Thirty-five years. Isn't that hard to grasp in a society where people tap their foot after the third telephone ring? (And slam the phone down if voicemail hasn't engaged by the fifth.)
"Our Witchdoctors Are Too Weak," is a biography written by Davey and Marie Jank. The book describes a fearful tribe from the Amazon who wanted "God's Talk" for twenty-five years before missionaries ever arrived.
Once Davey Jank reached the Wilo people, it took him (and his team) ten years to learn the language, create a written form, and study the culture before they could present the gospel.
As guests in the village, with limited ability to communicate, Jank describes his desire to break the bondage of fear before it was possible. His humble perspective on several cross-cultural situations was very thought provoking.
I thoroughly enjoyed the humorous writing style, wit, and sensitivity of the authors. The short chapters made it a great book for reading aloud with my kids. Sometimes I read aloud just because they wanted to know why I was giggling.
I received this book for free, in exchange for my honest opinion. It is an entertaining, satisfying read and I found myself invested in the Wilo people's lives even before I reached the conclusion of "Our Witchdoctors Are Too Weak."