Bruchko

Author: Bruce Olson
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 9781599793214
Release Date: 2006-07-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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

Faith Reads A Selective Guide to Christian Nonfiction

Author: David Rainey
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781591588474
Release Date: 2008-07-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

At last—a resource for librarians who wish to build or develop their nonfiction collection and use it to better serve the needs of adult Christian readers. Covering the three major branches of Christianity (Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox), the author organizes more than 600 titles into subject categories ranging from biography, the arts, and education, to theology, devotion, and spiritual warfare. Award-winning classics are noted. Introductory narrative frames the literature, and helps librarians better understand Christian literature; and learn how to establish selection criteria for building a Christian nonfiction collection.

Bruchko And The Motilone Miracle

Author: Bruce Olson
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 9781599796222
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Bruchko and the Motilone Miracle, the powerful sequel to Bruce Olson's best-selling missionary classic, Bruchko, is a remarkable tale of adventure, tragedy, faith, and love. It shows how, despite incredible dangers and obstacles, one humble man and a tribe of primitive, violent Indians by joining together in simple obedience have been transformed forever by the sovereign will of god. This book, which details Olson’s missionary work and events from the 1970s to the present, will stir and encourage the hearts of readers to serve and follow God passionately.

Heavenly Man

Author: Paul Hattaway
Publisher: Monarch Books
ISBN: 9780857210456
Release Date: 2011-02-07
Genre: Religion

This is the intensely dramatic story of how God took a young, half-starved boy from a poor village in Henan Province and used him mightily to preach the gospel, despite horrific opposition. Brother Yun is one of China's house church leaders, a man who despite his relative youth has suffered prolonged torture and imprisonment for his faith. Instead of focusing on the many miracles or experiences of suffering, however, Yun prefers to emphasise the character and beauty of Jesus. This astonishing book will form a watershed in your spiritual life.

Hinds Feet on High Places Illustratred

Author: Hannah Hurnard
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 9780768499360
Release Date: 2011-07-28
Genre: Religion

This illustrated version of the timeless classic has been arranged by Dian Layton and beautifully illustrated by JoAnn Edington. It tells the story of Much-Afraid and her journey to the High Places with the Shepherd. Filled with exciting adventure and a triumphant conclusion, this story will teach young children the importance of following the Shepherd.

End of the Spear

Author: Steve Saint
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414341539
Release Date: 2010-09-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Presents the account of a successful businessman in the United States who returned to the jungles of Ecuador to help the tribe who killed his father, revealing the difficult choices he confronted and the long-buried secrets surrounding his father's murder.

Peace Child

Author: Don Richardson
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
ISBN: 0830737847
Release Date: 2005-08-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In 1962, Don and Carol Richardson risked their lives to share the gospel with the Sawi people of New Guinea. Peace Child told their unforgettable story of living among these headhunting cannibals who valued treachery through fattening victims with friendship before the slaughter. God gave Don and Carol the key to the Sawi hearts via a redemptive analogy from their own mythology. The peace child became the secret to unlocking a value system that existed through generations over centuries, possibly millenniums, of time. This new edition of Peace Child will inspire a new generation of readers who need to hear this unforgettable story and the lessons it teaches us about communicating Christ in a meaningful way to those around us.

Evidence Not Seen

Author: Darlene Deibler Rose
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780060670207
Release Date: 1990-08-03
Genre: Religion

This is the true story of a young American missionary woman courage and triump of faith in the jungles of New Guinea and her four years in a notorious Japanese prison camp. Never to see her husband again, she was forced to sign a confession to a crime she did not commit and face the executioner's sword, only to be miraculously spared.

Shadow of the Almighty

Author: Elisabeth Elliot
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers
ISBN: 9781598562491
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Shadow of the Almightyis a modern classic story of faithfulness, obedience, and martyrdom. It is the best-selling account of the martyrdom of Jim Elliot and four other missionaries at the hands of the Huaorani Indians in Ecuador. Shadow of the Almightyhas inspired Christians since its first publication in 1958. Elisabeth Elliot makes full use of Jim's revealing diaries to fill in the details of a life completely committed to God's service. This story was reintroduced to today's audiences in 2006 thanks to the release of the film, End of the Spear, which tells for the first time the killings from the perspective of the Huaorani.

Madeleine Takes Command

Author: Ethel C. Brill
Publisher: Bethlehem Books
ISBN: 1883937175
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

This historical novel, set in 17th century New France, features Madeleine de Vercheres a teenage girl who takes up arms in defense of family, country, and faith against the Iroquois.

From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya

Author: Ruth A. Tucker
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310830627
Release Date: 2011-01-04
Genre: Religion

This is history at its best. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya is readable, informative, gripping, and above all honest. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya helps readers understand the life and role of a missionary through real life examples of missionaries throughout history. We see these men and women as fallible and human in their failures as well as their successes. These great leaders of missions are presented as real people, and not super-saints. This second edition covers all 2,000 years of mission history with a special emphasis on the modern era, including chapters focused on the Muslim world, Third World missions, and a comparison of missions in Korea and Japan. It also contains both a general and an “illustration” index where readers can easily locate particular missionaries, stories, or incidents. New design graphics, photographs, and maps help make this a compelling book. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya is as informative and intriguing as it is inspiring—an invaluable resource for missionaries, mission agencies, students, and all who are concerned about the spreading of the gospel throughout the world.

Amish Confidential

Author: Chris Burkholder
Publisher: Argyle Pub
ISBN: 0977268004
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Scandal rocks Amish Clan: Murder, Sexual Depravity . Forget the images of 19th century farmers, close-knit families and hard-working craftsmen immune to the stresses of our modern times. The Amish find themselves facing ever-greater scrutiny as reports of polio outbreaks, child abuse, rape, incest, and bestiality grab the headlines. Once the symbol of better, simpler times, the closeted world of the Amish is now in the spotlight and at the center of growing controversies. Chris Burkholder, the son of an Amish bishop, has shattered the silence. At the cost of being excommunicated and ostracized by his own father, Chris reveals what it is like to grow up in a world where brainwashing, terrifying violence and sexual depravity are commonplace. In Amish Condifential Chris Burkholder shares his harrowing tale of abuse and reasons that compelled him to leave his family and faith in search of a new life among the "sinful and comdemned world" of the rest of us Americans.

Introducing Cultural Anthropology

Author: Brian M. Howell
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 9780801038877
Release Date: 2010-12-01
Genre: Religion

This concise introductory cultural anthropology textbook gives special attention to issues of concern to Christians and features plentiful maps, photos, and sidebars.