I eagerly await Dana Robert’s forthcoming book on the history of the Christiam mission. Christian Mission: How Christianity Became a World Religion (Wiley-Blackwell) will be released in March 2009. My hope is that in Robert’s book we have a replacement for Stephen Neill’s A History of Christian Missions. It is time for a fresh re-telling of the story of the expansion of the Christian faith. The story needs to be retold in a way that a broader audience can read and appreciate. Previews indicate that in Part I, Robert chronicles “The Making of a World Religion,” and in Part II, she deals with “Themes in Mission History.” Dana Robert is the Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and the History of Missions at Boston University. She has authored numerous works on the history of Christian missions and non-Western Christianity.