Gates of Splendor Hardcover – 1 Feb 1996
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From the Back Cover
In 1956, five young men traveled deep into the jungles of Ecuador to establish communication with the fierce and isolated Waorani tribe. In a nearby village, their wives huddled around a radio receiver, eagerly awaiting news of the historic encounter. The news they received sent shock waves around the world and changed their lives forever. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Elisabeth Elliot (born 1926) is a Christian author and evangelist. Her first husband, Jim Elliot, was killed in 1956 while attempting to make missionary contact with the Huaroni of eastern Ecuador. She later spent two years as a missionary to the tribe members who killed her husband. Returning to the United States after many years in South America, she became widely known as the author of over twenty books and as a speaker in constant demand. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I read this a few years ago when I was 17, at a time when God was challenging me in how I should live my life - and formed part of a turning point for me. Here were 5 guys, committed to using their various gifts to serve God, and who were totally unafraid to risk all for His glory. It's an amazing story that anybody should read! Especially if you feel that God's leading you to serve him maybe overseas...
It recounts the lives of 5 missionaries up until they were to lose them to Auca Indians on a beach in Equador at a young age. Jim Elliot, husband of the author, has his story told in more depth in 'Shadow of the Almighty'.
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose"
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Highly recommended for home-schoolers, teenagers and today's youth in need of heroes.
Often we label books like these as being too graphic and descriptive for children, but I would like to suggest that allowing our young people to read of these accounts will do wonders for the church. Nate Saint, Jim Elliot their compatriots, and family are heroes to modern Christendom, and therefore should be offered to our children as such. Our children will lead the body of Christ in the years to come and they should be inspired by men and women of faith and courage. Give your child a "hero" that cared about nothing more than spreading the truth of Jesus Christ.
The Fate of the Yellow Woodbee may be a suitable introduction for your pre adolescent child. It is written by Dave and Neta Jackson and published by Bethany House. As always read these books to determine whether or not they are appropriate for your child.
"I seek not a long life but a full one, like you, Lord Jesus"- Jim Elliot