Edgar Stoesz tells the inspiring story of the Russian, Canadian, and Mexican Mennonites who, beginning in 1927, immigrated to Paraguay and made a new homeland out of the jungle wilderness. This is a fascinating story that deserves a prominent place in the annuals of Mennonite history.
"Edgar Stoesz's book offers an important overview of the many dimensions to the Mennonite experience in Paraguay. This book is a compendium of rich descriptions from the perspective of a first-person observer, with interesting anecdotes and case studies of church life, economic development, health care, women's contributions, and relations with indigenous peoples." --Marlene Epp, Conrad Grebel University College
"This book is a "must read" for anyone planning to attend the 2009 Mennonite World Conference in Paraguay--or for anyone at home who wants to know what they are missing."--John D. Roth, Goshen College, author of Stories: How Mennonites Came to Be
"Edgar Stoesz is a fascinating story teller. He uses facts, stories, incidents, and anecdotes to make history come alive with thoroughness, sensitivity, and care."--Erwin Boschmann, author of Paraguay: A Tour Guide