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ISBN: 0842371524

ISBN13: 9780842371520

Through Gates of Splendor

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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.

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Brimming with Enthusiasm, Inspirational and Poignant

Elisabeth Elliot masterfully journals the account of the 5 young missionaries enthusiastic outreach for Indian tribes in Ecuador, starting with their calling and arrival in Ecuador, working with the Quichas and some more accessible tribes and drawn to the bringing of the Gospel to the Auca, a tribe feared by all of their neighbors as lurking killers whose custom is to spy and ambush all outsiders. The men, with hearts burdened for the Auca, sought to befriend them and give them the Gospel. The account leaves no doubt that these men and their wives were led by the Lord and even though the outcome was not what was hoped for, Mrs. Elliott's book is inspirational in the enthusiasm that these dedicated servants of the Lord went about to reach the Auca, as well as the widows' total reliance on their relationship with Jesus Christ after the men were killed to continue in their ministries to serve and bring the Gospel to the Ecuadorian Indians.Highly recommended for home-schoolers, teenagers and today's youth in need of heroes.

Through Gates of Splendor

... This book completely changed my focus on missions and missiology. Elizabeth Elliot uses diaries, notes,and her own memories to walk you step by step through the lives of those 5 men who were martyred on a sandy beach in Ecuador. Throughout the book, my tension mounted as I followed Jim Elliot as he first learned of the Aucas' existence, and then felt and followed God's irresistible call through the jungles toward them. His passion and desire to see God glorified through the spreading of His word was empathetically and amazingly expressed through this book. These men understood that there was no such thing as a closed tribe or people group and they went fearlessly into the unknown. This book is focused on God and on what came from the murder of five of His servants. I wept while reading this book. It changed my view of serving God and it will certainly challenge yours!
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