delighted to see such a positive review of the pioneer gift in the international bulletin of missionary research
i liked the image of a pawn (though didn't want to think about how many pawns get sacrificed in a game of chess!) that the reviewer concludes with
The pioneer is like a pawn (both words are derived from the same Latin root) on a chessboard. The pawn is the weakest of all the pieces in the game, but it has one crucial role: typically, it moves first. The work of the Holy Spirit is often set afoot by the least likely persons. Baker and Ross and the other contributors to this book have given us a gift that will inspire other pioneers to initiate much-needed mission efforts at such a time as this.