But this story is about more then mere mission technique, it reveals the truth of God in such a way that the reader will never be the same. Im going on a voluteer trip to Costa Rica to build schools in February and the team leader had everyone read this book in preperation for the trip. This is a good book to read if you’ve heard the argument that Christian missionaries do great damage to the indigenous tribes and those tribes would be better off if the Christians left them alone. This book is a true story of a 19 year old boy who is inspired by God to minister to the Motilone Indians in South America. But his difficulties were not for naught. It is a story we can all learn a lesson from, and one you will want to read! This article about a biographical or autobiographical book on Christian personalities is a stub.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Bruce Olson had accepted Christ as his savior in his teens. A missionary then arrives to address the congregation and Bruce is taken back by the man’s appearance which includes dirty sneakers. He continues his work and eventually makes progress though it’s a long-term project. Nov 13, Matias Toivainen rated it it was amazing. Bruce went to Caracas to prepare for his mission to the Indians, because while in high school he was convinced this was what God wanted him to do. For example, the time when Mr. Why was it so hard?

It really rekindled much of the burned out fires in my soul. Apr 06, Sam Brown rated it it was amazing. But Bruce was a 19 year old boy who went about being a missionary in all the “wrong” ways. It’s amazing to me how Bruce was “alone” from the beginning.

Though Abril is talking to Bruce, another Motilone Indian named Bobby calmly interjects, saying that Abril has been given land and that he chose to sell it, and that they won’t give him any more. The co-operatives provide the economic base for 18 tribal peoples. More summaries and resources for teaching or studying Bruchko. Taken captive by the very people he came to share the Good News with, he writes of how God allowed him to experience unbelievable hardships and pain, then used those awful experiences to soften the hearts of the tribe he was burdened for.


Because of his years of dedication and work, Bruce has built facilities and trained people to work in 18 health centers, 42 bilingual schools, 22 agricultural centers, and 11 trading posts, which really are co-operatives.

Oct 24, Glenn Myers rated it it was amazing. Oct 18, Jason D’Souza rated it it was amazing Shelves: I try to share these things. Instead of doing what most missionaries had done by trying to Americanize a culture olot, Bruce Olsen, called “Bruchko” by the Molitone Indians, allowed God to use their culture to bring Christ to their tribe and let Him transform their lives. Then I saw Jesus Jan 07, Brooke rated it it was amazing. Want to be challenged in your level of comfort and contentment?

Preview — Bruchko by Bruce Olson. Jun 09, Shelly Stewart rated it it was amazing.

Bruchko Summary & Study Guide

Although I was required brucho read this book, I would definetly read it again and reccomend this book to I really enjoyed this book. A gnawing, troubling curiosity grabbed me. Want to Read saving…. One of the best-told and most inspiring missionary stories out there. But brucgko also some humorous aspects to the story as well. I’m not quite sure how to review this book. Largely through his friendship with Bobarishora “Bobby”Olson “Bruchko” introduces the tribe to faith in Jesus Christ.

This section contains words approx. One of my heroes.

The story opens with Bruce Olson talking to an Motilone Indian chieftain Ayaboquina, when an outlaw plott Humberto Abril rushes up and interrupts their conversation. During the first two initial contacts Olson comes remarkably close to death by the hands of the Motilones.

Bruchko Summary & Study Guide

Personally, I didn’t feel that a right thing to do. I read this book 3 times Crazy stories of the jungle. Copyrights Bruchko from BookRags. Why was it so hard? Books by Bruce Olson. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Another inspiring Christian missionary story! His is a story of faith, commitment to God, and dedication even to possible death. Though most Western Christians will never experience hardship such as this, the reader can somehow relate to a man who wanted nothing more than the glory of God.


Constantly on the search for treasure, Bruce Olson went where there was no path and blazed new trails in the jungles he traversed. May 06, Natalie Vellacott rated it it was ok Shelves: A book that will convict the heart and make you look at how you can serve God more. You can’t help but want to trust God more than you do now Who takes off as a teenager and lives in the jungles of South America without knowing the language, without a support system and without money?

Real hard-core missionary adventure. When Bobby is also killed by outlaws who want the land for their own, Bruce is devastated. Most importantly, he comes to be part of a family and makes a “pact” with Bobby, the man he comes to know as brother.

Already recommending it to those around me.

As Bruce seeks wisdom on how to present the Gospel in a relevant and meaningful way he unwittingly challenges the status quo of missions and shows that, unlike many mission attempts of the past, the Gospel can be presented in a pure unadulterated manner free from the restrictive bounds of the culture that presents it.

Not one that promises you riches or fame or The Secret ; this book will change your life because it is a simple story of one young man who followed his call. Incredible picture of the gospel’s reach in other cultures and understandings. Nov 28, Samuel Keller rated it it was amazing. Bruchko includes the story of his kidnapping by communist guerrillas and the nine months of captivity that followed.

No one had ever made contact with this obscure tribe in the Columbian jungle and lived to tell about it.

But God provided money, “happenstance circumstances” and an eventual meeting of the Yuko and then the Motilone Indians. It’s an amazing book that brought me to tears!!