When Jones first went to India in 1907, he felt bound to defend the bible, Western civilization, the church, and many of the other “trappings” of Christianity. That proved both impossible and inadequate. Jones then said, “I decided to shorten my line and take my stand at Christ, refusing to know anything save Jesus Christ and him crucified.” This book, which sold more than a million copies, is still a textbook for training local church leaders and missionaries and lays a deeper foundation for missions than merely attacking the evils of society. Jesus is seen as being indigenous to every culture and race. In a day when Christian mission seems to be under paralysis, here we see a universal Jesus presented without compromise or shame.