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by Bruce Olson

ISBN-10: 0884191338

ISBN-13: 9780884191339

Pub. Date: 04/28/1989

Publisher: Charisma Media

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Table of Contents

1Home to the Jungle15
2Who Is My God?22
4A Missionary?38
5First Meeting With Indians45
6Last-Minute Help54
8Almost Killed66
10A Terrifying Reception81
11In and Out of Civilization90
12An Impatient Wait96
14A Pact Brother109
15Mistaken for a Cannibal115
16Using the Witch Doctor124
17Jesus, the Motilone132
18The Night of the Tiger140
19Everyday Miracles147
20Like David and Jonathan155
22Almost Wiped Out171
23The Whirlpool177
24Beyond the Horizon183

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Bruchko 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is probably the best true story I have ever read. I kept reading and reading and reading. The content was great, realistic, and easy to imagine. I thoroughly enjoyed and have read it many times, finding new things I didn't notice every time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a must read book for anyone and everyone. It is written simply enough to be understood by children, while having truths that mature adults will try to grasp and understand.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was assigned to read it for church 2 years ago, and I'm glad I did. It shows just how much and how many things people can do if they except Jesus in their hearts, have faith in the lord, and never give up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is incredible. It's one of my favorite books ever. I've read it twice, and when I read I want to go out and do what Bruce Olson did! He had an incredible faith and trust in God, even in terrible circumstances. And through His obedience God did mighty things among the Motilone. This is a book I would recommend to anyone, anywhere!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. I was a little hesitant to read it at first, but after my second try at reading it I was hooked and could not put it down. At times it made me sad and at other times it made me laugh. This was a really inspiring and uplifting story for me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I admire Bruce¿s courage in going as a missionary to the hostile Motilone tribe in the heart of South America. It is a interesting book that is very hard to put down. It is a must-read for everyone and I strongly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love this book. this is a true exaple of what being a christian is all about. please read this book.just read-the CRITIC'S opion
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bruchko was great because it teached me to see why he had so much success spreading the gospel. It was really because he didn't mke the Motilones conform to American culture but yet he told them the gospel in a way they could understand and apply to their everyday lives. The next book i read after this was the Heavenly Man and it is the best book i have ever read (after the bible of course). So if you like Bruchko, read the Heavenly Man!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It's the best non-ficton book ever! Bruce isn't egotistical about his accomplishments yet doesn't try to underestimate the worth of what he does. And he shows how missionaries can change a civilization for the better without overhauling it and without bloody civil wars and revolutions. I have recommended this to several people and will gladly recommend it to the world!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well I can't say much more that this book is really awe inspiring about how God can use a person. I have to admit that this is the first book I've ever read in one night, and I am a slow reader. I enjoyed this book so much that after I read it I bought two other copies to share with friends.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is really exiting. The character goes about explaining his life honestly and not full of himself. He goes through things like deprission, exitment, discovery, and mildness toward God. One cool thing about this book is how the main caracter keeps wanting to go somewhere but God takes him somewhere totally different. It is also a book about how Jesus changes the inside of us and how Americans like to see the outside of other people change. I suggest reading this book not just because it is full of Jesus-Freakness but also it is full of intesting cultures and it gives a sharp understanding of them I haven't read in any other books. The Cultures you will learn a lot about in this book are that of several indian groups in Columbia, Hispanic Venasualians, and Luterans from Minnesota.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Simply the most inspirational book I have ever read.. (5 times)