New missionary memoir depicts life journey, inner Christian journey

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Author John D. Wilson’s ‘In Other Worlds’ takes readers on voyage for God

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Author John D. Wilson’s new memoir, “In Other Worlds” (published by WestBow Press), is an eloquent and compelling human interest story about his life spent in many beautiful but challenging places, as well as his inner Christian journey.

Wilson highlights how – despite early struggles with self-esteem – he left his homeland of Scotland to spend 20 years among the “primitive” Yali tribal people of Papua, Indonesia. It was there that he and his wife raised a family and learned the unwritten Yali language, then helped to plant a church, train church leaders, teach literacy and translate Scripture. During this time he overcame various adversities, including facing cancer twice.

“So many missionary memoirs leave you feeling the author is a saint you can never expect to imitate,” Wilson says. “As a missionary memoir, ‘In Other Worlds’ will strike readers with its honesty and vulnerability.”

Praise for “In Other Worlds”:

“[‘In Other Worlds’ is] compelling, well-written, vastly entertaining, and inspiring … a fascinating look into worlds I would never have the chance to experience otherwise.”
—Anne M. Crawford, author and editor

In Other Worlds
By John D. Wilson
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 268 pages | ISBN 9781490855523
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 268 pages | ISBN 9781490855530
E-Book | 268 pages | ISBN 9781490855547
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author    
John D. Wilson trained at the Bible Training Institute in Glasgow, Scotland, and later earned a master of theology at the University of Edinburgh. He has traveled to many different countries, and he draws upon his wide experience in his teaching and training. He has written numerous articles for magazines and journals. He and his wife currently live in Ontario and have three sons and 11 grandchildren.

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