Jonathan J. Bonk
-- Overseas Ministries Study Center
"Eloquent but not verbose, profound but not obscure, lucid but not clichéd, rare the memoir that engages its reader from beginning to end . . . more than once. Lamin Sanneh's is one of those."
-- University of Bristol
"Sanneh's autobiography is moving, humble, and very thought provoking. . . . Whether Christian or not, there's a lot to learn from this wise testimony. He has the rare quality of a top academic as well as a humane and spiritually discerning communicator."
-- The Archbishop of York
"Sanneh's personal journey from childhood roots in Gambia is told with refreshing delight in a wonderfully kaleidoscopic account of people and places along the way. Delighting in a wide variety of religious, cultural, intellectual, and ordinary human encounters, his story is unfailingly generous in the telling - full of the wisdom that flows from a grateful heart. As a multi-layered personal testimony from the place where civilizations meet, this is truly a captivating read."
Dana L. Robert
-- Boston University
"At once brave, lyrical, and profoundly moving, this book traces the life of one of the world's great scholars. . . . This powerful memoir is both a timely commentary on issues in world Christianity, and a timeless masterpiece of the human spirit."
Patrick J. Ryan
-- Fordham University
"For most of the four decades I have known Lamin Sanneh, I have urged him to write a memoir of his personal pilgrimage. At last my prayer has been answered! I treasure this marvelous addition to the history of Christian and African autobiography that reaches back to Saint Augustine."
-- Baylor University
"I've always found Lamin Sanneh one of the very best analysts of contemporary Christianity worldwide, but my admiration for him grows still more when I read this disarmingly honest and instructive autobiography. Read it if you want to learn not just about Lamin Sanneh himself, or world Christianity, but about West Africa, Islamic-Christian relations, the process of religious conversion, and a host of other matters. Or, just enjoy a really well-written autobiography."
John B. Carman
-- Harvard Divinity School
"This moving narrative vividly portrays the many stages of Lamin Sanneh's religious journey, connecting his personal experiences on four continents with major cultural shifts in the last fifty years. . . . He offers a sobering critique of Western Protestantism and explains his confidence in the progress of African Christianity, expressed in the mother tongue. His painful memories of multiple rejections should sharpen our reflection on our Christian past and present."