"This is undoubtedly the best biography of Slessor so far produced. ... It presents a woman who, without pretensions to gentility or to much education, moved the bounds, not only of what was acceptable for women, but of what was conceivable."
Andrew F. Walls, Founding Director, Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World, University of Edinburgh
"This work fills the need for a good modern biography of a remarkable woman. It combines readability with high academic standard."
Jock Stein, Editor, The Handsel Press
"This book is commendable in that it raises awareness of the life of a woman who made a significant contribution to an understanding of Christian leadership. There is a need for more texts that convey this appreciation of roles undertaken by women in the development of faith traditions."
Julia Allen, in Modern Believing, October 2012
"In any case, it is hard to disagree with Andrew Wall's assessment that this is 'the best biography of Slessor so far'. Hardage's work should also be of interest to anyone studying Christianity in the Calabar region or West African missions more broadly."
Bethany Kipcrease, Aquinas College, in Journal of Religious History, Vol 36 (3)
"High marks go to the easy writing style which make this rich volume a really engrossing narrative throughout. The author's approach is particularly welcome as it counters hagiographers' tendencies to turn Slessor into a one-dimensional heroine. Instead, Jeanette Hardage helps us get to know a rather unknowable pioneer ..."
Jo Stanley, in Women's History Magazine, Issue 70, Summer 2012