Although I worked hard throughout my whole mission - there were times when I felt ineffective. I always wondered how we could find more investigators to teach because "dooring" just wasn't the answer. David Covey's ideas helped me to start thinking outside of the box and also to reach many more people. I only wish that I could have used more of these ideas earlier in my mission. The book is a quick read and the methods are easy to understand and implement. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone heading out on a mission as it will only give them another set of tools they can use to better reach people's hearts.
In my opinion, David Covey's, The Highly Effective Missionary, is bound to become a classic in missionary literature. Filled with experience, wisdom, and practical suggestions, Covey challenges a missionary to reach outside of his or her comfort zone and to be bold and innovative in finding, teaching, progressing, and baptizing potential investigators. Covey's philosophy that "skills matter" helps a missionary learn the most effective contacting and teaching methods while refining their approach. I found this book to be extremely creative and particularly inspiring. My husband and I plan to give this book to each member of our 17-year-old Sunday School class for Christmas to help them prepare to become a highly effective missionary.
I am only 14 years old and preparing to go on a mission. I really enjoyed everything about this book. I loved the stories and the great advice to improve my missionary preparation. It really gave me good perspective and will definitely change the way I look at missionary work and prepare for my own mission. I would recommend this book for all kids preparing to serve!
I recently sent this book to my son who is currently serving in France as well as several nieces and nephews who are on missions throughout the world. They all rave about the results they are seeing just from following simple steps. It is filled with incredibly helpful advice and skills that can literally transform your mission! Most missionaries shy away from bold and innovative approaches because they feel they are being too "pushy" or overbearing. This book teaches you how embrace the boldness to get into the doors that usually reject you. Read it before you go on a mission and master the skills necessary to truly find, teach and baptize more than ever before! I am going to give this as my Christmas gift this year to every perspective/current missionary I know!
This book changed my mission! It helped me to find my own innovative ways to bring the gospel to many more people than I would have if I had simply gone through the motions like many missionaries do. I found the book very easy to understand and immediately helpful in giving me new ideas for my missionary work. This book was crucial in helping me to baptize 6 times more people than my mission's average. I used the concepts often as an Assistant to the President in training the Australia Adelaide Mission and it created a culture of fun and success, we went from averaging 9 baptisms a month to 15 during that time. The book is a quick read, it provided me hope and motivation during difficult seasons of the work, it is easy to understand, and is very much a HOW to book. David Coveys book will give a missionary or potential missionary exciting new approaches and skills and I would fully recommend it to anybody who is engaged in missionary service.