Since 2005, Bislow has ventured to the dark, dangerous, and despised places to share the gospel with others. He has traveled to various tribal villages in Africa, and even to a dangerous prison in Guatemala. In this book he shares his stories, some are scary, some are horrifying, some are funny, but all are inspiring. He challenges readers to listen for God’s voice and be ready to follow where He wants to lead us.
I thought this was one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. I feel like it really gave me an idea of what it is like to be a missionary overseas in dangerous places, especially a glimpse into what it is like to be a missionary in places where few, if any missionaries have gone before.
Bislow does a great job of tutoring readers on ways to share the gospel in ways that won’t offend others, but to find common ground and share the good news in a non-threatening way that comes from love. I thought his training program for Unusual Soldiers was very interesting as well. It demonstrated that even the shy and timid are candidates to travel into dark, dangerous, and despised places to minister to others.
I think this is a book that would be enjoyed by anyone who has been a missionary, has been called to be a missionary, or is interested in what it is like to be a missionary. This book is geared toward adults as some of Bislow’s experiences are graphic and inappropriate for minor readers.
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
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