Lords of the Earth: An Incredible but True Story from the Stone-Age Hell of Papua's Jungle

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Engulfed in the darkness of Irian Jaya's Snow Mountains live the Yali, naked cannibals who call themselves lords of the earth. Yet, in spite of their boldness, they live in terror and bondage to the women-hating, child-despising gods they serve. Missionary Stan Dale dared to enter their domain and be an instrument to change their future. Peace Child author, Don Richardson, tells the story of Dale, his wife, his companions, and thousands of Yali tribesmen in Lords of the Earth. This unforgettable tale of faithful ...
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Lords of the Earth: An Incredible but True Story from the Stone-Age Hell of Papua's Jungle

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Engulfed in the darkness of Irian Jaya's Snow Mountains live the Yali, naked cannibals who call themselves lords of the earth. Yet, in spite of their boldness, they live in terror and bondage to the women-hating, child-despising gods they serve. Missionary Stan Dale dared to enter their domain and be an instrument to change their future. Peace Child author, Don Richardson, tells the story of Dale, his wife, his companions, and thousands of Yali tribesmen in Lords of the Earth. This unforgettable tale of faithful determination and zeal against overwhelming odds brings unlikely characters together in a swirl of agony and bloodshed climaxing in a dramatic, unexpected ending. Readers will find their perceptions of how God moves enlarged and inspired by this classic story. For parents and youth leaders looking for real-life role models for the new generation of young people, you will want to meet the Dales in Lords of the Earth.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764215605
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 854,715
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

DON RICHARDSON, the bestselling author of Peace Child, Eternity in Their Hearts, and Heaven Wins, has been studying the Muslim world for more than 30 years. He and his late wife, Carol, spent 15 years among the Sawi, a Stone Age tribe of Irian Jaya. Don designed an alphabet suited to the Sawi language, authored 19 primers, taught the tribesmen to read in their native tongue, and translated the entire New Testament. More than half of the Sawi accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Since 1977, Don has served as ambassador-at-large for World Team, a mission organization. Don holds an honorary doctorate of literature from Biola University in La Mirada, California, is an ordained pastor, and speaks at more than 40 church conferences each year.
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Table of Contents

Preface 7
Introduction 9
Photos and Maps 10
Part 1 The Three-Rimmed World
1. The Day the Sky Fell 17
2. The Raid 39
3. In Fear of the Kulamong 51
4. The Yali Solution 59
5. The Omen 67
6. Rebellion 73
Part 2 Beyond the Rim
7. The Weakling 81
8. The Unforgiving Minute 99
9. Something Lost 111
10. Beyond the Ranges 119
Part 3 Foothold Beyond the Rim
11. A Lonely Place in Which to Die 149
12. Another Listener 157
13. Trials of a Family 175
14. Explorations 185
15. The Young Replacements 197
16. Conflict 213
17. Into the Wikboon Bowl 235
Part 4 Triumph Beyond the Rim
18. Gunfire in the Seng 265
19. The Unexpected 277
20. A Child Shall Lead 291
Postscript 303
Bibliography 305
How You Can Help 306
Photo Section 307
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