Peace Child: An Unforgettable Story of Primitive Jungle Treachery in the 20th Century by Don Richardson

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Read Peace Child: An Unforgettable Story of Primitive Jungle Treachery in the 20th Century Online Free - In 1962, Don and Carol Richardson risked their lives to share the gospel with the Sawi people of New Guinea. Peace Child told their unforgettable story of living among these headhunting 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 new edition of 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.

Title : Peace Child: An Unforgettable Story of Primitive Jungle Treachery in the 20th Century
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ISBN : 0830737847
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 256 pages


John rated it ★★★★★

January 14, 2016

Most books about missionaries that I've read start with the missionary: his call, his preparation, his arrival among people with an unfamiliar culture and language, his painstaking efforts. In "Peace Child," as in "Lords of the Earth," Don Richardson starts with the people the missionary is trying...

Natalie rated it ★★★★★

April 29, 2016

I received this recommendation via this blog post of top 10 missionary biographies which is definitely worth reading! This was one of the best missionary biographies that I have read. It was also the most gruesome. The author paints a vivid picture of missio...

Tim rated it ★★★★★

February 20, 2008

Even if treachery is a culture's highest ideal, the Creator has planted within that culture a "key" to "unlock" such seemingly "closed" minds to at least consider the fact that the Creator actually may have visited this planet. We just have to find that "key" within each culture, so that people w...

Olivia rated it ★★★★☆

July 30, 2016

This was a lot different than I was anticipating. The first 50 pages are shown through the tribes POV, so it is a little dark and evil at the beginning, revealing those without Christ do not have hope. Once Don Richardson and his wife felt called to the tribe the story picked up a bit. Everything...

Jenny (Reading Envy) rated it ★★★★☆

April 18, 2015

One of the major genres in my home growing up was missionary and martyr stories. This was one I read multiple times as a child, I loved the completely different culture. I'm pretty sure it is what stayed in the back of my mind in my undergrad years that led me to doing a research paper on the mus...

Skylar rated it ★★★★☆

December 22, 2010

If I were to play a drinking game with Peace Child and take but a single sip of wine every time I came across an exclamation point, I would be passed out by page 100. But if one can get past the excessive use of exclamation points – and, with some effort, I did – Peace Child tells a fascinating s...

Melissa Jill rated it ★★★★★

April 07, 2011

What an amazing story! I started this book years ago but couldn't get past the first section - it was SO violent, shocking and sad. Picked it up again and pushed through and was greatly rewarded. I stand in awe of our amazing God. He's a loving genius who is unbelievably huge and creative. I'm so...

Valerie rated it ★★★★★

January 10, 2018

I can't think of a missions story I like better. I read it maybe a quarter century ago, and was grateful to revisit it now. Our Peace Child, the Word of God, the Story and the Storyteller, never changes, yet He is always new and surprising with every new audience, whether an individual or a cultu...

Katie rated it ★★★★★

December 29, 2016

Great story that demonstrates Gods creativity in creating diverse cultures; his self-disclosure and unique pursuit of this remote tribe in Papua New Guinea. The missionary in this book lived with the tribe, learned their worldview and discovered the key to explaining the gospel in a culturally re...

Elise rated it ★★★★★

October 04, 2007

I read this book a long time ago, perhaps not long after it came out. At the time I was very impressed with the way it beautifully conveyed how every culture has myths/legends/traditions that point to the story of redemption, restoration, and healing. Though I have since read or heard other simil...

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