The everyday living of the Amazonian tribal neighborhood is brilliantly brought to comprehending with the writings of Robert W. Howe as he followed the legitimate tale of Juan & Amalia Arcos, lay-missionaries and naturalists living in the rainforests along the Amazon. Read more now on on ridzeal
In the mid 1900’s Juan Arcos studied to become a priest under the direction of Father Peter Vosa, a man who had guided him for the past fifteen years of his life. With much prayer and careful consideration, Juan eventually decided not to become a priest. This decision was difficult for him, but God lead him to become a teaching missionary instead. He felt strongly that God wanted him to work with the local tribal people called the Shuar, because he had already learned their language as a child and felt connected on a spiritual level.
Juan and Amalia’s goal was committed to lead a everyday living dedicated to God and His people, the Shuar. They are simple, humble people. Being once thought as violent, they are in fact generous givers, welcoming and kind. In Howe’s reserve he describes how the Shuar talk with the dead, balance the needs of their men and women, keep peace or wage war, practice the ancient art of shamanic journeying, and learn from the sacred teacher plants (ayahuasca, datura, chicha, and tobacco) and many more tribal customs. He provides a view into the lifestyle of a culture from another time, in a distant place, the lives within the Amazon jungle.
Tigres on the Night really has some powerful messages that are most welcome at a time when we all need to feel a sense of strength, courage, healing, and love. While the book’s vivid imagery invites us to experience the lush, tropical splendor of the Amazon Rain Forest, the real value lies in the rich wisdom imparted because of the Shuar people.
It is very appropriate to have picture of a cascading waterfall on the front cover of this guide. To the Shuar people, waterfalls are sacred. If you need strength, answers, or wisdom, a man will visit the waters in order to get in touch with his soul and find direction.
Robert W. Howe’s writing tells of indigenous wisdom, different ways of everyday living, and is especially focused for those who are already missionaries or those who wonder if God may be calling them. This reserve would also be a great resource for your pastor and your Church’s library. He created a masterpiece that lives on in one’s heart for a lifetime. For the Shuar, their homeland is a place of wondrous beauty and great danger. It’s a place where anacondas lurk in the rivers and jaguars prowl at night time, Tigres in the Night is a ebook that tells their story. You will find that “Tigres from the Night” includes author’s notes, an appendix, and a bibliography for further reading.