In Search of the Source by Neil Anderson & Hyatt Moore

In Search of the Source

By Neil Anderson & Hyatt Moore
Level 11

In Search of the Source is an autobiography of a Wycliffe Bible translator who lived for years in the heart of Papua New Guinea among the Folopa people in an effort to learn their language and culture and translate portions of the Bible into their language. I found this book absolutely fascinating and full of educational value. I was inspired to learn of the lengths and sacrifices that people have gone to in order to bring the word of God to small groups of tribal people. However, because of occurrences of cannibalism, disturbing funeral customs, and some other shocking details, parents should read this book first before deciding if their child should read it. I did not feel the treatment of these details was sensationalized, but they are just by their nature quite shocking to read about. It made me think about how uncivil people can become when separated from a knowledge of God. I feel children ages 15+ will enjoy the book best.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region Oceania, Papua New Guinea
Genre Autobiography
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • 4 Entertainment Value
  • 5 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 3.5 Literary Value
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