"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.
Author: Elisabeth Elliot
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"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.
Through Gates of Splendor has since become a classic , one that has inspired
hundreds of thousands of people . This new edition of the book offers fresh
information about subsequent developments in Ecuador and in the lives of the
Author: Elisabeth Elliot
Publisher: Tyndale House Pub
Documents the lives of missionaries who sought to convert the Huao Indians of Ecuador.
THROUGH GATES OF SPLENDOR; 2003; 35 minutes; ASIN: 3000JWRD5E.
BEYOND THE GATES OF SPLENDOR, Steve Saint; 2005; 96 minutes; DVD
ASIN: B0009XT8A6. THE JIM ELLIOT STORY (The Torchlighters Heroes of the
Author: Robert Lloyd Russell
Publisher: Xulon Press
Background In early 1956 Christian missionaries Roger Youderian, Nate Saint, Pete Fleming, Ed McCully, and Jim Elliot lost their lives on "Palm Beach" on the banks of the Curaray River in a steamy jungle in Ecuador. They were brutally killed by an unreached tribe they had worked long and hard to reach with God's love. Many thousands of individuals have come to know Christ in a personal and living way and thousands of others have altered the direction of their lives as a result of the shocking massacre and the many articles and books written about it. Even the Auca Indians who thrust those fatal spears have seen a significant portion of their number come to know Jesus Christ. Content This unique book contains transcripts of four messages given by Jim Elliot before leaving for the mission field. The first two messages are hard-hitting straightforward talks to seventh and eighth-grade students. The first is about "Spiritual Desire" including its nature and how to increase it. The second discusses "The Effects of Sin in a Christian." The third message, entitled "Peter," is an exposition of 1 Peter 1:3. The fourth, "God's Prophet," traces the concept and role of a prophet with the primary focus being Jesus Christ, the Father's ultimate Prophet. Robert Lloyd Russell grew up in the same local church as Jim Elliot and was a friend of the Elliot family for many years. Jim was one of his childhood Sunday School teachers and there was a period of several weeks when Russell and his parents and siblings lived with the Elliots in their home. One of Jim's brothers, "Dr. Bob," officiated at Mr. Russell's wedding.
The book, Through Gates of Splendor, was an immediate best seller and has
remained in print for more than half a century. A firsthand account, it became the
authoritative version of the lives and deaths of the five Ecuador missionaries and
Author: Darren Dochuk
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
No living scholar has shaped the study of American religious history more profoundly than George M. Marsden. His work spans U.S. intellectual, cultural, and religious history from the seventeenth through the twenty-first centuries. This collection of essays uses the career of George M. Marsden and the remarkable breadth of his scholarship to measure current trends in the historical study of American evangelical Protestantism and to encourage fresh scholarly investigation of this faith tradition as it has developed between the eighteenth century and the present. Moving through five sections, each centered around one of Marsden’s major books and the time period it represents, the volume explores different methodologies and approaches to the history of evangelicalism and American religion. Besides assessing Marsden’s illustrious works on their own terms, this collection’s contributors isolate several key themes as deserving of fresh, rigorous, and extensive examination. Through their close investigation of these particular themes, they expand the range of characters and communities, issues and ideas, and contingencies that can and should be accounted for in our historical texts. Marsden’s timeless scholarship thus serves as a launchpad for new directions in our rendering of the American religious past.
As a kid, I learned the lesson of “Love Wins” through Elisabeth Elliot's book, Through Gates of Splendor (New York: Harper, 1957; repr. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale
House, 1996). The movie documentary bears the title Beyond the Gates of Splendor ...
Author: Leonard Sweet
Publisher: David C Cook
More than 50 years ago scientists made a remarkable discovery, proclaiming, "We have found the secret of life ... and it's so pretty!" The secret was the discovery that life is helixical, two strands wound around a single axis—what most of us know today as the model for DNA. Over the course of his ministry, author Leonard Sweet has discovered that this divine design also informs God's blueprint for the church. In this seminal work, he shares the woven strands that form the church: missional, relational, and incarnational. Sweet declares that this secret is not just pretty, but beautiful. In fact, So Beautiful! Using the poignant life of John Newton as a touchstone, Sweet calls for the re-union of these three essential, complementary strands of the Christian life. Far from a novel idea, Sweet shows how this structure is God's original intent, and shares the simply beautiful design for His church.
None of those books has had a greater impact on my confidence in the power of
the gospel than my old, worn copy of Elisabeth Elliot's Through Gates of Splendor
. It's the powerful and inspiring story of five men who followed God's call to take ...
Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Sooner or later, we all become disillusioned with this fallen world as we encounter life's difficulties. But Christians have hope, a promise from God: "Behold, I make all things new!"-Revelation 21:5. Authors Steven Curtis Chapman and Scotty Smith explore this bold proclamation of God's commitment to redeem and restore all things through His Son, Jesus Christ. They also reveal the important role Christians play in this redemptive process.
In her 1996 epilogue to Through Gates of Splendor, the account of the
missionaries' deaths, she challenged both the secular and traditional religious
views of God and suffering as simplistic and naïve.  The Reason for
Author: Timothy Keller
New York Times bestselling author of The Prodigal Prophet Timothy Keller—whose books have sold millions of copies to both religious and secular readers—explores one of the most difficult questions we must answer in our lives: Why is there pain and suffering? Walking with God through Pain and Suffering is the definitive Christian book on why bad things happen and how we should respond to them. The question of why there is pain and suffering in the world has confounded every generation; yet there has not been a major book from a Christian perspective exploring why they exist for many years. The two classics in this area are When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner, which was published more than thirty years ago, and C. S. Lewis’s The Problem of Pain, published more than seventy years ago. The great secular book on the subject, Elisabeth Ku¨bler-Ross’s On Death and Dying, was first published in 1969. It’s time for a new understanding and perspective, and who better to tackle this complex subject than Timothy Keller? As the pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, Timothy Keller is known for the unique insights he shares, and his series of books has guided countless readers in their spiritual journeys. Walking with God through Pain and Suffering will bring a much-needed, fresh viewpoint on this important issue.
See Elisabeth Elliott, Through Gates of Splendor, 1956/2005. Tyndale. 7 From
the personal journal of Jim Elliott, October 28, 1949, cited in Through Gates of Splendor. However, sitting trembling on that rock by the surging torrent, xxiii.
Author: John D Wilson
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In this deeply compelling and sensitively written memoir, John Wilson draws the reader into other worlds, some of them exotic, beautiful and full of extraordinary drama. In this book you will encounter hidden valleys, ancient cultures, tribal warriors, heroic feats and the exhilaration and horror encountered when life is lived on the edge. Ultimately, however, the reader is drawn into the inner world of self-doubt, demons from the past and the longing for a significant life that marks the lives of all men and women. It is a story of beauty, unfolding throughout its pages the redemption and grace that waits on the other side of hardship. “[In Other Worlds is] compelling, well-written, vastly entertaining, and inspiring ... a fascinating look into worlds I would never have the chance to experience otherwise.” —Anne M. Crawford, author and editor. “As John candidly admits, he faced his own inner struggle against doubts that kept taunting, ‘You are not adequate for this. You are in over your head. Give it up and go back to Scotland.’ Believe me, this is the kind of story where reading recaptures experience.” —Don Richardson, author “In Other Worlds is a well-written, ‘can’t-put-down’ read that will challenge all you previously thought about missionary biographies.” —David Marfleet, former special forces and missionary pilot.
My life seemed as far removed from the book of Acts as from Elisabeth Elliot's Through Gates of Splendor. I could not get to the kernel of Christian commitment,
so my Christian life was haunted by Suffering and the Christian 83 guilt. But the ...
Author: John White
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
According to White, the cost of following Jesus is not cheap. The cost is substantial, but the benefits, rewards, and joys that come with a commitment to Him are well worth it.