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New Xulon Title Portrays a Changed Life--a Murderer Redeemed

Paulson offers the once-in-a-lifetime glimpse into another, often forgotten world

MAITLAND, Fla., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In the new book, Gentle Savage Still Seeking the End of the Spear ($21.49, paperback, 9781626970670; $9.99, e-book, 9781626970687) by author Menkaye ænkædi, as told to Tim Paulson (translator/editor), the oral history of the Waorani tribe is documented for the first time in history. Menkaye ænkædi is a tribal leader of an isolated, indigenous people and his instruction to the Modern World is the key to understanding how to work interdependently with the Waoranis. Furthermore, Menkaye ænkædi tells readers of his life, and some atrocious events—including an incident in which he speared five American missionaries to death.

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"It is the first time that such a candid and naked portrayal of life in this primitive and often savage culture has been told by a tribal leader from within," states the author. "The chronology of this people's oral history—now written—and the intricate details and flow of this man's autobiography make abundantly clear that the lack of formal education has in no way shackled the sharp mind and quick wit of the author."

Tim Paulson explains, "Menkaye ænkædi is probably the best-known tribal leader in the world, due to the amount of news coverage that the death of these five missionaries has received through the years. Though he can neither read nor write, he is the first person who actually witnessed the massacres and events described, and the first one to put on paper the oral history of the Waorani Tribe and their mythology. He speaks with the articulate authority and wisdom of a tribal leader who is bent upon seeing his people freed from the sting of the end of the spear and the reconciliation of two worlds in conflict." Tim Paulson has worked with the Waorani Tribe for fifteen years. More recently, the tribal elders conferred among themselves and asked for him to come alongside them to help protect their culture from the onslaughts of influences around them that are affecting their youth and contaminating their fertile lands.

Xulon Press, a part of Salem Communications Corporation, is the world's largest Christian publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Salem Communications is the country's leading Christian communications company with interests in radio, Internet and magazine publishing. Retailers may order Gentle Savage Still Seeking the End of the Spear through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.

For more information, visit: www.gentlesavage.org

Media Contact: Tim Paulson, Xulon Press, 866-381-2665, [email protected]

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