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The book is essentially a catalog of stories about tribal practices that seem odd to the modern Westerner and that often involve a clueless western missionary who doesn't understand what's going on. As these are things that the author has read or heard about but not observed, it's not clear how many of these anecdotes actually happened. The author does intersperse the tales with short reflections on how Christian missionaries should approach culture, but these do not go very deep. The author's p ...more