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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bruchko by Bruce Olson

BruchkoBruchko by Bruce Olson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bruchko was a breath of fresh air in an CO2 heavy selection of missionary stories, biographies, and autobiographies. Told with candor and lack of superficial glitz, Bruce Olson does a fabulous job relaying his experiences with the Motilone and the experiences of the Motilone's themselves.

We're privy to true-to-life scenes like: being rejected by the local missionaries, attacked by the ones he came to South America to reach, having a socialist roommate that tried to kill him, leaving home to follow God's command while still in his teens, and(!) pulling a foot and one half parasite out of his throat.

All in all I thoroughly enjoyed experiencing the story and was impressed by how God moved throughout the story. And unlike some of the other missionary books out there, this one has no photos of people in less than full garb. In fact, there are no photos!

Definitely recommended!

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Jake said...

I love this book. :D

Millardthemk said...

Heh, me too! I've told several random people about the parasite incident...(: