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  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Service Publications Ltd; 40th Anniversary ed edition (30 Sep 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569550034
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569550038
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,570,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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WHEN THEY FIRST heard that savage Indians known as Aucas had killed five American missionaries in the jungles of South America in 1956, many people asked, "Are there still such savages living today?" Read the first page
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kali on 23 Feb 2007
Format: Paperback
I am not a Christian but I was surprisingly touched by the faith of this woman who went to live with the Indian tribe who had killed her husband in the late 1950s.

Considering that this book was penned more than thirty years ago it has aged very well. It is superbly written with beautiful photos, many of them taken by the author herself.

With her then small daughter in tow Elisabeth Eliot kept her faith in an ecologically hostile environment, living with people whose language she barely spoke, and whose way of life was as violent as it was beautiful.

I was amazed at how Elisabeth's small daughter Valerie adapted to life in the Amazon Jungle, so much in fact that she preferred the local cuisine to her mother's cooking; she also grasped the complicated language of the Indians far quicker than her mother, and in all probability could have been absorbed into the tribe if her mother had not been there.

Amazingly The Savage My Kinsman is not a condescending book about the conversation of Savages to Christianity which is what you would expect from such a book. Instead tt deals with the subject of God with simplistic honesty; this is a book about a woman, her faith and her desire to continue her dead husband's missionary work.

I liked the book very much, and I am glad that even after thirty years it is still in print. If you want a plain read with no frills or flowers, just beautiful photos and straight-forward narrative, then this is the book is worth buying.
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I have read the above book, and was prompted to do so after reading the tragic story of "Through Gates of Splendour" when the young men were murdered. This book continues with the story of the wife of one of these young men.
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59 of 59 people found the following review helpful
Touching, inspiring, heart rending 22 Jan 2000
By Kali - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I am not a Christian but I was touched by the faith of this woman who went to live with the Indian tribe who had killed her husband in the late 1950s. Considering that this book was penned more than thirty years ago it has aged well. It is superbly written with beautiful photos, many of them taken by the author herself. With her small daughter in tow Elisabeth Eliot kept her faith in an ecologically hostile environment, living with people whose language she barely spoke, and whose way of life was as violent as it was beautiful. I was amazed at how Elisabeth's small daughter Valerie adapted to life in the Amazon Jungle, so much in fact that she preferred the local cuisine to her mother's cooking; she also grasped the complicated language of the Indians far quicker than her mother, and in all probability could have been absorbed into the tribe if her mother had not been there. The Savage My Kinsman is not a condescending book about the conversation of Savages to Christianity. It deals with the subject of God with simplistic honesty; this is a book about a woman, her faith and her desire to continue her dead husband's missionary work. I liked the book very much, and I am glad that even after thirty years it is still in print. If you want a plain read with no frills or flowers, just beautiful photos and straight-forward narrative, then this is the book is worth buying.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
A story of deep faith 14 Aug 2005
By Winfield Scott - Published on Amazon.com
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The author tells a story of great faith. After her husband and four others were killed by natives, she determined that she could get closure only by living with those natives. Her story is interesting and shows deep faith and a deep commitment to spread the word of Christ.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
The Love of Elizabeth Elliott 28 Mar 2006
By Allice Carlson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I read the book entitled "Through Gates of Splendor", and was anxious to read "My Kinsman My Reedemer". The book was fascinating and well written. A great tribute to Christian Missionaries and to those of us who want to serve the Lord Jesus Christ.
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Incredible Story of Sacrifice 16 Jan 2006
By Aspen Reader - Published on Amazon.com
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Elisabeth Elliot is an unbelievably self-sacrificing woman. For her to live amongst the people that murdered her husband, and to live as humbly as she did, is truly amazing. Her book is a must-read for anyone contemplating missions work, as they will find that being a missionary probably will impact them more than it will the people they are serving!
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Super! 11 Jun 2000
By Ella C. Fanning - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book changed my life from the time I was five years old in 1967. It still continues to guide my steps today. Had the privilege of meeting Auca Indians in 1971 in Chattanooga, TN, along with the great Elisabeth Elliot.I am looking for the first publication of this book. It is a very large hardback book. Approximate publication would be 1960. Any information would be appreciated. In Christ, Ella
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