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In The Shadow of the Almighty

In the Shadow of the Almighty was written by Elisabeth Elliot about her husband Jim Elliot. I just finished reading it today and was greatly moved by the life that Jim Elliot lived. He was wholly devoted to God. He was born in Portland, OR and then he went to Ecuador as a  missionary. Jim began working with the Aucas from the plane with four other men. But they were attacked and killed. They gave themselves to spread the gospel of Christ.

It was a very good book. It was very eye-opening and moving to think about Jim Elliot who said in his college years, "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." He said that when he was in college and he did give up everything to gain what could not be lost. He also said in a letter to his sister, "The saint that goes forward on his knees will not retreat." This book includes many excerpts from letters and his journal. 

I highly recommend this book and give this book a five out of five stars. 

Comments

Payton said…
I have this book but haven't read it yet...this makes me want to though! :)
Carissa Rose said…
You should SO read it :D
Anonymous said…
Carissa~ I've been really interested in this book for a while now, but we don't own it; so I'm thinking about asking to borrow it from a friend of mine, and I think this has really motivated me to do that soon. :) ~Rosie (GMOV)

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