October 9, 2008
Sixty Amazing Years Showing Love to the Amazon Headhunters — New Book Tells of An Extraordinary Ministry in the Ecuadorian Jungles
GOLDEN, Colo., Oct. 9, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Trek through the dripping rainforests of the Amazon, going deep into the wilds where not only beasts hunt, but a fierce Indian tribe is feared for their inclined violence. Robert Howe's Tigres of the Night is a book about the extraordinary life of two missionaries ministering in the dangerous jungles of Ecuador.
Living in the rainforest for sixty years can be a marvel, but living among an indigenous group known for its ferocious customs is completely amazing. Juan and Amalia Arcos are naturalists who chose to follow the life of missionaries ministering to the Shuar tribe in the Ecuador rainforests. This tribe is known in history as Jivaro, the "head-shrinkers of the Amazon." Their war-time customs often left few men to die a natural death. Tigres of the Night is the story of the Arcoses' unbelievable sixty-year ministry to the Shuar Indians. This book is a testimony that sincere love can still triumph over a traditional life of violence. It is also the story of how the Shuar have dedicated themselves to protecting their society to become one of the most educated and influential indigenous peoples of South America.
About the Author
Robert W. Howe has written for newspapers and magazines based in Wyoming. Aside from this book, Tigres of the Night, Howe has another book entitled Yours, from Wyoming, which captures the life on a remote Wyoming guest ranch. Although he loves the American West and the remote ranch life, he also loves South America and its lush tropical rainforests.
Howe's fascination with South American jungles began when, at the age of thirteen, he read Teddy Roosevelt's account of his voyage down the River of Doubt in Brazil. Finally the author journeyed to the Amazon and found it even more than he had hoped. He has visited the famous rainforests eighteen times, and still has plans of returning there.
Tigres in the Night * by Robert W. Howe The true story of Juan and Amalia Arcos, naturalists and lay missionaries in the jungle of eastern Ecuador, 1922-2003 Publication Date: January 23, 2004 Trade Paperback; $19.99; 373 pages; 978-1-4134-1502-5 Cloth Hardback; $29.99; 373 pages; 978-1-4134-1503-2
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