Peace Child: by Don Richardson
Author: Don Richardson
|An Unforgettable Story of Primitive Jungle Treachery in the 20th Century (4TH ed.)|
In 1962, Don and Carol Richardson risked their lives to share the gospel with the Sawi people of New Guinea. Peace Child tells their unforgettable story of living among these headhunters and 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 analogy became a stepping-stone by which the gospel came into the Sawi culture and started both a spiritual and a social revolution from within. With an epilogue updating how the gospel has impacted the Sawi people, 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.
ISBN: 0764215612 EAN: 9780764215612
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
US SRP: 14.99 US
Pub Date: August 08, 2005
Features: Illustrated, Maps, Table of Contents
Physical Info: 0.54" H x 8.99" L x 6.11" W (0.79 lbs) 256 pages
Author Bio: Don Richardson, author of Secrets of the Koran, Lords of the Earth and Eternity in Their Hearts, has been studying the Muslim world for more than 30 years. He and his wife, Carol, spent 15 years among the Sawi, a Stone Age tribe of Irian Jaya. Don designed an alphabet suited to the Sawi language, authored 19 primers, taught the tribesmen to read in their native tongue and translated the entire New Testament. More than half of the Sawi accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Since 1977, Don has served as ambassador-at-large for World Team, a mission organization. Don holds an honorary doctorate of literature from Biola University in La Mirada, California, is an ordained pastor and speaks at more than 40 church conferences each year.
- Inspiration | Motivational | Biography & Autobiography
- Church & Ministry | Church Life | Missions
- Biography & Autobiography | Religious
- Religion | Christian Ministry | Missions
- Missions - Sawi (Indonesian people)
Chronological Period | 20th Century
Religious Orientation | Christian
Theometrics | Evangelical
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