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Paperback Jungle Pilot: The Gripping Story of the Life and Witness of Nate Saint, Martyred Missionary to Ecuador Book

ISBN: 1572930225

ISBN13: 9781572930223

Jungle Pilot: The Gripping Story of the Life and Witness of Nate Saint, Martyred Missionary to Ecuador

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In 1956, pilot Nate Saint and four other missionaries were killed in Ecuador by the Waodani(Auca) Indians they had come to serve. Now Nate's gripping story of faithful service for Christ is brought up to date through the epilogue written by his son, Steve.

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A life of commitment

Why is a person's life important? Enjoyable as this biography was, I struggled for a time to understand Nate Saint's passion for such a small tribe when he was such a skilled and intelligent individual. Couldn't someone else do the job? Ask that question when you read the book, and you'll be treated to a powerful reminder that for Christians, life value is not found in name recognition or influence or popularity (though Saint's death brought those things about!). Instead, Saint highlights the truth that value in the Kingdom of God is determined by unquestioning, always hoping, joyful submission to God's will. As God directs Nate's life, you will rejoice to see people come to know Christ through Nate's commitment to serving his Savior. The book is simple, clear, and wonderful. I read it when I was 10, and understood it perfectly. I read it again when I was 21, and enjoyed it just as much. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.


I've read some biographies of amazing men that have fallen flat. This is not such a biography. It is entertaining and interesting. Russel Hitt does a wonderful job at painting a picture of a very real man who had failings and giftings and willingly laid his life down for the sake of Christ. This story is one of many that have influenced my life greatly.

Inspiring biography of a modern martyr for Christ. Superb.

Insightful, often humorous, and deeply challenging biography of an ordinary American with an extraordinary faith in God and committment to His call to the life of a missionary pilot in Ecuador in the 1950's. Along with four friends, this warm, deeply spiritual man, a tinkerer with a love for "airplanes and Indians", was killed in 1956 by the tribal people to whom they had committed their lives. This noble life, willingly sacrificed for love of God, makes a book of which it can rightly be said, "it will change your life." Don't miss reading this one!

Russell T. Hitt Scores a Winner

Jungle Pilot is an amazing biography of Nate Saint. It will inspire you and move you in your walk with the Lord. Above all it teaches the most valuable lesson anyone can learn: I can do anything through Christ who gives me strength.
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