I suspect the reviewer above is not only non christian, but perhaps anti-christian. The book was autobiographical and about the trials of faith that Isobel Kuhn went through to become a missionary in China, despite the objections of her parents. It is very inspiring. In the arena does *NOT* refer to someone dying in an arena. Rather it refers to a passage in the bible where our lives are likened to a stage, where all of our actions are on display for an audience of angels and men. Take my word for it, it is very inspirational! Especially if you are considering doing any kind of missions work.