Don Richardson, missionary and author of "Peace Child", "Lords of the Earth," "Eternity in Their Hearts," and "Secrets of the Koran," shared some of his unique cosmological insights, which serve as a backdrop to his newest book, a science fiction novel titled, "A Man from Another World."
About our speaker: Canadian born Don Richardson and his wife, Carol, a nurse, trained at the Prairie Bible Institute and the Summer Institute of Linguistics to become missionaries. Don and Carol accepted the challenge to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Sawi nativesof Dutch New Guinea. In 1962, they, with their 7-month old son, moved in among head-hunting cannibals, a Stone Age people group isolated from the outside world, whose culture honored treachery as a prized virtue. While Carol ministered to the people's medical needs, Don concentrated on learning Sawi vocabulary and grammar, rendering a written language, translating the New Testament into Sawi, and teaching the Sawi how to read. Along the way, Don discovered that God has placed in every culture one or more "redemptive analogies," that serve as cultural bridges, enabling people everywhere to understand and receive the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Don's latest book involves seeking out a redemptive analogy that may resonate with the culture of modern scientism.