Torches of Joy: A Stone Age Tribe's Encounter With the Gospel
Torches of Joy A Stone Age Tribe's Encounter With the Gospel Author:John Dekker, Lois Neely On every continent, in every nation, God is at work in and through the lives of believers. From the streets of Amsterdam to remote Pacific islands to the jungles of Ecuador and beyond, each international adventure that emerges is a dramatic episode that could be directed only by the hand of God. In one generation, the Dani people of Irian Jaya t... more »ook the dangerous leap from the Stone Age into the twentieth century, discovering the gospel of Jesus and their destiny as His helpers.« less
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!