This is a significant evaluative biography of an effective mid-20th century missionary grappling with the changing dynamics of mission in the transition from pioneers to parents to partners in the relations between service agencies and the younger churches. It is a must read for any missionary candidate; any theology student or Christian involved in inter-cultural ministry today; and any informed Christian or supporter of mission seeking to grasp the ways of God in reaching our contemporary world. As the amazing record of the impact of the life of one person totally yielded to God and obedient to his call, it also reflects the missionary spirituality of the time with a particular focus on evaluating Christian leadership issues through the lens of Gil McArthur’s life journey.

John Hitchen, Honorary Research Fellow, Laidlaw Graduate School, Laidlaw College, Auckland.

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