The Author

E. D. Burns and his family have served as long-term missionaries in the Middle East, East Asia, and now in Southeast Asia. He serves as assistant professor of spirituality and missiology at Asia Biblical Theological Seminary and the director of the MA in global leadership program at Western Seminary.

The Missionary Life: No Shortcuts

I would soberly admonish any missionary candidate that the mission field is not all romance and radical adventure; it is also mingled with heartbreak,