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Eternity in their Hearts: Startling Evidence of Belief in the One True God in Hundreds of Cultures Throughout the Worldby Don Richardson
Back Cover: "The year is 1795, and deep in the jungles of Burma hundreds of native tribesmen rush out to a clearing to greet a white-skinned stranger. Could he be the one to bring the book their forefathers lost so many centuries ago--the book that tells the secrets of Y'Wa, the Supreme God? Yes! And later missionaries were astounded at the way in which God had prepared these people for one of the greatest mass conversions in history! The photograph on the cover of this book portrays the ruins of Machu Picchu, a majestic fortress in Peru built in the fifteenth century. Anyone who has been awed by its splendor will want to read how Pachacuti, the Inca king who founded it, accomplished something far more significant than merely building fortresses, temples or monuments. His story is yet another example of how the concept of a supreme God has existed for centuries in hundreds of cultures throughout the world. These and twenty-five other incredible-but-true stories prove the truth of the words in Ecclesiastes: 'He (God) has also set eternity in the hearts of men.' " At the end of the book, the author wrote study questions to aid people in their discussions of his work.
Back Cover: Still living in the Stone Age and, until 1962, still isolated from all but the nearby tribes, the Sawi people of Netherlands New Guinea were headhunting cannibals who pillowed their heads on the skulls of their victims. Among the Sawi, treachery was more than a way of life; it was "an ideal which unnumbered generations of Sawi had conceived, systematized and perfected." For them, "to fatten with friendship" a victim for the slaughter was the highest form of treachery. The heroes of Sawi legends were not those who took the greater number of heads in battle or ambush, but those who achieved a greater quality of treachery in securing them. What impact could the gospel of Jesus Christ make upon such a people who would venerate Judas as the epitome of manhood and who would regard his kiss of betrayal as the ultimate expression of treachery? In 1962, under the auspices of the Regions Beyond Missionary Union, Don and Carol Richardson went to the Sawi people with the story of a different kind of Legend Maker whose message was love, not treachery; forgiveness, not revenge. They told of God's Peace Child, and He found acceptance amongst these people whose own legends also told of a Sawi "peace child." In the pages of this book, Don Richardson narrates firsthand the gripping account of how THE Peace Child brought true peace at last to the Sawi people of Netherlands New Guinea.
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