WEAK SAUCE (JAPANESE)
We all experience ups and downs in life: times of encouragement and despair, success and failure, strength and weakness. In Weak Sauce, Anne Crescini takes you on her journey with Jesus, giving a candid account of her struggles with food, exercise addiction and chronic illness. Using intensely personal stories, witty anecdotes, and blunt honesty, Anne takes you on her journey to find Jesus’ strength in her weakness.
This is her testimony, but more than that, it is His–a testimony of God’s unending faithfulness and constant care in the midst of the ups and downs of life, and His ability to use us to fulfil His purposes no matter how weak we may feel.
JAPANESE FOR REAL LIFE: What You Need to Know to Survive and Thrive in Japan
In Japanese for Real Life, Anne and Aya aim to equip foreigners living in Japan with the knowledge and vocabulary that will enable them to not only survive but to thrive. Touching on various issues such as the social welfare system, medical care, education, religious views, and numerous other topics necessary for daily life, this guidebook to living in Japan will provide them with the necessary tools to confidently interact with Japanese society. Anne and Aya’s many years of combined experience living and working in Japan enable them to give useful insight into the Japanese mind, as well as the Japanese language that people really use everyday. They hope that this is not a book that is gone through once, but one that will be referenced over and over again to help foreign residents thrive in the Land of the Rising Sun.
ENGLISH COMMUNICATION: Knowing Yourself, Others, and the World Around You
In today’s increasingly global society, it is more important than ever for university students to engage with those from other countries and cultures. In this intermediate textbook, which is aimed at native Japanese English learners, students will acquire basic skills to talk about themselves and others. They will also learn not only about other cultures, but also how to explain their own culture to others.
ENGLISH PRESENTATION: USING YOUR OPINIONS TO PERSUADE OTHERS
In modern Japan, students are interacting with the global community more than ever. Good English communication skills, including the ability to express opinions clearly and succinctly, have never been more important. In addition, many young people have the opportunity to present at international conferences, and many employers are looking for people capable of giving solid presentations in English.This textbook is designed for native Japanese English learners who desire to improve their ability to present information clearly, communicate their opinions, and construct solid English language presentations. It will equip students with the skills to be able to prepare and present three different kinds of presentations–informative, comparative and persuasive—and instill in them the confidence necessary to live to work in today’s global society.
HOME: FINDING MY WAY ACROSS CULTURES
In Home, Anne takes you on the journey she traveled from the summer of 2013 to the summer of 2015, a two-year period that not only changed how she saw Japan and the United States, but transformed her life and ministry in powerful and unexpected ways. Back in Japan after her year abroad in her home country, Anne finally understands what it means to be home.
Social Issues Facing Modern Japan
Japan is a Country at a Crossroads. A variety of factors, from globalization to an increase of women in the workforce to a dissatisfied younger generation are contributing to a rapidly changing society. And these changes are bringing with them new social issues that Japan is struggling to deal with as they try to maintain their traditional culture in an increasingly globalized society.
Using intensely personal stories, witty anecdotes, and blunt honesty, Anne takes you on her journey to find Jesus’ strength in her weakness.
Driving Me Crazy About It
Japan has long been regarded by foreigners as an enigma, a land with a complex web of social expectations and relationships, yet a land of hospitality and a people of unmatched kindness.
Barefoot Gaijin: Loving Japan Without Losing Myself is Anne’s third book exploring Japanese culture. Throughout her fourteen years in Japan, Anne has struggled with trying to fit into Japanese society, but not lose her identity in the process.
Bathhouses and Bodybags
Bathhouses and Bodybags is Anne Crescini’s second book about life as a foreigner in the Land of the Rising Sun. This collection of 100 short readings covers both serious topics like gender issues and religion, and more humorous issues like toilets, bread, and the maddening lack of air conditioning and heat.