Monday, August 23, 2010

Jungle Sunrise by Jonathan Willams

Jungle Sunrise was a wonderful read. I read it in the car while on family vacation. The author keeps you wanting to turn the pages. It is so hard to believe that there are tribes still in the world that are so uncivilized. People truly need the Lord. Though this is a fiction story I have hard first had this fall from a missionary in Peru that tells of the tribes still in the jungles that wouldn't think twice to kill the white man or those from their tribe as we see in Williams book, Jungle Sunrise. I was so glad that I had the opportunity to read this missions minded book. I do believe I'm going to send it to my missionary friend that just came out of a month trip into the Peruvian jungles seeking a tribe that is very nomadic. If there aren't some that are willing to take the adventure and risk than how will they hear. This is a wonderful book for being a first book by this author. Williams differently takes you on a jungle adventure. You think you're right there hunting and fishing and facing the dangers. You won't want to miss the jungle experience in Jungle Sunrise.

A unique and captivating novel by a member of the Xtreme Team, who risk their lives and endure unthinkable physical deprivation while assisting native people in the most remote areas of the world. Living with a previously unreached indigenous tribe, the Amarakaeri, Williams experienced first-hand the beauty and danger of native life as he had the opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, hunt with bows and arrows, fish with spears, navigate the rivers, and encounter every aspect of the tribe’s culture. This breathtaking scene of the Amazon serves as the backdrop for Jungle Sunrise.

Deep in the breathtaking but perilous Peruvian jungles, young missionaries Memphis and Abigail Jones constantly face death and disease as they hunt, fish, and provide medical care for a primitive tribe while living their witness to the love of Christ. But the couple’s success with the tribe has earned them a dangerous enemy, Dr. Basil Cosgrove, a radical but na├»ve anthropologist possessed with a boundless drive to thwart their efforts, even at the expense of all of their lives.
Their paths will soon cross that of professor and would-be author Jonah Frost who is frustrated by a nemesis of his own—himself. In the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, Jonah accompanies his linguist brother to Peru to chart the language of a newly discovered indigenous tribe. As the Frost brothers’ plans coincide with goals of Memphis and Abigail, they embark on a jungle river trek only to run afoul of Dr. Cosgrove with results requiring supernatural bravery and selfless love.

Jonathan Williams served as a missionary with the International Mission Board’s Xtreme Team in the jungles of Peru for two years. It was there, lying under a mosquito net in a hut in the middle of the Amazon Jungle, that Williams began to write his first novel, Jungle Sunrise.
Williams, 30, writes and lives in North Texas with his beautiful wife, Jessica, where he pastors Body Life church and serves as the Campus Pastor for Trinity Christian Academy as he pursues a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His passion and desire is to inspire readers with creativity and truth.
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Cheryl said...

Thanks for the great review of Jonathan's book. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I have an electronic copy that I hope to read soon. Now, if those other titles in my TBR pile will stop screaming at me, I could get to it. :)

Thanks again for the wonderful review.


Martha Eskuchen said...

That sounds pretty fascinating. Thanks for sharing. I hope you feel better VERY soon. I'm praying for you Abi.