For more than a decade, Skeeter Wilson has been interviewing elders in Kenya to better understand them as they see themselves, rather than defined by the missionary culture.
Take Nothing With You does not doubt the sincerity and good intentions of most missionaries worldwide-especially in Africa, where the author grew up. Neither does it question the sincerity that drives them to believe that they are fulfilling a divine calling. What Take Nothing With You does question is how faithfully the missionary movement reflects the teachings and examples of the Christ-the One who is the purported subject of their message. It questions if the message, as delivered in the missionary context, can really be considered "Good News."