Over the years I have read over 100 christian biographies. I devour them and reread them. This book (though not a biography) was one of my favorites on the subject of missions. I noticed as I read many of these books that God gave these doorways to the gospel in many cultures around the world. I was also struck at how Satan works to keep these lost people under bondage. To step back and see the big picture that Don laid out in this book was nothing short of amazing. It's impact on my walk was profound, when all of it's implications hit me. As I was reading I could only imagine how much more could be written on this subject. Don has only scratched the surface of the amazing way's God has placed eternity in our hearts.
this is the kind of book that makes you look up every once in awhile and just say, "Hallelujah!" It is so amazing to see how God has been at work preparing hearts throughout the world over centuries. Those bringing the gospel just step in at the right time to reap the harvest. I have ordered several copies over the years because I keep giving them to any mission-minded friends, including my grandchildren, then ordering another for myself.
For eleven years in secular college ministry, I have been often asked those questions, after presenting the gospel, "Fine, if it is true that everyone is sinner and need a savior, then what about unreached people? Are you telling me that for thousands of years, billions of those unreached people who never heard gospel went to hell? How can I worship God who allowed this?" Good news! This book answered those questions powerfully! After reading "Eternity in their Hearts" my heart was on fire and filled with renewed confidence. As the result, many stumbling block was removed. Many expressed serious interest in gospel afterwards.
This is one of the most incredible books I have ever read! It will grip you from page one and show you the awesome power of our God... it truly changed my whole paradaigm about reaching the lost... God has indeed left himself a witness in every culture around the globe, even those which have not yet been touched by western or Christian civilization. This book makes me love God more and want to share Him with more people! This book is fascinating! A must-read for any believer!