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Shelf life: Looking at secular books

Daniel Everett travelled to the banks of an Amazon tributary as an SIL (Wycliffe Bible Translators) missionary in 1977. 30 years later he is still studying their language, but not as a Bible translator, instead he is an academic researcher. Everett’s time with the Piraha tribe has led to a revolution in linguistics and a personal revolution in his own life — he lost his faith and with it his family.

Secular Shelf Life Sarah Allen

By Daniel Everett
Profile Books. 284 pages. £15.00
ISBN 978-1-84668-030-4