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Through Gates of Splendor is the true story of five young missionaries who were savagely killed while trying to establish communication with the Auca Indians of Ecuador. The story is told through the eyes of Elisabeth Elliot, the wife of one of the young men who was killed....

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  • Natalie Vellacott
    2018-12-12 11:15

    This is probably one of the most famous missionary stories in the world.Five men, sold out for God, entered the dangerous territory of the Auca tribe in Ecuador in the 1950's to try and reach them with the Gospel. They never returned. Their bodies were found a few days later on a beach. Elisabeth Elliot, the wife of Jim, collated their journals and filled in the gaps with first-hand knowledge. What struck me most forcefully was the wholehearted commitment of every one of these men to give up everything worldly for the sake of Christ. This, despite pressure and opposition from many, perhaps unexpected, directions; they were well educated, with bright futures and still young!Pete was expected to become a college professor or Bible teacher. But to throw away his life among ignorant savages. It was thought absurd.Jim wrote to his parents: 'Seems impossible that I am so near my senior year, and truthfully, it hasn't the glow about it that I rather expected. There is no such thing as attainment in this life; as soon as one arrives at a long coveted position he only jacks up his desire another notch or so and looks for higher achievement--a process which is ultimately suspended by the intervention of death. Life is truly likened to a rising vapor, coiling, evanescent, shifting. May the Lord teach us what it means to live in terms of the end, like Paul who said, 'Neither count I my life dear unto myself, that I might finish my course with joy....Nate wrote, It was the first time that I ever really heard that verse: 'Follow me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.' The old life of chasing things that are of a temporal sort seemed absolutely insane....As we have a high old time this Christmas, may we who know Christ hear the cry of the damned as they hurtle headlong into the Christless night without ever a chance. May we be moved with compassion as our Lord was. May we shed tears of repentance for those we have failed to bring out of darkness. May God give us a new vision of His will concerning the lost and our responsibility.The stark contrast between the statements of these men and our, often, half-hearted commitments to the cause of Christ today are convicting and challenging. Are we called to any less, in terms of our heart devotion?One of the men, Roger, had already experienced the hardships of a missionary life, yet still went willingly with the others believing it was of God: A missionary plods through the first year or two, thinking that things will be different when he speaks the language. He is baffled to find, frequently, that they are not. He is stripped of all that may be called 'romance.' Life has fallen more or less into a pattern. Day follows day in unbroken succession; there are no crises, no mass conversions, sometimes not even one or two to whom he can point and say, 'There is a transformed life. If I had not come, he would never have known Christ.'...The forces of evil, unchallenged for so long, are now set in array against the missionary.Every prospective missionary should read these paragraphs. This is the reality. Mass conversions and daily encouragements would in our day be referred to as 'fake news!' The missionary life is hard....One of the things that makes this book is the reaction of the wives to the news that their husbands have all been killed. They had committed them to God and continue to trust that God is faithful and knows what He is doing despite their grief. From the author, Cause and effect are in God's hands. Is it not the part of faith simply to let them rest there? God is God. I dethrone Him in my heart if I demand that He acts in ways that satisfy my idea of justice. There is unbelief, there is even rebellion, in the attitude that says, 'God has no right to do this to five men unless....The women recognised that God allowed the terrible tragedy to unfold. They stood by the decision of their men when questions were asked as to why they had gone into Auca territory in the first place; the men had sincerely believed it was the will of God. Events that took place afterwards reveal aspects of God's bigger plan, but that's contained in other books, so I won't spoil it for you! Eternity alone will tell how many souls were saved as a result of the sacrifice of these men either through hearing about the story or through people responding to the missionary call. There are many spiritual lessons in this book that can be applied directly. I recommend that all Christians read this. Then, instead of just saying, "Wow, that's inspirational", or "What a sad story", take up the torch and follow wherever Jesus is leading you.This book is clean: Free of bad language and sexual content. There is violence due to the subject matter but it isn't sensationalised.

  • Misha
    2018-12-16 09:09

    I rate this book 5 stars for the story itself, the writing is actually more like 4 stars at best. This book has really made me think. I find myself in moments of silence returning back to the story and the messages one can draw away from it. The book was about 5 American missionaries who were murdered by the hands of those they were striving to teach and convert to Christianity. Some of the thoughts that came to mind when reading this book were, what makes a man so completely devoted to his faith? To his God? To give up everything and live solely for one purpose, to bring souls unto Christ? How does that change, that conviction come that completely alters every perception, every decision and supercede every desire? For me, these thoughts helped me reflect in my own life how I could be more dedicated in my faith and give me the courage to speak up more and become a better missionary. At a few parts I did have to wonder though, where does the line of common sense and God's will cross? I felt like the 5 men were a little rash and perhaps a little too hasty with wanting to teach the Gospel to a group of people called the Aucas, a group that was pretty much only known for their killings of white men (and other Indians in the area) and primitive living. Why would they risk so much for something that could wait a bit longer? Each of them were married and some had children. Once again it goes back to that desire the 5 men had to bring the Gospel to every man. They fervently believed this was their mission and had received that peace believing this was what they needed to do. This story shows how sometimes our decisions which many seem illogical at the moment, may serve a greater purpose and have far reaching consequences not anticipated. By these 5 men dying, countless other lives were affected and touched. I think it stated that just 5 years later, the sister of one of the men who was killed was living with that same group of people. She was able to continue the missionary work that was started and converted many. In fact, one of the martyred men's sons came back to be baptized in the same river and by the same man who killed his father, incredible I know! Even though I thought it was crazy that these 5 men put themselves in harm's way, their death actually converted far more and opened the door wider than if they would have lived. So very interesting. Here are two quotes I really liked:"When life's flight is over, and we unload our cargo at the other end, the fellow who got rid of unnecessary weight will have the most valuable cargo to present the Lord.""When it comes time to die, make sure that all you have to do is die." It is a thought provoking book and reflection upon one's own conversion and faith.

  • Eleasa
    2018-12-16 14:10

    The powerful and "cut-to-the-heart" challenging account written by the widow of one of the 5 young missionaries who gave up their earthly lives with the death-defying intention of reaching the Auca Indians in Ecuador for the sake of their Sovereign God and His Gospel. I am profoundly impacted by their testimony, as I am by the events following this book: Elisabeth, widow of Jim Elliot, and Rachel Saint, the sister of another one of the her martyrs Nate, remained in Ecuador in their work amongst the people groups, and 2 years later went to live amongst the same Aucas who had murdered their loved ones to teach them the Bible's message of grace in their language.5 stars for the story, 4 stars for the writing - got lost in the details of the preparations & it could have done with some editing.This section below was the most compelling to me:"The other wives and I talked together one night about the possibility of becoming widows. What would we do? God gave us peace of heart, and confidence that whatever might happen, His Word would hold. We knew that 'when He Putteth forth His sheep, He goeth before them.' God's leading was unmistakable up to this point. Each of us knew when we married our husbands that there would never be any question about who came first -- God and His work held held first place in each life. It was the condition of true discipleship; it became devastatingly meaningful now.It was a time for soul-searching, a time for counting the possible cost. Was it the thrill of adventure that drew our husbands on? No. Their letters and journals make it abundantly clear that these men did not go out as some men go out to shoot a lion or climb a mountain. Their compulsion was from a different source. Each had made a personal transaction with God, recognising that he belonged to God, first of all by creation, and secondly by redemption through the death of His Son, Jesus Christ. This double claim on his life settled once and for all the question of allegiance. It was not a matter of striving to follow the example of a great Teacher. To conform to the perfect life of Jesus was impossible for a human being. To these men, Jesus Christ was God, and had actually taken upon Himself human form, in order that He might die, and, by His death, provide not only escape from the punishment which their sin merited, but also a new kind of life, eternal both in length and in quality. This meant simply that Christ was to be obeyed, and more than that, He would provide the power to obey."

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    2018-12-06 06:05

    This story impacted me as a child, and then Wycliffe did a musical based on the story that made me consider becoming a Bible translator for a while. I've read this at least five times, but not in 12 years.

  • Rachel
    2018-11-27 07:18

    I gave this a 4 star rating not because the writing was amazing (it was dry/slow at times) but more because the faith and daily living of these men (and their wives) was truly amazing. They gave all and really lived out what the Bible speaks.

  • Heather
    2018-11-17 09:59

    My first time reading this entirely through. I think I'd read it all in bits and pieces previously. It's a classic, must-read for anyone wanting to stoke the flame of gospel missions in their heart. Five men in 1956 gave their lives willingly for the hope of bringing salvation to the feared (though deeply loved) Auca Indians in Ecuador. Written Elisabeth Elliot, newly widowed wife of Jim Elliot, the reader comes to know each missionary couple personally through their journals and recollections. As Elisabeth concludes in her epilogue, "God is God. He does as he pleases. Our privilege is to obey Him". Wow. I highly recommend making time in your life to read this book.

  • Allison Anderson Armstrong
    2018-11-21 10:16

    Though the message is powerful, this book felt almost too cursory. Maybe she goes into more bibliographic detail in another book, but I wanted more to the story! I am amazed by the missionaries resolve, even amidst doubt, depression, and little results. I can't believe the peace the five wives experienced and the joy God gave them after the death of their husbands. Oh to be so grounded in spiritual truths that even the most debilitating tragedies can be met with such faith!

  • Renee
    2018-12-05 11:05

    I’ve been re-reading Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot along with my junior high English class, and TGOS is also the May selection for Julia’s Heroes of the Faith Book Club at Dark Glass Ponderings.This book tells the story of five young missionaries who accomplished what every Christian aspires to—they lived and died for Christ. However, their brief time on earth and the way God took them home have left an indelible impact on generations of Christians.In 1956 Nate Saint, Jim Elliot, Ed McCully, Pete Fleming, and Roger Youderian lost their lives in an attempt to bring the Gospel to the Woadani or Auca tribe of Ecuador. There is so much that could be said about these brave men and their wives. Today I’d like to focus on one lesson the book brought home to me.The story of these five men reminds me how perfectly God matches a life path to each personality He creates. When I was young, it seemed like Christians who dedicated their lives to Christ were immediately forced to go to some faraway outpost or jungle setting where they had to give up civilized life in order to be holy. I feared that a life of service might mean the same for me and balked at the idea. Nate, Jim, Ed, Pete, Roger, and their wives are a good reminder of what I eventually learned about God’s leading in our lives. God’s purpose is uniquely suited to each of us. He wants us to be happy and fulfilled doing what He created us to do. Since God is the one who made us, who knows better what will please us?He tells us this again and again. We just need to trust His Word . . . “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~Jeremiah 29:11~ “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will [shape] the desires of your heart.” ~Psalm 37:4~ “For you created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” ~Psalm 139:13&16~The missionaries in this book chose the jungle and enjoyed everyday life among the simple people there. They were pioneers at heart and loved rough, outdoor adventures. Even the actual film footage of their last days—when the five men were camping out on the beach—features them joking, laughing, singing.And the photos and film of the men’s first meeting with the Auca people show how exuberant they were to have finally made contact. The guys did not consider their lives to be filled with sacrifice. In the jungles of Ecuador, they felt they were fulfilling their purpose.Through Gates of Splendor not only relates the details of the men’s jungle adventures, it also shares excerpts from the letters and diaries that reveal their hearts. As I read their hopes, dreams, doubts, and fears in their own words, I realized they were exactly where they wanted to be doing exactly what they’d dreamed of doing.Each of the guys had been raised in homes that taught their children how to have personal relationships with Jesus Christ. Their parents read and discussed Scripture with them, brought them to church, showed by example how to live for Christ each day, and encouraged their children to discover God’s purpose for themselves. Most of the men and women involved in this story had felt God calling them to be missionaries since they were very young. So the Lord had been getting them ready to go to the Aucas for their entire lives.What's your purpose? How have you seen God direct in your life to keep you on the path He planned for you?

  • Tarissa
    2018-11-21 11:01

    "Through Gates of Splendor" tells the bittersweet story of five missionaries. Five, who came together with the common mission of spreading the gospel. Five, who sacrificed everything they had on earth, in hopes of bringing someone new to God. The story is put down on paper by Elisabeth Elliot, the wife of one of those missionaries, who scoured the men's letters and journals after their death, to piece together the journey in its entirety.Jim Elliot felt a stirring in his heart which led him to the natives of Ecuador. There, scores of tribes who had never heard of God, inhabited the jungles. It seemed like the place to go if one was to reach out to someone new, even though other missionaries had tried and fatally failed. This didn't stop Jim from carrying out his purpose. He knew that his own life and other lives from anyone who joined him on this trip would be endangered by the flighty warriors they were planning to convert. His own words show that he was willing to offer everything he could: "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."Also joining "Operation Auca" was Nate Saint, airplane pilot. He already was performing his own works for the ministry, by his routine rounds of flying his yellow airplane around Ecuador, delivering food and supplies to the inhabited stations in the area. His service to Jim Elliot's expedition made everything work together. Without an airplane to fly over the dense jungles, it would take days to go far on foot.One of my favorite descriptions comes from Nate Saint's notes, after the men had dropped a gift to the natives from the airplane: "In a sense we had delivered the first Gospel-message-by-sign-language to a people who were a quarter of a mile away vertically, fifty miles horizontally, and continents and wide seas away psychologically."In addition to Jim Elliot and Nate Saint, three other men played their part of that 1956 expedition: Pete Fleming, Ed McCully, and Roger Youderian. These five worked together for months while they tried to make friends with the Auca people. Even then, it wasn't only those five men, but in fact, the five wives and all their young children who lived in Ecuador at the home bases and stations, adding their own helpful components to the mission work.Some think that a person becomes an inspiration to the world when they die trying to do a most honorable thing. But I've found that the inspiration comes from the grueling effort put into such a weighty project, and never turning back to debate whether you should really finish it or not.After the mission came to an end, the fruit of the men's work was seen. Their accomplishments turned up through the voices of people they had touched. To quote from an Indian they converted, who prays in simple earnest: "Send some more messengers, and give the Aucas, instead of fierce hearts, soft hearts. Stick their hearts, Lord, as with a lance. They stuck our friends, but You can stick them with Your Word, so that they will listen, and believe."This is one of those books I'll remember for a lifetime.

  • Keri
    2018-12-14 14:05

    Let me start by saying that I would have probably given this a 4 star if the writing had been better edited. It was a little hard to follow at times. Having said that this was fascinating. It is a very religious/Christian book and I knew that going in. The subject just really intrigued me. What would make someone give up their comfortable lives in the US to move to a very remote jungle in a foreign land where the language was virtually unknown to even those living in the country. I couldn't understand having that kind of faith in any god, especially knowing you were going to minister to a very savage group of people. This story is inspiring and heartbreaking. I learned a lot about the minds of missionaries and the dedication they have. I am not well versed in scripture so maybe that made the read more challenging since it contained a lot of it but it also read easy in some parts thanks to many diary entries. The ending shocked me in a few times but I really wanted more information. I know how the story ended but it ended to quickly and in too few details but they were fascinating details for sure. Very happy I read this! I would love to have a friend read it so we could talk about it!

  • Amber
    2018-11-17 12:56

    I had to read this last year in eighth grade. While reading the book I thought it was the worst thing in the world. It bored me to death, but probably most likely because I am young. It got to the point where I had to get it on audio book, and I don't like audio books, but we thought I might understand it better if I could both hear and see the words.I still didn't finish the book. I often fell asleep in the middle of listening to it, and didn't exactly do my homework when I was supposed to read x amount of chapters a day. But once we actually broke down the situation and story line, the whole scheme of things was tragic but interesting. I still didn't like the book, but it earned its second star for the over all story, and its third star for a very interesting documentary about it. Although the documentary doesn't really have anything to do with the actual book, it does tell the initial story in under thirty minutes and has footage as well.Personally, as a youth, I would recommend the documentary. But what's new? Watching the movie on a book for school is what I do best. :P

  • Lorrie
    2018-12-05 12:04

    This is the story of 5 missionaries who were martyred in the jungles of Ecuador in 1956 by a group of native Indians called the Aucas. The story is written by Elisabeth Elliot, wife of one of the missionaries killed, Jim Elliot. I don't think I could ever have the level of faith these men did. In the Epilogue, Elisabeth notes that a few of the Indians who had killed these men converted to Christianity several years later. It was then that they discovered the men were killed out of fear that they were cannibals. Much of the story is taken directly from the diaries kept by the missionaries. Their desire and efforts to reach this tribe, whose members were living as if still in the Stone Age, made for a very touching and inspirational read.He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose. - Jim Elliot

  • Dkovlak
    2018-12-02 12:18

    Excellent true story. 5 men risked, and finally gave, their lives to bring the message of God's salvation to a small group of primitively Ecuadorian Indians. Each man was gifted in a number of areas, but gave up their worldly talents to spread the Gospel. Subsequent to their deaths, their wives, and other Christian organizations continued to witness to these people. In several years, many became "God believers." As a result, hundreds of people over the years have become believers. The wives, although they made a great sacrifice, are all pleased to see how Christianity has spread in this tribe. The nice thing about the book is that the author updates the reader on the status of the wives and families 20 years later, through the use of an Epilogue.

  • Susan
    2018-11-20 11:50

    True story of 5 male missionaries who were murdered by indigenous people in Ecquador in the fifties. The author is the wife of one of the murdered men. I have a vague recollection of hearing or reading or seeing a TV special about this incident and these people, so when I found this book in an RV park library, I snagged it. It's a good story that would have been better told by someone else. I read this on the heels of reading Annie Dillard's "The Living" and I found myself comparing the pioneers of the Pacific Northwest forests and the Ecquadorian missionaries......both groups were heartbreakingly brave in their zealotry, stupid, and downright quirky.

  • Leandro Guimarães
    2018-11-24 09:56

    Better than I expected. While I was indeed longing for a good, old-style missionary story, this was more realistic than most, quite matter-of-fact indeed, without showing the missionaries as heroes as some others do. And the 1996 epilogue II is a wonderful summing up and evaluation, echoing Job and glorifying God much more than I expected, transcending the mere results of the witness of the martyrs in the evangelisation work.

  • Nathanael
    2018-12-05 13:56

    A very inspiring story.I was particularly encouraged by Roger who when through 'a dark night of the soul' and thought he was a failure of a missionary. Yet God used him to amazing effect, not just to reach the Auca Indians, but to inspire people across the whole world!

  • Olivia
    2018-11-26 11:02

    An amazing account of the ministry of the five men that were killed by Auca indians in 1956. Inspiring and hard to put down. Although it is hard to understand why these men died, many people gave their lives to missionary work and were inspired by these men's testimonies.

  • Ed Choy
    2018-11-18 10:02

    One powerful book that God used to influence my perspectives on dating and ministry. Read while in college. A true classic!

  • Aliyah
    2018-12-08 14:17

    Wow. I don’t know what to say. The story of theses 5 missionaries (and their wives) is incredible. All of them were completely and utterly devoted to Jesus, and the way they lived and died is proof of that. I already knew the story pretty well, but reading it in Elizabeth Elliot’s words and the words of the others (through journal entries) gave it a more personal and weighty feeling. The five men were obedient to God’s calling on their lives and so attentive to God’s leading. It was amazing to see how God wove each individual’s story together with the others and how, despite their weakness and the hardships they endured, the men remained faithful to their Savior unto death. Some would say their lives were wasted, but they were not. They succeeded in opening the door to reaching the Aucas with the gospel, and their deaths resulted in many coming to know Jesus and inspired millions all over the world to reach others with the gospel. The ending of this book was so, so powerful. It is unbelievable how the widows responded with such trust in God when they found out their husbands had been killed. “And once more, ancient words from the Book of Books came to mind, ‘All this has come upon us, yet we have not forgotten thee...Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way.’”- Elizabeth Elliot“God gave me this verse two days ago, Psalm 48:14, ‘For God is our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even unto death.’ As I came face to face with the news of Roj’s death, my heart filled with praise. He was worthy of his home-going.” - Barbara Youderian Man, what an amazing God we have who enables us to respond like that in the face of such seeming tragedy! I definitely recommend this book! It was sobering and yet awe-inspiring to read what God did through those five men. The cry of my heart after reading this is that God would use me however he chooses to reach others with the glorious gospel! Here are some of the words from the hymn the men sung before setting off on the mission that ended in their deaths for the sake of the gospel. I think they sum up well the attitude of trust that marked the lives of the five martyrs:‘We rest on Thee, our Shield and our DefenderThine is the battle, Thine shall be the praiseWhen passing through the gates of pearly splendourVictors, we rest with Thee through endless days’

  • Amanda
    2018-12-02 06:18

    The fire and passion of these five men was evident from their introduction until they breathed their last and continues to blaze bright even today. It’s amazing how they cast “self” aside and gladly spent themselves to preach the beautiful name of Christ at any cost. That is love in its purest form – a love that loves first, even when unrequited. These men had the Lord’s heart beating inside them. They saw with His eyes, heard with His ears, reached out His hands and went with His feet. I was deeply convicted by the passionate zeal, gentle patience and unconditional love for the lost these men and their families had. I believe this was mentioned in the book, but it bears repeating, they were a people who could not be content while others remained in darkness. I want that kind of heart, that oneness with Jesus, because it was only HIM that gave them the strength and grace they needed to accomplish what He set before them. When the call went out for someone to send, each rose up and cried, “Here am I, Lord, send me.” Each man brought something different to their field but each had a servants heart and an unquenchable fire burning inside to be busy about their Father’s business. “Through Gates of Splendor” was a powerful read and you cannot help but walk away from it with a sense of urgency to reach the lost and a bit of the fire these five and their families possessed. They knew men could not live by bread alone, so they lived out God’s Word for them. They knew what their cross was and picked it up daily, following their Saviour down the deadly, dangerous jungle trails, shining the Light into the darkness. They were flesh and blood made mighty heroes of the faith through the Spirit of God, and their incredible testimonies continue to bless and inspire us today to give what we cannot keep, to gain what we cannot lose.

  • Sue
    2018-12-08 07:13

    Jim Elliot, Ed McCully, Pete Fleming, Roger Youderian, and Nate Saint were working as missionaries in Ecuador in the early 1950's. Through a series of events, the five came together to make contact with the savage Auca Indians. They made contact in January 1956 and lost their lives as a result a couple days later. Well written...keeps the story moving along. I often felt that I was right there in Ecuador with the group. Truly these five men were sold out completely for the Lord. Giving their lives in service that a people group might hear the Gospel is what drove them on, not knowing that it would be a literal giving of their lives. It was Jim Elliot who said, several years before going to Ecuador: He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.

  • Sarah
    2018-12-13 14:17

    Elisabeth Elliot writes the story of how her husband and four other men put bringing the Good News of Jesus to a remote tribe as their top priority. She uses excerpts from the men's journals and includes some of her own experiences. The men are brutally killed by the very people they were trying most to love. It is a true story that reveals the character of people who put serving the Lord even above their own lives.

  • Faith Spinks
    2018-12-02 13:04

    A fascinating read about the 5 missionaries who in 1956 travelled into the Ecuadorian jungle to reach the Auca tribe. A tribe known for it's willingness to kill. Since the title includes in the description "The five missionary martyrs of Ecuador" the ending shouldn't take you by surprise.I would have liked more of the 'since that time' details added in at the end. But a good read which really challenges our understanding of what it means to really trust God and obey no matter the cost.

  • Gerald Curtis
    2018-11-21 08:17

    This was a very interesting story of five missionaries and their wives who worked with various tribes in Ecuador, until they were all killed. It gave great insights, not only into what kind of people they were to volunteer to do that, but what it was like to meet and learn to get along with various primitive cultures. I never want to go into the jungles to meet primitives, even stone age people, but I quite enjoyed the vicarious experience.

  • Don
    2018-11-25 07:05

    Splashed across the cover the cover of Life magazine in the 1950's was the story of the tragic deaths of 5 young missionaries at the hands of the very people they were trying to reach - the Auca Indians in South America. Years later, the wives of these young missionaries reached the very people who killed their husbands. 17 editions later, this classic work remains a story of love, forgiveness and hope.

  • Jake
    2018-11-26 10:05

    A remarkably simple collection if stories about a community of missionaries who are simultaneously amazing and ordinary. There were several parts of this book I did not enjoy, though this was largely due to the conviction I feel over how petty so many of my desires are.

  • Mellie
    2018-12-11 10:16

    The story of Mrs. Elliot Gren's first husband, Jim, and the other missionaries who were murdered by Indians in Ecuador.

  • Emily
    2018-11-15 06:12

    I give up. I read 90 pages and never got into it.

  • April
    2018-11-27 12:04

    This is an inspiring story. I found the writing a little disjointed given that it's taken from many diaries and writings of others. I am glad I read it.

  • James Wethington
    2018-11-19 13:01

    Great stories of Jim Elliot and the four Christian missionaries serving in Ecuador in the 1950's. Through they died young, their memory and work with the Aucas tribe lives on.