"Copyright, 1942, International Missionary Council. Reprint, 1946". -- verso of t.-p.
"The missionary's job, at its best, is the happiest in the world; at its worst it like a blister on a thirty-mile walk. Missionary work can be very good and it can be very, very bad. As in art and music and all creative work, what is average and middling, hackwork and mechanical had better never have been done. But in art and music and all creative work, what is honest and imaginative, generous and unselfconscious, however poor its form, or halting its technique, is part of the glory of the creative love of God. .... Being a missionary is like being married. Your happiness and joy is in other persons' lives. The interest and excitement of sharing the lives of others is infinitely more than the cost of exile from your own country and from your own folks. Just as in marriage the real giving up us not of bachelor quarters and bachelor ways, but of independence and self-will in carving out your own life, so as a missionary the real self-sacrifice lies in being willing to give up the desire to carve out a distinct pattern for your own life and work".
Contents: Foreword / R.H. Edwin Espy -- The Missionary's Job -- The Relevance of the Missionary's Job -- Adventures in Friendship -- Rediscover Charity -- The Importance and Unimportance of Being a Missionary -- The Missionary Mood -- At Once Care Much and Care Little.