TriJung 08-07-97 

Jungle Jewels & Jaguars

Living with the Amueshas Translating God's Word


Martha Duff Tripp

Harvest Day Books, 2008, 347 pp., ISBN 978-0-9790834-5-7


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The author provides an autobiography of her life and ministry in Peru from the 1950s to the 1990s.  She describes the unique experiences of translating the Bible and living with a remote group of indigenous people in the Amazon Jungle along the foothills of the Andes.  The book gives an excellent description of the joys and heartaches of ministry and the power of the Scripture in the lives of people newly learning to read.  Her experiences may be typical of many Bible translators in remote areas.


Imagine two single women in their 30's living alone in the jungle, boating and hiking to more remote areas, learning to talk in a language they have never heard, learning to put that language in writing, teaching people to read, teaching readers to teach others, and developing schools. 


Imagine learning to read the very first things written in your own language.  Imagine learning to write and writing things that had never before been written in your language.  Imagine life change when you first discover the true "Our Father!" 


Amazing experiences.  Wonderful life changes.  True heroism. 






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