Through Gates of Splendor

Through Gates of Splendor
Author: Elisabeth Elliot
Pages: 273
ISBN: 0842371524
Available:
Release: 1986-02
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Documents the lives of missionaries who sought to convert the Huao Indians of Ecuador.

Through Gates of Splendor

Through Gates of Splendor
Author: Elisabeth Elliot
Pages: 208
ISBN: OCLC:500637366
Available:
Release: 1957
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Through Gates of Splendor

Through Gates of Splendor
Author: Elisabeth Elliot
Pages: 191
ISBN: OCLC:315071861
Available:
Release: 1957
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Through Gates of Splendor

Through Gates of Splendor
Author: Elisabeth Elliot
Pages: 277
ISBN: 9781598564693
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Hendrickson Publishers
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"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."--The publisher.

End of the Spear

End of the Spear
Author: Steve Saint
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1414341539
Available:
Release: 2010-09-30
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

2005 ECPA Retailer's Choice Award winner for best biography/autobiography! Steve Saint was five years old when his father, missionary pilot Nate Saint, was speared to death by a primitive Ecuadorian tribe. In adulthood, Steve, having left Ecuador for a successful business career in the United States, never imagined making the jungle his home again. But when that same tribe asks him to help them, Steve, his wife, and their teenage children move back to the jungle. There, Steve learns long-buried secrets about his father's murder, confronts difficult choices, and finds himself caught between two worlds. Soon to be a major motion picture (January 2006), End of the Spear brilliantly chronicles the continuing story that first captured the world's attention in the bestselling book, Through Gates of Splendor.

Shadow of the Almighty

Shadow of the Almighty
Author: Elisabeth Elliot
Pages: 351
ISBN: 9781598562491
Available:
Release: 2008
Editor: Hendrickson Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shadow of the Almightyis a modern classic story of faithfulness, obedience, and martyrdom. It is the best-selling account of the martyrdom of Jim Elliot and four other missionaries at the hands of the Huaorani Indians in Ecuador. Shadow of the Almightyhas inspired Christians since its first publication in 1958. Elisabeth Elliot makes full use of Jim's revealing diaries to fill in the details of a life completely committed to God's service. This story was reintroduced to today's audiences in 2006 thanks to the release of the film, End of the Spear, which tells for the first time the killings from the perspective of the Huaorani.

Fleabrain Loves Franny

Fleabrain Loves Franny
Author: Joanne Rocklin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781613126943
Available:
Release: 2015-08-11
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This gem of a novel takes place in Pittsburgh in 1952. Franny Katzenback, while recovering from polio, reads and falls in love with the brand-new book Charlotte’s Web. Bored and lonely and yearning for a Charlotte of her own, Franny starts up a correspondence with an eloquent flea named Fleabrain who lives on her dog’s tail. While Franny struggles with physical therapy and feeling left out of her formerly active neighborhood life, Fleabrain is there to take her on adventures based on his extensive reading. It’s a touching, funny story set in the recent past, told with Rocklin’s signature wit and thoughtfulness. Awards Bank Street Children's Books "Best Books of the Year," Fiction Ages 9-12 Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Older Readers Praise for Fleabrain Loves Franny "Heartwarming and endlessly funny, Fleabrain Loves Franny will delight readers of all ages. Rocklin’s sharp wit and exuberant writing style are refreshing. This book is not to be missed." --VOYA "Franny—a compassionate, thoughtful and sympathetic protagonist—is believably erratic in her emotions and reflections on her illness and its effects on her previously carefree life." --Publishers Weekly "Rocklin perfectly captures the era of 1952 and creates a sympathetic, realistic character in Franny, who begins to accept her condition, rejoin her friends and even protest her school’s inaccessibility." --Kirkus Reviews "Comedic and philosophical, readers will find multiple levels to enjoy." --School Library Journal

Through Gates of Splendour

Through Gates of Splendour
Author: Elisabeth Elliot
Pages: 189
ISBN: 185078034X
Available:
Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Savage My Kinsman

The Savage My Kinsman
Author: Elisabeth Elliot
Pages: 159
ISBN: UVA:X000034767
Available:
Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Life among the Auca Indians of Ecuador, by the widow of a missionary previously killed by the natives.

Keep a Quiet Heart

Keep a Quiet Heart
Author: Elisabeth Elliot
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781493434589
Available:
Release: 2021-03-23
Editor: Revell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When life gets too busy, too impersonal, and too much to handle, it's time to turn to God for some peace and quiet. Keep a Quiet Heart is a unique collection of some of Elisabeth's best work from her newsletter. More than 100 short passages offer a bit of relief from everyday life as they point the reader toward the everlasting love and peace of God.

Epic An Around the World Journey through Christian History

Epic  An Around the World Journey through Christian History
Author: Tim Challies
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780310591719
Available:
Release: 2020-03-31
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

33 fascinating objects. 1 amazing story. Join author and pastor Tim Challies as he embarks on a three-year journey spanning multiple continents and some of the most unusual places in the world. Tim introduces you to thirty-three carefully selected objects that help you understand the long and complicated history of Christianity in a unique and creative way. Beginning with Jesus and the early church, Challies looks at: The importance of graffiti on an ancient jail cell The creedal significance of a carving on a museum statue The enduring importance of ancient manuscripts and books And much more! Along the way, you’ll discover the story you're already a part of. Epic features: An epic journey: 24 countries, 6 continents, 75 flights, 80 museums Beautiful full-color book design featuring the objects and Tim's journey The complete experience: a 10-episode documentary is also available, taking you on location and providing an immersive experience for understanding the history of Christianity "Together we will listen to these voices of the past tell us the epic story of what God has done and continues to do in our world today." - Tim Challies

The Journals of Jim Elliot

The Journals of Jim Elliot
Author: Elisabeth Elliot
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781493434541
Available:
Release: 2021-03-16
Editor: Revell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Jim Elliot was a missionary--and then a martyr at the hands of the Auca Indians to whom he was witnessing. At the age of 28, he left behind a young wife, a baby daughter, and an incredible legacy of faith. Jim's volumes of personal journals, written over many years, reveal the inner struggles and victories that he experienced before his untimely death. In The Journals of Jim Elliot, you'll come to know this intelligent and articulate man who yearns to know God's plan for his life, details his fascinating missions work, and reveals his love for Elisabeth--first as a single man, then as a happily married one. Edited by his widow, Jim's personal yet universal musings about faith, love, and work will show you how to apply the Bible to the situations you face every day. They will inspire you to lead a life of obedience, regardless of the cost, and delight you with an amazing story of courage and determination.

Let Me Be a Woman

Let Me Be a Woman
Author: Elisabeth Elliot
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781414328089
Available:
Release: 2013-10-18
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“In order to learn what it means to be a woman, we must start with the One who made her.” Working from Scripture, well-known speaker and author Elisabeth Elliot shares her observations and experiences in a number of essays on what it means to be a Christian woman, whether single, married, or widowed. Available in trade softcover and as a Living Book.

Five Wives

Five Wives
Author: Joan Thomas
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781443458559
Available:
Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

WINNER OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTION A GLOBE AND MAIL, CBC BOOKS, APPLE BOOKS, AND NOW TORONTO BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR In the tradition of The Poisonwood Bible and State of Wonder, a novel set in the rainforest of Ecuador about five women left behind when their missionary husbands are killed. Based on the shocking real-life events In 1956, a small group of evangelical Christian missionaries and their families journeyed to the rainforest in Ecuador intending to convert the Waorani, a people who had never had contact with the outside world. The plan was known as Operation Auca. After spending days dropping gifts from an aircraft, the five men in the party rashly entered the “intangible zone.” They were all killed, leaving their wives and children to fend for themselves. Five Wives is the fictionalized account of the real-life women who were left behind, and their struggles – with grief, with doubt, and with each other – as they continued to pursue their evangelical mission in the face of the explosion of fame that followed their husbands’ deaths. Five Wives is a riveting, often wrenching story of evangelism and its legacy, teeming with atmosphere and compelling characters and rich in emotional impact.

God in the Rainforest

God in the Rainforest
Author: Kathryn T. Long
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780190609009
Available:
Release: 2019-01-22
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In January of 1956, five young evangelical missionaries were speared to death by a band of the Waorani people in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Two years later, two missionary women--the widow of one of the slain men and the sister of another--with the help of a Wao woman were able to establish peaceful relations with the same people who had killed their loved ones. The highly publicized deaths of the five men and the subsequent efforts to Christianize the Waorani quickly became the defining missionary narrative for American evangelicals during the second half of the twentieth century. God in the Rainforest traces the formation of this story and shows how Protestant missionary work among the Waorani came to be one of the missions most celebrated by Evangelicals and most severely criticized by anthropologists and others who accused missionaries of destroying the indigenous culture. Kathryn T. Long offers a study of the complexities of world Christianity at the ground level for indigenous peoples and for missionaries, anthropologists, environmentalists, and other outsiders. For the first time, Long brings together these competing actors and agendas to reveal one example of an indigenous people caught in the cross-hairs of globalization.

These Strange Ashes

These Strange Ashes
Author: Elisabeth Elliot
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0800759958
Available:
Release: 2004-09-01
Editor: Revell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In her first year as a missionary to a small group of native women in the Ecuadorian jungle, Elisabeth Elliot faced physical and spiritual trials. In These Strange Ashes, Elliot captures the mysteries and stark realities surrounding the colorful and primitive world in which she ministered. More than just a recounting of her early days, this is a beautifully crafted and deeply personal reflection on the important questions of life and a remarkable testimony to an authentic Christian commitment.

A Natural History of Peace

A Natural History of Peace
Author: Thomas Gregor
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0826512801
Available:
Release: 1996
Editor: Vanderbilt University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A stimulating and innovative consideration of the concept, causes, and practice of peace in societies both ancient and modern, human and primate. We know a great deal about aggression, conflict, and war, but relatively little about peace, partially because it has been such a scarce phenomenon throughout history and in our own times. Peace is more than the absence of war. Peace requires special relationships, structures, and attitudes to promote and protect it. A Natural History of Peace provides the first broadly interdisciplinary examination of peace as viewed from the perspectives of social anthropology, primatology, archeology, psychology, political science, and economics. Among other notable features, this volume offers: a major theory concerning the evolution of peace and violence through human history; an in-depth comparative study of peaceful cultures with the goal of discovering what it is that makes them peaceful; one of the earliest reports of a new theory of the organization and collapse of ancient Maya civilization; a comparative examination of peace from the perspective of change, including the transition of one of the world's most violent societies to a relatively peaceful culture, and the decision-making process of terrorists who abandon violence; and a theory of political change that sees the conclusion of wars as uniquely creative periods in the evolution of peace among modern nations.

Thunder Over Kandahar

Thunder Over Kandahar
Author: Sharon E. Mckay
Pages: 16
ISBN: 9789380069470
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Om Books International
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“I wish with all my heart that you were in school. I love my country, Daughter, but here we have been robbed of our most precious gifts: thought and imagination. Only in an atmosphere of peace and security can artists, poets, and writers flourish. Without our artists and storytellers, we have no history, and without history our future is unmoored—we drift. It is art, never war, that carries culture forward.”

Passion and Purity

Passion and Purity
Author: Elisabeth Elliot
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781493434558
Available:
Release: 2021-03-16
Editor: Revell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In her classic book, Elisabeth Elliot candidly shares her love story with Jim Elliot through letters, diary entries, and memories. She is honest about the temptations, difficulties, victories, and sacrifices of two young people whose commitment to Christ took priority over their love for each other. These revealing personal glimpses, combined with relevant biblical teaching, will remind readers that only by putting their human passion and desire through His fire can God purify their love. In a culture obsessed with dating, sex, and intimacy, the need for Elliot's freeing message is greater than ever. This beautifully repackaged edition will appeal to today's young people.

Devotedly

Devotedly
Author: Valerie Shepard
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781433651571
Available:
Release: 2019-02-01
Editor: B&H Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Their paths to God’s purpose led them together. Many know the heroic story of Jim Elliot’s violent death in 1956, killed along with four other missionaries by a primitive Ecuadorian tribe they were seeking to reach. Many also know the prolific legacy of Elisabeth Elliot, whose inspiring influence on generations of believers through print, broadcast, and personal testimony continues to resonate, even after her own death in 2015. What many don’t know is the remarkable story of how these two stalwart personalities—single-mindedly devoted to pursuing God’s will for their young lives, certain their future callings would require them to sacrifice forever the blessings of marriage—found their hearts intertwined. Their paths to God’s purpose led them together. Now, for the first time, their only child—daughter Valerie Elliot Shepard—unseals never-before-published letters and private journals that capture in first-person intimacy the attraction, struggle, drama, and devotion that became a most unlikely love story. Riveting for old and young alike, this moving account of their personal lives shines as a gold mine of lived-out truth, hard-fought purity, and an insider’s view on two beloved Christian figures.