GOD PLANTED FIVE SEEDS by Jean Dye Johnson

GOD PLANTED FIVE SEEDS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The title of this book refers to the five men, three of them husbands of three women in the story, including the husband of the author, who lost their lives in the attempt of American missionaries to make contact with and bring Christianity to the Ayore tribe of the Bolivian jungle. The story is one of the Missionary Classics series, and is written in the reconstructed--and therefore to some extent, fictionalized--style of earlier numbers in this series. The author gives a moving account of her response to the failure of her husband and his companions to return to the mission base, and of the weeks, months and years that followed, with the attempt to learn something of their fate. In the meantime, she undertook a study of the Ayore language; and after years of labor, was rewarded by seeing this tribe of primitive people at last brought into the orbit of civilization and introduced to the Christian gospel.

Pub Date: Aug. 17th, 1966
Publisher: Harper & Row