• by Bruce Olson
  • Narrated by Gary Dikeos
  • 7 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What happens when a nineteen-year-old boy leaves home and heads into the jungles to evangelize a murderous tribe of South American Indians?
For Bruce Olson, it meant capture, disease, terror, loneliness, and torture. But what he discovered through trial and error has revolutionized the world of missions.
Bruchko, which has sold more than 300,000 copies worldwide, has been called "more fantastic and harrowing than anything Hollywood could concoct." Having lived with the Motilone Indians since1961, Olson has won the friendship of four presidents of Colombia and made appearances before the United Nations because of his efforts. Bruchko includes the story of Olson's1988 kidnapping by communist guerrillas and the nine months of captivity that followed. This revised version of his story is an amazing reminder that simple faith in Christ can make anything possible.


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This is an amazing story of how God can use one person to impact a nation. He had his own connection with God and chose to listen to Him instead of listening to a missionary group who had lost sight of their true mission.
Although I know I am not called to travel deep into the jungles of any country to bring the message of Jesus, I am inspired to seek God in how He wants to use me to bring His love, compassion, and mercy to the lost.

I highly recommend this book!!!
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- Debz

If you are interested in missions, read this!

Would you consider the audio edition of Bruchko to be better than the print version?

I don't think there's a difference in them, except who is reading.
You can't put one down, and you can't stop listening to the other.

What did you like best about this story?

Seeing how God worked in Bruchko's life and personal development

Which character – as performed by Gary Dikeos – was your favorite?

Bruchko. Duh.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. Driving from Logan, OH to Ashland, WI.

Any additional comments?

GREAT BOOK! So glad it was added to Audible!

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- Kmsyoung

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-24-2013
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.