End of the Spear by Steve Saint

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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.

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Author Steve Saint was born to missionary parents in Ecuador on January 30, 1951. He received a B. A. in economics from Wheaton College. He founded I-TEC (Indigenous Peoples Technology and Education Center). His written works include The Great Omission, End of the Spear, and Walk His Trail. He also appeared in and narrated the documentary film Beyond the Gates of Splendor.
Published December 1, 2005 by SaltRiver. 368 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Travel, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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The movie chronicles the story of missionary Nate Saint, who along with fellow missionaries seek to reach out to the violent Waodani tribe of the Ecuadorean rainforest, and end the cycle of violence that has brought them to the edge of extinction.

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That is, the white guys are paying precious little attention to the very people they want so much to “save.” When things go wrong and the spears end up in the missionaries’ chests, the music swells and beatific light bathes the fallen, especially Nate, whose dying words comprise the only Waodani ...

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Although Micayani is convinced that Dayumae is a spirit, Kimo (Jack Guzman), one of his warriors, accepts the message of nonviolence brought by these women: they follow the "carvings" about a God who had a son who was speared but he didn't spear back so that the people who speared him would live ...

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As 2004's "The Passion of the Christ" drove home so emphatically, a great unserved appetite exists for Christian-themed films, so it's no surprise that movies such as director/co-writer Jim Hanon's "End of the Spear" are moving in to fill the void.

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