place to another. In Life in Motion, we see how ever since Adam and Eve had to leave the Garden of Eden, humans have had to deal with the reality of making geographic transitions. Amazingly, we discover that people who made such transitions in ancient times responded in remarkably similar ways as we do today. Through their stories, we gain insight into the normal stages of transition, how we often respond during each stage, and how we can grow through all transitions with strength and hope.
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About the Author
Ruth E. Van Reken is a second generation adult Cross-Cultural Kid (CCKs) and mother of three adult CCKs. She is author of Letters Never Sent, co-author of Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, 3rd ed., and co-founder of Families in Global Transition.
Table of Contents
1 - Themes of Transition; 2 - Adam and Eve—the First Travelers; 3 - Sarah—the ‘Accompanying Partner’; 4 - Jacob—The Runner; 5 - Joseph—the Unexpected; 6 – Moses —the Adult Cross-Cultural Kid; 7 - Children of Israel—the Complaining Pilgrims; 8 - Naomi—the Weary Repatriate; 9 - Daniel—the Cultural Bridge; 10 - Jesus—the Ultimate Cross-Culturalist; Explanatory Notes