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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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 ...

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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 Tribe

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Overview

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: 7/18/2006
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 267,654
  • 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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Table of Contents

Foreword 5
Prologue 9
1 Home to the Jungle 15
2 Who Is My God? 22
3 Conflict 29
4 A Missionary? 38
5 First Meeting With Indians 45
6 Last-Minute Help 54
7 Communists 59
8 Almost Killed 66
9 Bribery 75
10 A Terrifying Reception 81
11 In and Out of Civilization 90
12 An Impatient Wait 96
13 Discouragement 102
14 A Pact Brother 109
15 Mistaken for a Cannibal 115
16 Using the Witch Doctor 124
17 Jesus, the Motilone 132
18 The Night of the Tiger 140
19 Everyday Miracles 147
20 Like David and Jonathan 155
21 Gloria 163
22 Almost Wiped Out 171
23 The Whirlpool 177
24 Beyond the Horizon 183
Epilogue 196
Notes 203
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2011

    The best book yet

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Loved it!!!

    Please read this book, it ia AMAZING! MUST GET IT"!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    Highly Recommended - amazing true story!!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2014

    Awesome book

    Best book I have ever read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Bruchko

    This is an amazing story of how God can use even the weakest of us for his glory.

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  • Posted March 25, 2011

    great

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2008

    Wonderful

    This book is amazing i only wish that at that age i was as devoted to Christ as this boy was then

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