Carlo Syvanto came to Israel in 1947 from Finland. He was a pioneer of the faith, who distributed Holy Scripture in the land. He believed that Jews are God’s chosen people and was imbued with a purpose to bring Jews closer to the Gospel. Carlo was a man of contrasts: on one hand, he was direct and definite, on the other – he was people-loving and with a sense of humor. And above all, he was a fascinating storyteller.
The work of Carlo Syvanto is resonant and influential to this day, in light of a negative political climate toward Israel worldwide. Actually settling in Israel at the beginning of the country’s rebirth, and serving as a preliminary authentic voice, Syvanto managed to awaken sympathy for Israel and to create a supportive attitude among millions of believers worldwide, that influence their governments’ policy toward Israel.
The book was translated from Finish to Hebrew by Syvanto’s granddaughter Helena Yagev-More.
Author: Unto Kunnas
Cover graphics: Livne Mor