Nestled in the mountain jungles of Southern Borneo, near the Tatau River, lives the village of Chief Rayang. For years they had existed without any western influence, relying on the spirits to guide their lives and the island to support them. When new Christian teachers arrive on the simple island, the tribe's way of living is altered. As the months pass, the gentle influeNestled in the mountain jungles of Southern Borneo, near the Tatau River, lives the village of Chief Rayang. For years they had existed without any western influence, relying on the spirits to guide their lives and the island to support them. When new Christian teachers arrive on the simple island, the tribe's way of living is altered. As the months pass, the gentle influences of the missionaries helps transform the bloody, skittish hearts of the local tribesmen into peaceful, grounded Christians. As local warriors like Deckie become Christian leaders, the miracles on this small island are compounded in the hearts of these earnest natives. Trouble brews in the form of the tribe's witch doctor Peekew, who wants nothing to do with the Christians and attempts to use supernatural effects to drive them off the island. Through it all, the islanders learn about a God that not only cares about them, but loves them, and a way of life which maximizes their potential. Miracle in Borneo is the story that emphasizes the importance of the work of native evangelists in oversees missions. Few realize how much the expansion of gospel work in foreign lands depends on these local laborers. There are hundreds of humble souls whose devotion and courage constitute the front line of advance against heathenism. Author, Norma R Youngberg, was no stranger to mission work. As a new bride, she worked with her new husband in Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo, Sarawak, and Indonesia. They are known as one of the pioneer missionaries among headhunters on the Tatau River of Sarawak. Coming from a family of teachers, missionaries, and writers, Youngberg has written many books including popular books such as, Flee Middle Gardens, Singer on the Sand, Queen's Gold, Creative Techniques for Christian Writers, and The Spirit of Prophecy Emphasis Stories....
|Title||:||Miracle in Borneo|
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Miracle in Borneo Reviews
It has been many years since I read Miracle in Borneo, and it's interesting that the book's description doesn't mention the things about the books that stuck with me. (Other than the cool river setting, the longhouse on stilts and the canoes!) It doesn't even mention that the main character was a girl (whose name I think was Cheraw.) The main story as I recall it involved the abiding love between Cheraw and her father, who was the witch doctor of the village. Cheraw and her father disagree about Christianity, but as I recall it, the love between them doesn't waver. He is one of the last holdouts as the village converts to Christianity, and though Cheraw worries about his soul, she respects him highly. (And yes, there is a native worker who is also key in the story.) I remember it as a beautifully told story about the love between a father and daughter in the face of change. The illustrations of the copy I had (different cover than the one shown) captured my imagination as much as the narrative. It was my favorite of the Norma Youngberg books.
It was a good book but not as good as many of her others, My favorites by her are Singer on the Sand and Nyla and the White Crocodile. She has written so many mission stories and is an excellent writer.She has written over 15 books. We own 8 of them. Wonderful Stories.
The original book is actually "Under sealed orders" the story of Gus Youngberg. I recommend to read that one first.