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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2005
In 1995, Stephen Kirkpatrick joined a five-man expedition into the remote jungles of the Peruvian Amazon. Kirkpatrick's assignment was to document an area of the rainforest that had never before been photographed, nor by most accounts, ever explored by white men.
Within hours of their departure, an inaccurate map and a series of bad decisions leave the group hopelessly lost in the depths of the Amazon jungle. What began as a career-making photo expedition quickly turned into a desperate struggle for survival.
The five men battle poisonous reptiles, hungry bugs, torrential rains, brutal heat, and an unforgiving landscape in an attempt to find their way back to civilization. They soon learn that survival is not only a physical, but a mental and spiritual challenge as well.
Lost in the Amazon is a gripping, sometimes humorous, and ultimately inspirational story about the human drive to survive, and about clinging to faith in the worst circumstances imaginable.
This is not a typical travelogue. Steve, or Esteve as the guides call him, and Darcy are in for some outstandingly rough times. Neck deep swamps, no food, an unsure path, days of slogging in lost conditions, slime covered cameras and soggy film, and some bad injuries are just the beginning. Sometimes youll wonder at the beauty, laugh at the predicaments; at other times youll grimace, shiver, and feel a bit nauseas. Quite often youll wish you knew such dedicated, savvy, and caring Indian guides as these guys had.
Lost in the Amazon is a true story. Professional, freelance photographer Steve Kirkpatrick lived--even though he thought he wouldnt--through all of this. In clear-cut, rugged language, Kirkpatrick describes all the dirt, rain, insects and people as they really are, and then leads you every muddy step of the way with him. No preaching, just a stubborn Christian who wonders, God why are you doing this to me? Youll be as anxious as Kirkpatrick to find the answer to that question.
An exciting, cant-put-it-down read, Lost will be relished by everyone, preteen through adult, Christian and non-Christian. Donna Eggett, Christian Book Previews.com