"Doug Hall weighs in again with his characteristic gracefulness and his mature, uncommon wisdom. He bears witness to the incarnational way of faith that impinges upon real life in the world. Hall is no saint-maker, but he knows one when he sees one!"
Columbia Theological Seminary
"More than any other person, Robert 'Bob' Miller, as Travelling Study Secretary of the Student Christian Movement of Canada and bookman par excellence, brought home to the generation of Canadian university students of the 1950s through 1970s the religious and philosophical debates, the art and literature, and the social and political turmoil of post-second world war Europe. It is not surprising that he should have become the mentor of Douglas John Hall, Canada's pre-eminent Protestant theologian, who here tells that story with great sensitivity and insight."
"Above all, this book is about friendship between two prophets, both ministers of the United Church of Canada whose honor in their own country, or beyond, is impossible to assess. In The Messenger, Douglas John Hall's tribute to his friend, the reader also learns a good deal about Canada's foremost Protestant theologian who provides a fascinating window on what happened to postwar European theology as it made the transition to North America."
University of British Columbia