Item description for Bruchko: The Astonishing True Story of a 19 Year Old American, His Capture by the Motilone Indians and His Adventures in Christ by Bruce Olson...
Overview What happens when a 19-year-old boy leaves home and heads into the jungles to evangelize a murderous tribe of South American Indians? For Bruce Olson, it meant capture, disease, terror, loneliness, and torture. This revised version of Olson's story is a reminder that simple faith in Christ can make anything possible.
What happens when a nineteen-year-old boy leaves home and heads into the jungles to evangelize a murderous tribe of South American Indians? For Bruce Olson, it meant capture, disease, terror, loneliness, and torture. But what he discovered by trial and error has revolutionized then world of missions.
Bruchko, which has sold more than 300,000 copies worldwide, has been called "more fantastic and harrowing than anything Hollywood could concoct." Living with the Motilone Indians since 1961, Olson has won the friendship of four presidents of Colombia and has made appearances before the United Nations because of his efforts. Bruchko includes the story of his 1988 kidnapping by communist guerrillas and the nine months of captivity that followed. This revised version of Olson's story will amaze you and remind you that simple faith in Christ can make anything possible. " Bruchko is] an all-time missionary classic. Bruce Olson is a modern missionary hero who has modeled for us in our time the reaching of the unreached tribes." --Loren Cunningham Co-founder, Youth With A Mission
Community Description What happens when a teenage boy leaves home and heads into the jungles to evangelize a murderous tribe of South American Indians? For Bruce Olsen it meant capture, disease, terror, loneliness, kidnaping and torture. But what he discovered by trial and error has revolutionized the world of missions. Living with the Motilone Indians since 1961, Olson's efforts have sent a spiritual ripple around the world that reaches deep into the hearts of mission-minded Christians and anthropologists as well as the government of Colombia.
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Studio: Charisma House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Aug 8, 2006
Publisher CHARISMA HOUSE #135
ISBN 159185993X ISBN13 9781591859932
Availability 91 units. Availability accurate as of Sep 23, 2017 06:04.
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More About Bruce Olson
Bruce Olson, born in Minnesota and now a citizen of Colombia, is a linguist and graduate of sociology from a South American university. He has won the friendship of four Colombian presidents and appeared before the United Nations. His first book, Bruchko, has sold more than 300,000 copies worldwide. He lives in the jungle on the border of Colombia and Venezuela.
Bruce Olson currently resides in Miami, in the state of Florida.
Reviews - What do customers think about Bruchko (Revised)?
A timely read Nov 25, 2008
this site.com sent me an ad for the book Bruchko two days before one of my best friends flew to the high jungle of Columbia to be a missionary with the Motilone people. She had never seen the book and can use her computor once a day by generator electricity so I typed it out for her a chapter at a time. Within a week she hiked the Andes Mountain where Bruce Olson resides with the Motilone, had a wonderful visit with him and received from him personally her own copy. She hiked the mountain barefoot just like the Motilone people do. Bruce Olson was 19 when he went, my friend, a devoted Christian, is 67. This book would be very interesting to anyone who likes to hear about modern day missionaries and the work they do. I loved it.
Not a good story for a South American Indian Nov 6, 2008
This is not a good book. This Bruchko character ruined the Motilones Indians lives in Colombia to build up his own ego under the guise of helping spread Christianity. Maybe he thought he was doing a good thing, but really all he did was try and assimilate a people in a culture they wanted nothing to do with. He should have left them alone. My Grandmother, a Motilon Indian, and I do not recommend this book except to show how European explorers, and missionaries have helped to ruin countless cultures by trying to "help" them to not be "savages".
Bruchko Oct 24, 2008
This book is amazing...This is a perfect book for anyone that wants to see how the power of God works...Read it...
Bruchko Aug 19, 2008
One of my all-time favorites. This is the second copy purchased. Never got the other returned.
True life faith adventure Aug 2, 2008
27 years ago my English teacher at a private international boarding school in Malaysia read this book to me in class. Wow! A dramatic, exciting, story about a true adventure that includes that angst of a Christian trying to understand and do what he believes God wants him to; including leaving home and being a missionary at 19!
The author writes well and the reader can feel Bruchko's emotions, smell the humid jungle and the unwashed bodies sleeping in hammocks in smoky huts. You live the adventure with the writer and Bruce Olsen helps you reflect on your own journey of faith as you observe, through reading, Bruce's personal pilgrimage and adventure.
I have read this book several times and am now reading it to my own students at the international boarding school I currently teach at in Korea.
If you have ANY interest in missions or young people or Christian faith or adventure (or any combination of these) then buy and read this book. Well written, exciting to read; enjoy it!