This is my all time favorite book!!! One of the things that I appreciated most about it is that Olson doesn't glamourize his life or hide his mistakes and weaknesses. He addresses a lot of relevant issues in missions as well. I was told to read this book when I myself was going onto the mission field, and I'm so glad I did. This is one of the few books I just couldn't put down. I read it almost straight through.
Just an amazing book to show how great our God is and how he can work through anyone who believes in Him. I read this to my kids while we were learning about the rain forest. My husband overheard us reading and came in to listen. He ended up picking up the book and reading for a couple hours until he finished. He couldn't put it down. There are sad and heavy parts of the story, as there are with many missionary stories. However through all of that, God always reveals his wonderful and great plan.