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Bruchko

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This was an interesting read about an American missionary seeking to use cultural analogies to share the Gospel with tribal people in Colombia/Venezuela....

Why the low rating? My full review is here;

http://christianmissionaryuk.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/contextualising-for-culture-...

The book is free of bad language and sexual content. There is some violence/distressing scenes that may make it unsuitable for some readers. It is worth reading (especially for missionaries) if only for the purposes of personal reflection. ( )
  sparkleandchico | Aug 31, 2016 |
In Mark 16:15, the Bible records a command Jesus gave to the early Christians: "And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation."" - (ESV) That command holds the same weight today as it did when Jesus first proclaimed it, but most Christians are only partially obedient. Not so Bruce Olson, the author of Bruchko. The title comes from the name the Motilone Indians gave him when he joined them in the deep jungles of Columbia, but not before they nearly killed him, twice. Ultimately, Mr. Olson's love of God and calling to share the gospel with the Motilone tribe gave him the perseverance to live among them, learn their ways, understand their language, become accepted by them, and ultimately share the gospel with them so that the Holy Spirit could draw them to Jesus. This inspiring story tells of trials most people only read about or see in movies that are so extreme they would shy away from ever even attempting to live through them. This is a truly inspiring and challenging book about a life lived to fully serve Jesus. ( )
  BrannonSG | Jul 26, 2016 |
first edition signed copy
  timcameron1 | Feb 25, 2015 |
I read this a long time ago. A missionary friend loaned it to me and I'll never forget it. Story of a true disciple of Christ. ( )
  shesinplainview | Nov 27, 2012 |
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.

About the Author
Bruce Olson, born in Minnesota and now a citizen of Colombia, is a linguist and graduate of the University of Caracas, Venezuela. 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.
  heritagechurch | Jan 15, 2012 |
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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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Bruce Olsen went as a 19 year old to help Christianize the stone age tribe of Matilone Indians. Since 1961 it has meant capture, disease, terror and loneliness, but shows that with the simple faith in Christ anything can happen.

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