Thursday, August 23, 2007

Book Recommendations and Author Review

Elisabeth Elliot is a missionary who spent some years among the Huaorani people in Ecuador and is a well-known Christian author and speaker. Her first husband, Jim Elliot, was one of five men who made initial contact with the Huaorani on January 6, 1956. Two days later Huaorani returned and killed the five men. Several years later, Elliot went to the Huaorani with Rachel Saint, sister of Nate Saint, another of the five, and learned the language with the help of Dayuma, a Huaorani woman who had spent some time among the Quechuas. The Waoranis called her Gikari (Woodpecker).

Elisabeth Elliot is my favorite author and she may be yours too.I love the way she writes, she doesn't sugar coat anything but tells the truth. She offers wisdom gained from her own experiences and life along with important spiritual truths.If you haven't read any of her books, here are a couple I recommend.

Let Me Be A Woman
Elisabeth really puts into perspective what being a woman means according to God’s plan for us and also a refreshing view on what it means to be a married woman and our respective place. I loved this book! It is the antidote to the feminist way of thinking. ;)

Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under Christ's Control
Can love be both passionate and pure? Elisabeth and Jim Elliot's relationship shows it can! A passionate love story with great insights. Especially encouraging for those who know who they want to marry but have a long wait until they get there!
Quest For Love: True Stories of Passion and Purity
An "afterward" of sorts to Passion and Purity... Filled with lots of insight, and story after story of passion and purity! One of the best books I’ve ever read on the subject of love between a man and a woman and how to let God be in control of our “love life”. It doesn’t offer pat solutions but causes one to really think and approach relationships God’s way.

Other great books by Elisabeth Elliot:
* Taking Flight: Wisdom for Your Journey
* Through Gates of Splendor
* Keep a Quiet Heart* Discipline: The Glad Surrender
* A Lamp For My Feet
* No Graven Image
* The Mark of a Man
* The Journals of Jim Elliot* Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot


Laura H said...

Thankyou for your post! I really like Elizabeth Elliot. I like the movie, End of the Spear. I really like it, alot! I like Passion and Purity, and Gates of Splendor!

Thankyou again for sharing!

Laura H.

Anonymous said...

You are welcome. I haven't seen the movie but I would like to someday. Also there is one other movie that was made quite some time ago, maybe it was Gates of Splendor?

Laura H said...

Yes, but I haven't see that one yet! It is hard to find at the video rental place!

Laura H