Book: Mission Log, Star Date 11-1-1995 – Memoirs of an LDS Missionary Straight from Guatemala, by Derek Jackson
Where I got it: Free Kindle Download
Briefly, it’s: the account of two years the author spent as a Mormon missionary in Guatemala, 1995-1997
What I liked: Learning about a young American’s take on Guatemala, and on what it means to be a Mormon missionary.
What I didn’t like so much: There wasn’t enough in it about what it means to be a Mormon (missionary or otherwise) – a familiarity with the LDS doctrines and practice is taken for granted. There is also not much spirituality of depth in evidence. Overall, it’s a little on the naive and earnest side.
Anything else: Is that “Star Date” in the title meant to be “Start Date”? Because the journal does start on that date – and there’s no other reference to a “star date”.