THE memoir From China Seas to Desert Sands: A medical life in six countries is Jean Goodwin’s account of her life from a childhood in China, including capture and imprisonment by the Japanese, to serving as a married missionary, with four children. She and her husband worked with people with leprosy in South India, Hong Kong, and Ethiopia, and also spent time in England, Australia, and the UAE. The book has a preface by Professor the Lord McColl (Onwards & Upwards Publishers, £16.99 (£15.29); 978-1-910197-00-4).
RONALD SIDER founded the organisation Evangelicals for Social Action. Essays published in his honour explore Christian discipleship in the 21st century: Evangelical commitments, holistic ministry, and public policy. Specific areas include sexual justice, global warming, work, the poor, and economics. Following Jesus: Journeys in radical discipleship, edited by Paul Alexander and Al Tizon, has forewords by Jim Wallis and Tony Campolo, 18 essays, and John Dilulio’s afterword (Regnum, an imprint of the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, £26.99 (£24.30); 978-1-908355-27-0).