I knew nothing about this book going into it—I was only looking for a summer audiobook to listen to. I was pleasantly surprised to find the book opens in Quito, Ecuador, a place I have visited on a short term mission trip. The main character, Neil, is a language teacher there for missionaries needing to learn Spanish. Neil is a single man who then takes his 8-week furlough in Greenville, South Carolina, hoping to find nice Christian women to date. He gets more than he bargained for and ends up leading a short term mission team (made up of a hodgepodge of characters), to the jungles of Ecuador. The story gives you plenty of laughs along with things you may take away and ponder.
By the end of the book, I wanted more. After a little research, I found that this is book #2 of a trilogy, but not one that absolutely needs to be read in order. The first book in the series is Flabbergasted 2003 , and the third book is “Lost in Rooville” 2005. These are also read by Andrew Peterson for the audio versions.