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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 Paperback – July 18, 2006
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''I am personally grateful for this opportunity that Mr. Olson [had] to tell of the remarkable progress the Motilone Indians have made in contributing to the economical, spiritual, and social development of my country, Columbia.'' --Misael Pastrana, president of Columbia, 1970-1974 --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
About 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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I appreciated the day-by-day encounters of Bruchko, as he was called, with the tribal people of South America. The literary work by Bruce Olsen opened my eyes to the things of this world that one person can and does face daily when focused on getting the Palabra de Dios, Word of God, to other civilizations. The story tells of a man who was turned away by mission organizations because of his young age and inexperience. I recommend this book for anyone seeking a great story as well as those people considering going to the mission field for active work.
Despite the book ending on the last page, I know the story of his mission did not end there and look forward to hearing more about it in the future. Even after reading it twice, I look forward to the next time I pick up the book to peruse the pages. I cannot help but think about what the world would be like if more people would follow the leading of God and use Bruchko's zeal and desire as an example to bring the gospel to the world.
As an aside, I'll bet that over time a new translation of the Motilone Bible will come to be needed, one that is more "direct and literal" in its approach and resorting less to "dynamic equivalence." I think they will eventually "outgrow" the one they have. The same may happen with their music; European music certainly evolved after contact with Christianity and there is still plenty more room for change.Read more ›
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It was exciting to read about Bruce and all that happened. I've been a believer all of my life, I know Jesus does miracles, but the ones I read about were incredible! Read morePublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
Loved it, absolutely loved it. Even though I am only 11 years old, I enjoyed every part and felt sad when people died or got sick.Published 6 days ago by Vince Licari
Easy to read. Hard to put down. Shows how God works outside of our box.Published 1 month ago by Scott F.
This was an interesting read about an American missionary seeking to use cultural analogies to share the Gospel with tribal people in Colombia/Venezuela.... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Natalie Vellacott
My husband and I just started this book. We are on Chapter 8. Amazing!! Just a truly beautiful example of what it looks like to live your life for Christ, even when the rest of the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Morgan09
This story sets the heart on fire to bring the hope of Jesus Christ to all people. May God stir all of us to love every person so that we may be willing to sacrifice our comfort... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tina Arnold