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Full disclosure: I work for Wycliffe Bible Translators, the organization founded by Cameron Townsend, but apart from that, I objectively really enjoyed this book. It isn't a panegyric: it just presents the facts of his life in a straightforward manner, and it is quite impressive. The book doesn't gloss over the controversies that he brought up, and it's amazing how far he was ahead of his time in the missions world. Many of the things valued in missions today (as reflected in movements like the ...more
Sep 09, 2009 Melanie rated it liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
Recommended to Melanie by: School
Had to read it for school. The beggining was pretty boring, aand when like someone important dies all it says is they died and then moves on to haw hard life is for Cam. That was the entire book. Kinda boring.
James C. "Jim" Hefley is the author of more than 50 books including the popular Way Back series, of which this book is one. For many years prior to retirement, Hefley was a popular author and well-known inspirational speaker. He lives in Hannibal, Missouri, where he founded Hannibal Books in the early 1980s. In 1999 he sold the book publishing company to KLMK Communications, Inc., which is based i ...more