I loved this unusual book. The content comprises excerpts from the author’s blog posts, reflections, prayer letters, poems and prose fiction during ten years of missionary work in Colombia from 2008-2018. She definers her time in this country as an ultimately fruitful ‘breaking and re-making’ by the Lord by means of an ‘un-making’. In her own words: ‘To be re-made, I had to be un-made.’ (p.10).

The book is extremely well-written but is not a ‘run of the mill’ chronological account of daily missionary life. There are very short chapters and lots of lists and numbered facts but these are very revealing about both the author and the character of Colombia and its people. Her vivid, raw and honest recollections, ranging from the extremely shocking to the extremely humorous, fascinated me and it is obvious that her experiences have changed her profoundly. We glean spiritual lessons from the author’s life and work, without their being imposed on us, as with some similar books.

If you want to learn about the work of furthering the Gospel in certain parts of Colombia by an author who does not hide the challenges and struggles in her Christian walk, I highly recommend this book.

This book is available to purchase from Amazon.

Judith Lewis, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Llwynhendy