"This is an encouraging book to read and reflect on. Many Christian workers face the awesome challenge of evangelising London, and to read this autobiography is to be refreshed and reminded of what God can do by sacrificial and committed service undertaken in his name."
"Lionel is a people person, a tremendous encourager, and a man with a passion to spread the gospel. A whole generation of London City Missionaries are grateful to God for the encouragement given to them by him. Even today, some years after his retirement, missionaries regularly meet people who ask, ‘Do you remember Lionel Ball?' In this book Lionel tells his own story. It is beautifully written and a delight to read."
Irene Howat, Award–winning author
"As you read some of Lionel's descriptions of the things he has seen and the ways in which God has used him, Joan and his family, if you find yourself quietly praising God and, like me, gently wiping a tear from your eye, then I feel sure that Lionel will think that all his hard work in writing this book has been worthwhile. Praise God!"
Rt. Rev’d Prebendary Sandy Millar
"Lionel Ball worked as London City Missionary for much of his life. Born just before the second world war, he tells his story in detail - his schooldays, his life in the RAF, his conversion to Christ, his work with the police and his entrance into the London city Mission. He details his years based with in the covenant Garden Mission and also with people from the London theatres. Wherever he was and whomever he mixed with, his main aim was to bring men to Christ and this is amply shown on every page of his book."
"Lionel Ball was a London City Missonary (LCM) for over thirty years, and this charming and heart warming narrative tells us his story from birth on the ‘right side' of the welsh border, which of course gave him a life-long love for music and singing, to service in the RAF and then into the LCM."