This is the self-portrait of a missionary, minister, and teacher, at age 100, sharing the adventures of his childhood in Korea, exhilarating academic career at Princeton University, and then a lifetime of purposeful dedication to the ministry and to teaching. The author, a poet and gifted prose writer, engages the reader in beautiful landscapes of rural Korea, a trans-Siberian journey in the 1930s, his pioneering ministry in the desert of northern Chile, and the throes and conscientious commitment to civil rights in the 1960s. His life partnership with Martha, a church musician, features prominently in the book, as does their experience with her Alzheimer's disease. The writer shares moments of epiphany, and the discovery of God's will, represented by turning points in a life lived on three continents.
More than just a memoir, this is a book full of devotional meaning and spiritual inspiration, for readers who enjoy a good story and excellent prose.