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5 Stars Out Of 5
July 9, 2013
A great book of faith and forgiveness. It is the story of Steve Saint who learns to love, forgive and help the Waodani people of Ecuador even though they had killed his father when he was a little boy. It is a moving interesting book.
I can't imagine number one what it would be like to live and grow up in the Rain Forest of Ecuador, and number two then to have your father brutally killed by the very people you grow up around and you forgive them and love them as your family, this is just mind blowing. This truly tells a story of how this family not only believed and had faith in Jesus but truly lived their faith. Loving, teaching, forgiving, and living with the very men who were the ones who speared his father and 4 others to death is only possible through Christ and really knowing the meaning of loving others as Christ loves them.
This is an interesting book of the story of Steve Saint and his family and the Waodani tribe of Ecuador. When Steve's aunt who lived with the tribe dies they ask Steve to come live with them to teach them the ways of God and what they need to know to survive and not be dependent on the outside world. It is a remarkable journey, one that draws you in and makes you want to keeping reading. It is a wonderful story of God's plans being put into work and we come to love Mincaye and the Waodani people too. Steve is a man of faith but even more amazing is his wife and children being in tune with God's call on their lives and being willing to go where God leads them, leaving the modern world and all its conveniences behind. Praise God for this man and his family.
I found this book both interesting and challenging. By that I mean it makes me look at how I live my life, could I forgive like Steve has and then follow God's calling to live with these same people in the jungle. I would hope I could, this book makes you think about this.
I really enjoyed this book, and I hope everyone will take the time to read it.
A classic! This book of Steve and family, their lives' experience and faith is readable for anyone regardless of their belief. A book like this is about what our one true God and Lord Jesus see when they look at us. Since God cannot look on sin, it demonstrates why He did what He did and sent His only begotten Son to earth for our salvation that we might be with Him. That He would live through us in our everyday life to bring any who would come. People are interesting because we were made for God and are the same no matter where we are living on this earth. This book is a classic case of excellent writing and relating (story telling) of true life experience. Steve Saint ranks with the classic authors and in the faith with the saints. All glory to God in Jesus and thanks for these true missionaries and fallen people that were changed to sweet and powerful witnesses on believing the message of Jesus.
Now that we are serving as missionaries in Ecuador, it amazes even more what this family sacrificed and what it must have taken for Steve to do what he did and to write this incredible book. Our son is here with us and I can only wonder how it would affect him if this happened to his daddy. It's a story of pain, courage and forgiveness..that could only come from Cgrist. God bless this family.