Bruchko: The Astonishing True Story of a 19-Year-Old American, His Capture by the Motilone Indians and His Adventures in Christianizing the Stone Age Tribe

Bruchko: The Astonishing True Story of a 19-Year-Old American, His Capture by the Motilone Indians and His Adventures in Christianizing the Stone Age Tribe

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by Bruce Olson
     
 

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What happens when a nineteen-year-old boy leaves home and heads into the jungles to evangelize a murderous tribe of South American Indians? For Bruce Olson, it meant capture, disease, terror, loneliness, and torture. But what he discovered by trial and error has revolutionized then world of missions.

Bruchko, which has sold more than 300,000 copies

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What happens when a nineteen-year-old boy leaves home and heads into the jungles to evangelize a murderous tribe of South American Indians? For Bruce Olson, it meant capture, disease, terror, loneliness, and torture. But what he discovered by trial and error has revolutionized then world of missions.

Bruchko, which has sold more than 300,000 copies worldwide, has been called “more fantastic and harrowing than anything Hollywood could concoct.” Living with the Motilone Indians since 1961, Olson has won the friendship of four presidents of Colombia and has made appearances before the United Nations because of his efforts. Bruchko includes the story of his 1988 kidnapping by communist guerrillas and the nine months of captivity that followed. This revised version of Olson’s story will amaze you and remind you that simple faith in Christ can make anything possible. “[Bruchko is] an all-time missionary classic. Bruce Olson is a modern missionary hero who has modeled for us in our time the reaching of the unreached tribes.” --Loren Cunningham Co-founder, Youth With A Mission

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591859932
Publisher:
Charisma Media
Publication date:
07/18/2006
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
179,769
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Olson, born in Minnesota and now a citizen of Colombia, is a linguist and graduate of sociology from a South American university. He has won the friendship of four Colombian presidents and appeared before the United Nations. His first book, Bruchko, has sold more than 300,000 copies worldwide. He lives in the jungle on the border of Colombia and Venezuela.

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Bruchko: The Astonishing True Story of a 19-Year-Old American-His Capture by the Motilone Indians and His Adventures in Christianizing the Stone Age T 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Connor Linton More than 1 year ago
This summer I read Bruchko for summer reading going into the 8th grade. I had heard minor details about it and they were miniscule compared to Bruce's full experience. I go to a classical Christian school and we had to write an essay for our book. One of the paragraphs was explaining the biblical truths displayed iin the book. I am pretty sure that that was the easiest paragraph I have ever written because the book is teeming with them. Whatwas so amazing to me was the fact that Olson had absolutely everything that he needed, but I was devastated at the deaths that he experienced. God was truly with this man and Bruce Olson was truly dependant on God. This goes to show that God will give us what we need if we trust in Him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please read this book, it ia AMAZING! MUST GET IT"!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This true life story will give you insight in how God works through a true believer! This story is easy to follow and both encouraging and exciting! I am now reading the follow up to this book. They both are a must read! Bruce Olson is a remarkable man and mentor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book I have ever read
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This is an amazing story of how God can use even the weakest of us for his glory.
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Kaiya Daniels More than 1 year ago
loved the book. couldnt set it down for one second! great detail bit muchh for some but other than that its a great book.
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This book is amazing i only wish that at that age i was as devoted to Christ as this boy was then