Richard Showalter authored On the Way with Jesus: A Passion for Mission which features five sections directing the reader along a path to deepen his/her journey for missional works. The sections (The Vision, The People, The Walk, The World, and The Path Ahead) are then comprised of several short stories or essays about mission. The book is easy to read, easy to understand, and contains some quite compelling essays.
I found the book to be interesting, though not riveting. It would make an excellent book for someone who is new to the faith and to someone who seeks to learn about call to mission. It also features a couple of discussion questions on each section that would make it an excellent option for study groups or book clubs.
I have read this book as part of the required reading for the United Methodist Women’s Reading Program.