I received this book for review several years ago. I set it aside because life was just too busy. I was pursuing a D.Min at Southern, the church I had planted was only a few years old, and my wife and I were figuring out what it would mean to homeschool our son.
A few months ago, I picked this book back up. Now, I realize what I should have known all along: my delay in reading was due more to providence than procrastination. Apparently, God knew that I would need a little inspiration later on.
Dispatches from the Front is simply a good book. Though at times it can seem too disconnected – maybe even a little contrived – it is worth reading. The stories of God at work among the nations are inspiring. I wouldn’t say this book is as good as Ripken’s The Insanity of God, but it is still good.