Book Review of Torches of Joy: A Stone Age Tribe's Encounter With the Gospel

Torches of Joy: A Stone Age Tribe's Encounter With the Gospel
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This book was great and follows the transformation of the life of John Dekker, how he met his wife Helen (really cute story), and how God led them to become missionaries to the remote Dani tribe that most people stayed away from!

What I really loved about this book is that God is what truly changed the Dani people. The missionaries did not try to change their culture at all, and just wanted to help them learn about Jesus and change their evil ways (such as being war hungry, not really caring for their wives, ad being Animists who were superstitious about many things).

Another cool part of this book is that half of it talks about the Dani people who became missionaries to other tribes surrounding their own and what troubles and joys they had in reaching out to them. The gospel being spread about from tribe to tribe through those who were witnessed to through missionaries continues! It was refreshing to read!