From headhunters to church planters
Posted by bms_editor at 13:16 on 7th May 2010
By: Paul Hattaway, Piquant, £6.99
Paul Hattaway’s account of the Nagas, who reside in the remote Naga Hills, is that of a mild, cheerful people with a keen sense of humour. He tells of how God’s Spirit led a warrior race, whose tradition it had been to decapitate their enemies and bring their heads back as trophies, to a people with an extreme reverence of a holy God.
Since the Nagas’ past traditions have only been shared by word of mouth, Hattaway decided that the time had come to discover their past and write it down. It was a challenging task, which he tackles eloquently.
Reviewer: Archy MacMillan, minister of Glenrothes Baptist Church, Fife