Friday, July 8, 2016

End of the Spear

I knew about this occurrence from news reports and possibly seeing things on TV...don't remember.  But I have been aware of the killing of the missionaries in Ecuador most of my adult life, and knew there was a movie called Through Gates of Splendor and End of the Spear, but had never seen them.  I also had never read the book, but when I finally did over a month ago I was totally enraptured by the story!  I became totally engrossed in the lives of not only the missionaries but also the people they were trying to reach.  This is a beautiful story!  At times very sad; at others totally uplifting and joyful.... I highly recommend it to everyone!  Check out my Goodreads review below:

This was an incredible book! If I could give it ten stars I would! Such an inspirational, uplifting, heart-rending true story. I have never seen the movies (Through the Gates of Splendor and End of the Spear) and I am glad I read the book first. NOW I'm anxious to see both movies! What a beautiful testament to faith and trust in our Creator. I was so enraptured by the lives of Steve Saint and his family (both his blood family and his adopted Waodani family) that I talked about it constantly as I read each chapter, and feel like I have found a connection to the story that will never fade. Everyone should read this amazing book!

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  1. Such an interesting review and narrative. I also want to see both films.

  2. Aren't we always glad when we read the book first? But, I guess, the books are usually so superior that reading it after isn't too shabby either.

  3. Thanks for the comments! Hope everyone will give the books a read, and see the movies!


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