A wonderful telling of a tremendous surrender to God. A testament to the power of following after God. Proof of the changes that can be made and the souls that can be won for Him when one surrenders all to the One who gave all for us.
This is an amazing story. I was happily surprised to find at the beginning of this book that Bruce Olson is from Minnesota, which is where I live. So, it made the stories of his childhood and his youth all the more easy to picture in my mind. It's crazy for me to think of someone from here in MN traveling to live in the jungle with a group of people most considered "savages."
I read this book in just three sittings and in less than a day. It is just too amazing and suspenseful to put down, and it's a true story! God clearly gave Bruce this particular calling and was with him every step of his journey, whether that be in a foreign country with no money, sick and lost in the jungle, or helping him see the way to go about explaining Jesus to a people who have never heard His name before. This book will surprise you, inspire you, and probably even disgust you a little, at times. But it is a great story and shows you how much God can use each and every one of us in spreading the Good News.
This is a great true story of a man looking for God's own heart. Are you willing to sacrifice your all for God? Is your faith weak? Are you ready to take that first step? Dive into this true story and see where one man's faith took him and the end results of letting a Holy God use you as His vessel. With God, nothing is impossible!
My son and I read this together, and while it was a great story, it was hard to get through at some places where the writing seemed to sag. Still, a fascinating read and wonderful story of God's sovereignty!