End of the Spear

End of the Spear

A True Story

Book - 2005
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2005 ECPA Retailer's Choice Award winner for best biography/autobiography! Steve Saint was five years old when his father, missionary pilot Nate Saint, was speared to death by a primitive Ecuadorian tribe. In adulthood, Steve, having left Ecuador for a successful business career in the United States, never imagined making the jungle his home again. But when that same tribe asks him to help them, Steve, his wife, and their teenage children move back to the jungle. There, Steve learns long-buried secrets about his father's murder, confronts difficult choices, and finds himself caught between two worlds. Soon to be a major motion picture (January 2006), End of the Spear brilliantly chronicles the continuing story that first captured the world's attention in the bestselling book, Through Gates of Splendor.
Publisher: Carol Stream, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers, 2005.
ISBN: 9780842364393
0842364390
Branch Call Number: BIO SAINT S. Saint 2005
Characteristics: xvi, 338 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,24 cm.

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AbyaYala Aug 25, 2015

Completely agree with uncommonreader. Not only is it clear in the language of the book, but also from the critics who enjoy this book. "Auca" is what the evangelicals called the Waorani, which means "savage" in Kichwa. The Saints, the SIL and they're Operation Auca are the forces that fight against making things right.

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Dec 10, 2014

The author's paternalistic perspective is that of the superior westerner believing in the "White Man's Burden". Awful.

multcolib_central Jul 11, 2014

Imagine growing up in the 50's in the jungle of Ecuador with a native tribe who murdered your father. Saint experienced just that, and even returned to Ecuador with his family years later to gain a new perspective on the event. Became a motion picture in 2006.

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