In the 1950s, in the aftermath of World War II, five American families moved to Ecuador, determined to take the Christian gospel to a pre-Neolithic Amazonian tribe they called “the Auca.” The Waorani (proper name) were just as determined to maintain their isolation, and killed the missionary men at their second meeting. Four of the wives remained in Ecuador and one, Elisabeth Elliot, went further into the rainforest with her three-year old daughter to live with the Waorani. Joan Thomas’s fictional treatment of this incident explores themes that are both eternal and immediate: faith and ideology, autonomy and self-protection, cultural understanding and misunderstanding, grief and doubt, and isolation. Five Wives rises out of immaculate research, including a visit to the ruins of the Elliot house in Ecuador, and out of the author’s own experience with the thinking and imperatives of evangelical missions. The novel sinks into the points of view of characters who are bound by past choices, yet make their own personal bargains in the midst of a crisis.
The stakes are so much higher for Philip and his friends in the latest installment of The Great Devil War series, The Angel of Evil by Kenneth B. Andersen. Read on for my review, purchase details, and an excerpt for your reading enjoyment 🙂
Welcome to the first leg of the multi-book tour for The Great Devil War series by Kenneth B. Andersen! This month is all about the second installment in the series, The Die of Death, and I'm excited to share my review, and a chance to win a digital copy of your own!
I bought and started reading this on its publication day, and I'm only posting my review now! Oh the shame! This Fall brought me more than glorious foliage, and crisp mornings. It also brought me ...
Hope by Terry Tyler has been snapping up 5 star reviews all over the place, which is why I'm thrilled to share my review and a chance to win a copy of your own! Welcome to the blog tour for Dystopian Psycho-Thriller, Hope!
This was one of those books that makes you resent doing anything that requires you to put it down for even a few minutes. Work, dinner, speaking... you know, basically real life stuff. I was completely enthralled with this story!