This is difficult to rate for a couple of reasons I m pretty sure this is the first missionary biography I have ever read and I ve read quite a few that has swearing in it And it s not just once Maybe eight or ten times throughout the book That was a bit of a shock The author also included a whole section on some of the lewd sayings of the people he worked with I understand that they are part of life in that particular part of the world, but come on These are unsaved people, saying appalling things, and you feel the need to quote them verbatim in a book They did not add in any way to the gist of the story and I think they would rightly make every Christian I know uncomfortable at best I almost put it down because of those two things the swearing and the details of disgusting conversations I m not sure why I read on, but I did and I m glad I did The book chronicles the story of the Watters family, who lived with an isolated, unreached people group in the mountains of Nepal, learning their language and their way of life and translating the Bible into their language I keep typing and then deletingI don t know how to sum this book up I don t recommend it for kids because of the things I mentioned above, and I am not 100% sure where this guy is coming from theologically, but I think this might be one of those books every Christian needs to read The story of the Watters family was interesting and held my attention, but towards the end when it started talking about the Kham church their faith, their suffering, their testimony, their faithfulness, their joy that part was completely mesmerizing One of the final scenes we get to see is the moment when the Kham believers hold the Bible in their hands in their own language for the first time ever Unforgettable This quote from the book about sums it all up We live at the foot of the snows, they used to say, and even our own king had never heard of us But the King of Kings knew us, and one day He visited us. An outstanding story of life among the Khaam people of Nepal David writes like a master story teller He recounts the challenges and rewards of raising a young Family in a remote Himalayan village as he and an ex Gurkha, Hasta Ram, translate the New Testament into the previously unwritten Khaam language This book is also a scholarly record of Khaam customs, traditions and language From impassible snow covered ridges, to rat infestations, to high altitude shepherd camps, At the Foot of the Snows is an adventure in faith The best of its genre. Great book on a families life to serve others in a very high altitude, difficult lifestyle and culture Worth it in the end The author has a great way of sharing the story Thoughts on how culture and language of this people group was examined and explained like no other writer I have read Must read Inspiring This story, recommended to me by a man in a Nepali equivalent to a Tennessee meat three, is one of pure inspiration, suffering, joy, and hardship Who knew how much the lives of one small American family in the late 60 s through the early 90 s could change a part of the world in such a drastic way for the Kingdom This story had me on the edge of my seat, fighting back tears one moment, and calling out to my wife the next in disbelief at what I was reading This family, through the Holy Spirit, brought light to the people of the Himalayas By the end, I felt like I had walked much of this path with the Watters If you have any desire to travel into places unfamiliar for the purpose of Jesus, then I highly recommend this book It is a raw depiction of what can and does happen, and though scary and almost overwhelming at times, you will walk away with a heart full of joy and readiness If they could do what they did in this book, then surely, I can do something, too God is good God is still active in the world. Great missionary testimony in the heart of Nepal Loved loved loved the book and the story It added to know Gary Shepherd who is mentionned in the story as he also was laboring over there When do i get my wings so i can go and see all whats being done in the name of Christ I have had this book recommended to me several times as the best book you will ever read I can t give higher praise than that.The inspiring story of the Watters quest to understand and love these people puts to shame our comfortable American Christianity But David Watters never criticizes his own culture certainly not without including himself he presents his own faith as dwarfed by that of the Kham church, especially his friend Hasta Ram Whether your interest lies in cultural studies, biographies, or linguistics, this book is sure to become one of your favorites. At The Foot Of The Snows Tells The Inspiring Story Of An American Family Living Among The Virtually Unknown Kham Magar Of Nepal, Developing A Deep Bond Of Friendship That Transcended Their Cultural Divide Through Years Of Study And Hard Work, They Translated Scripture Into The Kham Language, Igniting A Spark Of Interest In The Gospel That Would Fan To Life Through Years Of Persecution Through It All, David And Nancy Watters Struggled To Demonstrate That Gospel To These People Who Lived, In The Words Of The Khams, At The Foot Of The Snows This was an eye opening look at life in Nepal But it went farther by also giving me an understanding of the importance of language to our outlook on the world Most importantly, this book details the hand of God in bringing the Scriptures to the Kham people of Nepal. So far, this book is excellent Different context than I ve experienced, but the experiences are amazingly similar Not candy coated, very well written, and the heart of the author shines through his descriptions Great stuff. If I could give it six stars, I would Incredible story.
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- 374 pages
- At the Foot of the Snows
- David E. Watters
- 09 January 2017 David E. Watters