Movie Night: End of the Spear


I just saw a fantastic film last night: End of the Spear. My wife and I cried and my children were moved as we watched the true story based on the lives of Nate Saint, Jim Elliot, and three other missionaries who made contact with the ultra-violent Waodani tribe in Ecuador and became martyrs—yet there’s more to the story!

Because of necessary non-gratuitous violence and partial native nudity, it’s rated PG-13. The acting is great, the story compelling, but more importantly, this account glorifies Christ in a non-traditional, non-preachy, non-Christianese way. Even an unbeliever will like it! Forget about the casting controversy and rent it.

Read the review from Plugged In Online:

Deep in the heart of the jungles of Ecuador, along the Amazon River basin, the Waodani Indians are murdering each other to the point of near-extinction. Tribal conflicts (internal and external) have led to a staggering 60 percent mortality rate, and the average Waodani male lives to be just over 30 years old. In response, the Ecuadorian government plans to send in troops to stop the killings and “reclaim” the land, essentially wiping out the Waodani.

It’s the early 1950s and Nate Saint, along with four other young American Christian missionaries, sense the urgency of this crisis and set out to befriend the Waodani people. Read the rest of the review here.


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