In addition to covering the trajectory of Taylor’s life and missionary travels, the book has ample footnotes for the scholar who likes to follow the sources for further reading. . . . In this detailed and well-researched work, Tzan has written a complete biography spanning from Taylor’s childhood in Virginia to his final days as a bishop for Africa. The book contains helpful insights into a missionary who was representative of the modern missionary movement. It is ideal for mission scholars and church historians. . . Tzan answers many unanswered questions about William Taylor for mission historians, and corrects some misperceptions, while also opening new areas for future research.