On of my all time favorite books is Through Gates of Splendor. It is the first missionary biography I ever read and when I was done reading it I was ready to move to some remote village and be a missionary. The story was very moving and I hope it always impacts the way I look at the world and the things I place value on.
The book is incredible and everyone that I know who has read it also thinks it is one of their favorite books. If you haven’t read it yet, it should be moved to the top of your must read list.
Here is the review I wrote for it during my missions class at Seminary. christian-missions-missionary-biography-through-gates-of-splendor