Lords of the Earth

Lords of the Earth

Number of page: 336
Author: Don Richardson
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
Category: Religion

Engulfed in the darkness of Irian Jaya's Snow Mountains live the Yali, naked cannibals who call themselves lords of the earth. Yet, in spite of their boldness, they live in terror and bondage to the women-hating, child-despising gods they serve. Missionary Stan Dale dared to enter their domain and be an instrument to change their future. Peace Child author, Don Richardson, tells the story of Dale, his wife, his companions and thousands of Yali tribesmen in Lords of the Earth. This unforgettable tale of faithful determination and zeal against overwhelming odds brings unlikely characters together in a swirl of agony and bloodshed climaxing in a dramatic, unexpected ending. Readers will find their perceptions of how God moves enlarged and inspired by this classic story. For parents and youth leaders looking for real-life role models for the new generation of young people, you will want to meet the Dales in Lords of the Earth.

About The Author

DON RICHARDSON, author of Peace Child, Eternity in Their Hearts and Secrets of the Koran, has been studying the Muslim world for more than 30 years. He and his wife, Carol, spent 15 years among the Sawi, a Stone Age tribe of Irian Jaya. Don designed an alphabet suited to the Sawi language, authored 19 primers, taught the tribesmen to read in their native tongue and translated the entire New Testament. More than half of the Sawi accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Since 1977, Don has served as ambassador-at-large for World Team, a mission organization. Don holds an honorary doctorate of literature from Biola University in La Mirada, California, is an ordained pastor and speaks at more than 40 church conferences each year.


  • Stphane KStphane K
    One of the best missionary stories I’ve ever read (and I’ve read a lot). Very well written, a pleasure to read and gives God the glory for His marvelous deeds among the nations. May many read this book and dedicate themselves to God’s service in unreached people groups!
  • MrsLeeMrsLee
    LibraryThing Review Fascinating story from Irian Jaya. Dispels the myth of the “peaceful, happy primitive”. Suspense, terror, faith, hope and love fill the pages of this book.
  • dj101dj101
    WELL TOLD TRUE STORY This book starts off with about the first 1/3 of the story giving the reader detailed background into the life & customs of the Yali tribes. Although interesting, if I had had another book available
  • ChatelaineChatelaine
    Light into darkness “Lords of the Earth” is the term the Yali warriors use to describe themselves. They live in the Heluk valley in Irian Jaya, and the only knowledge of them to reach the outside world are the dark