by Bruce E. Olson (Author)
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: 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
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.
Bruce Olson Books
Bruchko is one of the books written and published by Bruce Olson. This book is about the author's story when he left home and headed into the jungles to evangelize a murderous tribe of South American Indians. For Olson, it meant capture, disease, terror, loneliness, and torture. But what he discovered by trial and error has revolutionized the world of missions.
Christianity and Animism in Melanesia
By: Kenneth Nehrbass
In this book, Kenneth Nehrbass examines the interaction between traditional or animistic religion (called kastom) and Christianity in Vanuatu. First, he briefly outlines major anthropological theories of animism, then he examines eight aspects of animism on Tanna Island and shows how they present a challenge to Christianity. He traces the history of Christianity on Tanna from 1839 to the present, showing which missiological theories the various missionaries were implementing. Nehrbass wanted to find out what experiences in the lives of the islanders distinguished those who left traditional religion behind from those who held on to it. In the end, he contends that there are twenty factors of gospel response and cultural integration that determine whether an animistic background believer will be a mixer, separator, transplanter, or contextualizer.
Christian Witness in Pluralistic Contexts in the 21st Century
By: Enoch Wan, Editor
This volume is not a set of textbook answers on how to witness to Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, and people with other religions based on simple formulas. It is the wrestlings, affirmations, and testimonies of those who have been deeply involved in ministries to people of other religious faiths and have thought deeply about the issues religious pluralism raises.” - Paul G. Hiebert, Professor Emeritus, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Communicating Christ In Animistic Contexts
by: Gailyn Van Rheenen (Author)
Communicating Christ in Animistic Contexts shows that animistic beliefs are ubiquitous today, whether in New Age Mysticism, Chinese ancestor veneration, or Japanese Shintoism. Gailyn Van Rheenen presents a rigorous biblical, theological, and anthropological foundation for ministering in animistic contexts overseas or next door.
In the Beginning God-A Fresh Look at the Case for Original Monotheism
Christians believe religion began when God created human beings and revealed himself to them. But is there sufficient evidence for this belief?
In the nineteenth-century academic world, a story debate took shape over the origin of religion. A dominant view emerged that religion began with animism-the veneration of spirits-and only later evolved into higher forms, from polytheism to monotheism.
Kaleidoscope: Finding God's Beauty in Broken Places-Even Today, God Is Still Mending Brokenness and Bringing Healing and Hope
to the Survivors of Childhood Abuse and Trauma
New Tribes Mission or Ethnos 360
New Tribes Missions specializes in sending missionaries to unreached people groups. They have a history of reaching out to people with no church background in rural areas away from modern technology.
Slippery Paths in the Darkness
by: Alan R. Tippett (Author), Doug Priest (Editor)
A primary concern amongst missiologists is presenting the gospel in a way that is culturally relevant without adulterating the essential truths of the message. The ability to appropriately contextualize this message is the difference between establishing an indigenous Christianity as opposed to introducing syncretism. In this compendium of presentations and papers, the issue is addressed with regard to the idea of covenant relationship with the Lord. Drawing from interdisciplinary research across continents, Tippett examines the syncretistic religious behaviors eminent at the time of his writing that threatened to fracture this covenant relationship— from eastern personality cults in India to scientology in Australia, from satanism in the United States to animism in Mexico. While his research only spans a set number of years, Tippett provides timeless insights for a global church burdened with the Great Commission call in an increasingly pluralistic world.
Through Gates of Splendor
by Elisabeth Elliot (Author)