Monday, April 4, 2011

Our Witchdoctors Are Too Weak

Book Review: Our Witchdoctors Are Too Weak by Davey & Marie Jank, Monarch Books, 2011

Well now, that title doesn't sound like my normal reading fare... it's because it isn't. But it is a treasure!

Davey Jank is a very humorous guy and writes in an entertaining style that enthralled even my 12 yr old son. Lots of creepy crawlies, rodents and aligators. 

Steadfast in his faith, Davey sets out to learn the language and customs of an Amazon tribe who requested missionaries to teach them about 'God's talk'. Davey faces witchcraft in action, tribal traditions and dangerous situations while struggling to learn the Wilo language.

Yes, yes, but what about Marie? When does he meet her? That was my burning question since Davey enters the jungle as a single man. I scrutinized every name looking for the beautiful lady on the cover. And I have to admit that as much as I enjoyed Davey's stories of faith and perseverance against the dark powers of this world, I thought he failed miserably as a romance writer. Heh.

Although it isn't a guide, Our Witchdoctors Are Too Weak would interest anyone who ever wondered what a missionary's life is about. It entails some of the harsh decisions missionaries face while preparing people to receive God's Word as well as the joys of salvation. And even if you've never had the urge to travel this foreign path, this book will bless you with hope in the knowledge that the Gospel is being spread.

I'm blogging at Inkwell Inspirations today about this book and my thoughts on missionaries. You're welcome to come over and join in the discussion. The question of the day can be answered here or there, wherever you feel most comfortable...

Have you considered being a missionary? Why or why not? I'd really like to know.


  1. hey there Anita
    i just realized that i haven't sent something for support for your son's trip. i appear to have lost the email you sent with the info on how to contribute. could you send that info to me again? thanks. i feel so stupid for losing that info...

  2. Deb, you're not stupid - I'm negligent... I never sent it yet. It's because Nick got cold feet when I told him someone wanted to support him. Last time someone from the church gave him money to give to someone in need, Nick lost his wallet. So suddenly, he felt the responsibility of having the financial support from someone outside the church family. However, that lasted about a month and he's back on track to go, now.

    So, I'm working on the post that will include all the details for his account with the Apostolic Youth Ministries International out of Calgary, Alberta.

    See - people say brain cells die with each pregnancy, but it's really not so. Yours are still intact. :D

    Thanks, Deb.

    Anita Mae.


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