Friday, September 12, 2008

Book Recommendation

I just finished reading "Bruchko" by Bruce Olsen to the girls and I can't stop thinking about it. It's not a children's book, but a very facinating missionary story that I decided they were old enough to enjoy. WOW. Can I say that again, WOW. It's about the most amazing missions story I've ever heard of. Where has this book been? It was written the year I was born and I've never heard of it until doing this missions curriculum with my girls! It's the kind of story that only God could perform because the odds, the sacrifice, the long-suffering is too intense to have been accomplished without His help. It is inspiring but also sobering. I realize that the path to knowing Jesus is through sharing in his sufferings and quite honestly, I don't want to hear that. Bruce Olsen ,"Bruchko" the savage Columbian indian tribe called him, changed an entire civilization and has received lots of glory but also had to suffer much. I won't give any more away, just read it.


Ann Dunagan said...

WOW!!! I'm so glad that you enjoyed, and were challenged, by the book, Bruchko. When I graduated from high school (25 years ago -- now that's another big, WOW!) some close family friends presented me with a copy of this book as a graduation present. Now, 25 years later, these elderly friends are (and have been for years) supporting our family's international mission work. At times, we do have to be willing to suffer; but may our hearts be consumed with a passion to see God's glory among the nations!

Blessings to you!

jamie said...

Hi! I found your blog from another blog.. i'm not even sure how! :) but i'm so glad! I love the book bruchko! one of my favorite books i've read also. i'm not sure if you have heard of the YWAM books.. but they are great biographies on different missionaries. it really gives a great glimpse of their lives etc. your kids would love them! my husband works for it's a moblization org (not a sending agency) that helps people to understand God's heart for the world and to get people to go to the unreached unengaged parts of the world. another great resource is

to get the YWAM books you can check out and go to the william carey library!

if you want to chat more my email is

thanks so much