This book opens a window into the heart of a loving missionary wife and mother dealing with the challenges of ministering in a different land. Refreshingly transparent in expressing her feelings, Patricia McGregor, with beautiful simplicity, tells it like it is, the joys as well as the sorrows. On occasion, too, her husband, Bishop Todd McGregor, as well as her daughters, Corbi and Charese (ages 15 and 16 at the time) share their thoughts. It is a moving saga, filled with adventure and surprise. The author has remarkable ability of seeing spiritual applications in the common things that happen every day. Life for her is a journey of obedience in the bonds of Christ. The road has many twists and turns, but even detours along the way serve to enlarge experiences of God's faithfulness. To be sure, keeping the priorities of the Kingdom in order is not easy. There is a cross in it. Yet, however difficult the task, the love of Jesus shines through, and she makes you want to follow Him. Reading this book can be a tonic for your soul. Robert E. Coleman Distinguished Senior Professor of Evangelism and Discipleship Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary ___________________________________________________________ Patricia (Patsy) McGregor's journey to Africa began in 1991 where her adventures were documented in her first book, A Guest in God's World: Memories of Madagascar. The Detour is a collection of her five-year experience in Kenya and gives spiritual insight into her discovery of a deep love for the African people. Today, we find her back in Madagascar serving as the wife of the Bishop of Toliara, Madagascar, a mother of two grown daughters, an ordained priest, and immersed within a new ministry dedicated to the villages and people of Southern Madagascar. Continue to journey with Patsy by visiting our website, www.peoplereaching.org.