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

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

In 1962, Don and Carol Richardson risked their lives to share the gospel with the Sawi people of New Guinea. Peace Child tells their unforgettable story of living among these headhunters and 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.
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An Unforgettable Story of Primitive Jungle Treachery in the 20th Century

In 1962, Don and Carol Richardson risked their lives to share the gospel with the Sawi people of New Guinea. Peace Child tells their unforgettable story of living among these headhunters and 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 analogy became a stepping-stone by which the gospel came into the Sawi culture and started both a spiritual and a social revolution from within.

With an epilogue updating how the gospel has impacted the Sawi people, 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.

©2007 Don Richardson; (P)2008 christianaudio.com

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    Don Lance Murfreesboro, TN United States 03-29-09
    Don Lance Murfreesboro, TN United States 03-29-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Great first-hand missionary account"

    I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. If you would like to hear a first-hand account from what it is like to be a Christian missionary to a jungle people who may kill you, this is it.

    At times it tells the story from the viewpoint of the Sawi people, how they interpreted the world around them, and what the arrival of the missionaries meant to them. It is told in a way in which you can understand their amazement. At other times the missionaries relate their thoughts about their experiences -- their understanding of God's calling for them to preach the Gospel to these people, their love of the Sawi people, the challenges of communication, the personal danger to their family, and the wonderment of how God would eventually work out His purpose through an amazing turn of events.

    I was especially amazed at the redemptive analogies the missionaries discovered in the Sawi culture that turned out to be the key to their acceptance of the Gospel message. How do you witness to a people who hold up treachery as an ideal, who "fatten friends for slaughter", and consider Judas to be a hero? Read it and find out.

    I thought the narrator did an excellent job. His voice is clear and authoritative, and he didn't stumble on any of the difficult Sawi language terms that were included in the book. At least, not that I could tell!

    I highly recommend this book. It will be one that I will listen again.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Lafayette, LA, United States 08-20-12
    Scott Lafayette, LA, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Love this story!"
    If you could sum up Peace Child in three words, what would they be?

    This story is another example of how God is so knowing and so loving. It's a must read if you have the slightest missionary's heart.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Peace Child?

    The moment he knows there is something important happening he just can't wrap his brain around it at first. I know that feeling.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the tribes really grasp the concept of Gods Peace Child was for them.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole concept of the peace child and the power of forgiveness it mandates.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mouse 34 07-02-12
    mouse 34 07-02-12 Member Since 2012

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    "The True Mission as a Christian"
    Where does Peace Child rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ranks as an inspiring lesson in what the true spirit of God is capable of accomplishing. Ranks a one of the top 3/4 of what I've listened to.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Peace Child?

    When the Chiefs of the village were impressed to accept the gospel of peace.


    Have you listened to any of Paul Michael’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tara 03-12-12
    Tara 03-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Not what I thought"
    Would you try another book from Don Richardson and/or Paul Michael?

    Yes. This book was great, but I thought it was going to be more exciting. When you have a primitive village with cannibals and outsiders that come to share the word of God, there has to be more excitement then just


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    Did Peace Child inspire you to do anything?

    no


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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