This is the story of a community of Stone-Age people living in the mountain jungles of Papua, (formerly called Irian Jaya). Until the 1960s, this unique culture existed without any idea of a world beyond their own isolated villages. The Yali were cannibals, warriors, and lived in fear of evil spirits. Four decades ago, westerners entered their primitive world. The foreign missionaries learned the Yali language and culture, taught the Yali to read and write, and translated with them the most published book in the world – the Bible.
Jim Elliot spent his youth preparing to share the Gospel with those who had never heard it. But nothing could have prepared him for the dangers and challenges he and his colleagues would face in the jungles of Ecuador.