"Welcome Forward" is a 144-page field guide and accompanying CD aimed at global travelers who want to make a difference by their lives and by their travel. A handy companion before, during and after an overseas trip, "Welcome Forward" provides practical, spiritual and respectful ways to travel in the world. It's especially suited for those who undertake global hunger trips, companion synod journeys, "mission trips" and short-term missionary service opportunities.
"Welcome Forward" combines the wisdom of seasoned global travelers, global mission and hunger staff members of the ELCA. It combines the easy utility of a field guide and the insightful wisdom of a book of proverbs. The readings that comprise the book are interwoven with specially composed music that draws users into deeper contemplation of the voice of God -- heard in their travel experiences -- and the calling of God's Spirit -- to change their lives forever!
Written by well-known ELCA writers Susan Lang and Rochelle Melander, the book is easily read, insistent in its question and grace-filled in its approach. The songs by ELCA composer Tim Hansen zing and crackle with various musical styles, inviting both toe-tappings and heart-string pluckings.