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  • Title: Through Gates of Splendor
  • Author: Elisabeth Elliot
  • ISBN: 9780842371520
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Paperback

  • 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.
    Elisabeth Elliot
    From the Author s Web Site My parents were missionaries in Belgium where I was born When I was a few months old, we came to the U.S and lived in Germantown, not far from Philadelphia, where my father became an editor of the Sunday School Times Some of my contemporaries may remember the publication which was used by hundreds of churches for their weekly unified Sunday School teaching materials Our family continued to live in Philadelphia and then in New Jersey until I left home to attend Wheaton College By that time, the family had increased to four brothers and one sister My studies in classical Greek would one day enable me to work in the area of unwritten languages to develop a form of writing A year after I went to Ecuador, Jim Elliot, whom I had met at Wheaton, also entered tribal areas with the Quichua Indians In nineteen fifty three we were married in the city of Quito and continued our work together Jim had always hoped to have the opportunity to enter the territory of an unreached tribe The Aucas were in that category a fierce group whom no one had succeeded in meeting without being killed After the discovery of their whereabouts, Jim and four other missionaries entered Auca territory After a friendly contact with three of the tribe, they were speared to death Our daughter Valerie was 10 months old when Jim was killed I continued working with the Quichua Indians when, through a remarkable providence, I met two Auca women who lived with me for one year They were the key to my going in to live with the tribe that had killed the five missionaries I remained there for two years After having worked for two years with the Aucas, I returned to the Quichua work and remained there until 1963 when Valerie and I returned to the U.S.Since then, my life has been one of writing and speaking It also included, in 1969, a marriage to Addison Leitch, professor of theology at Gordon Conwell Seminary in Massachusetts He died in 1973 After his death I had two lodgers in my home One of them married my daughter, the other one, Lars Gren, married me Since then we have worked together.


    Commentaires:

    Natalie Vellacott
    This is probably one of the most famous missionary stories in the world.Five men, sold out for God, entered the dangerous territory of the Auca tribe in Ecuador in the 1950's to try and reach them with the Gospel. They never returned. Their bodies were found a few days later on a beach. Elisabeth Elliot, the wife of Jim, collated their journals and filled in the gaps with first-hand knowledge. What struck me most forcefully was the wholehearted commitment of every one of these men to give up eve [...]

    Misha
    I rate this book 5 stars for the story itself, the writing is actually more like 4 stars at best. This book has really made me think. I find myself in moments of silence returning back to the story and the messages one can draw away from it. The book was about 5 American missionaries who were murdered by the hands of those they were striving to teach and convert to Christianity. Some of the thoughts that came to mind when reading this book were, what makes a man so completely devoted to his fait [...]

    Eleasa
    The powerful and "cut-to-the-heart" challenging account written by the widow of one of the 5 young missionaries who gave up their earthly lives with the death-defying intention of reaching the Auca Indians in Ecuador for the sake of their Sovereign God and His Gospel. I am profoundly impacted by their testimony, as I am by the events following this book: Elisabeth, widow of Jim Elliot, and Rachel Saint, the sister of another one of the her martyrs Nate, remained in Ecuador in their work amongst [...]

    Jenny (Reading Envy)
    This story impacted me as a child, and then Wycliffe did a musical based on the story that made me consider becoming a Bible translator for a while. I've read this at least five times, but not in 12 years.

    Rachel
    I gave this a 4 star rating not because the writing was amazing (it was dry/slow at times) but more because the faith and daily living of these men (and their wives) was truly amazing. They gave all and really lived out what the Bible speaks.

    Heather
    My first time reading this entirely through. I think I'd read it all in bits and pieces previously. It's a classic, must-read for anyone wanting to stoke the flame of gospel missions in their heart. Five men in 1956 gave their lives willingly for the hope of bringing salvation to the feared (though deeply loved) Auca Indians in Ecuador. Written Elisabeth Elliot, newly widowed wife of Jim Elliot, the reader comes to know each missionary couple personally through their journals and recollections. [...]

    Allison Anderson Armstrong
    Though the message is powerful, this book felt almost too cursory. Maybe she goes into more bibliographic detail in another book, but I wanted more to the story! I am amazed by the missionaries resolve, even amidst doubt, depression, and little results. I can't believe the peace the five wives experienced and the joy God gave them after the death of their husbands. Oh to be so grounded in spiritual truths that even the most debilitating tragedies can be met with such faith!

    Renee
    I’ve been re-reading Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot along with my junior high English class, and TGOS is also the May selection for Julia’s Heroes of the Faith Book Club at Dark Glass Ponderings.This book tells the story of five young missionaries who accomplished what every Christian aspires to—they lived and died for Christ. However, their brief time on earth and the way God took them home have left an indelible impact on generations of Christians.In 1956 Nate Saint, Jim E [...]

    Tarissa
    "Through Gates of Splendor" tells the bittersweet story of five missionaries. Five, who came together with the common mission of spreading the gospel. Five, who sacrificed everything they had on earth, in hopes of bringing someone new to God. The story is put down on paper by Elisabeth Elliot, the wife of one of those missionaries, who scoured the men's letters and journals after their death, to piece together the journey in its entirety.Jim Elliot felt a stirring in his heart which led him to t [...]

    Keri
    Let me start by saying that I would have probably given this a 4 star if the writing had been better edited. It was a little hard to follow at times. Having said that this was fascinating. It is a very religious/Christian book and I knew that going in. The subject just really intrigued me. What would make someone give up their comfortable lives in the US to move to a very remote jungle in a foreign land where the language was virtually unknown to even those living in the country. I couldn't unde [...]

    Amber
    I had to read this last year in eighth grade. While reading the book I thought it was the worst thing in the world. It bored me to death, but probably most likely because I am young. It got to the point where I had to get it on audio book, and I don't like audio books, but we thought I might understand it better if I could both hear and see the words.I still didn't finish the book. I often fell asleep in the middle of listening to it, and didn't exactly do my homework when I was supposed to read [...]

    Lorrie
    This is the story of 5 missionaries who were martyred in the jungles of Ecuador in 1956 by a group of native Indians called the Aucas. The story is written by Elisabeth Elliot, wife of one of the missionaries killed, Jim Elliot. I don't think I could ever have the level of faith these men did. In the Epilogue, Elisabeth notes that a few of the Indians who had killed these men converted to Christianity several years later. It was then that they discovered the men were killed out of fear that they [...]

    Dkovlak
    Excellent true story. 5 men risked, and finally gave, their lives to bring the message of God's salvation to a small group of primitively Ecuadorian Indians. Each man was gifted in a number of areas, but gave up their worldly talents to spread the Gospel. Subsequent to their deaths, their wives, and other Christian organizations continued to witness to these people. In several years, many became "God believers." As a result, hundreds of people over the years have become believers. The wives, alt [...]

    Susan
    True story of 5 male missionaries who were murdered by indigenous people in Ecquador in the fifties. The author is the wife of one of the murdered men. I have a vague recollection of hearing or reading or seeing a TV special about this incident and these people, so when I found this book in an RV park library, I snagged it. It's a good story that would have been better told by someone else. I read this on the heels of reading Annie Dillard's "The Living" and I found myself comparing the pioneers [...]

    Leandro Guimarães
    Better than I expected. While I was indeed longing for a good, old-style missionary story, this was more realistic than most, quite matter-of-fact indeed, without showing the missionaries as heroes as some others do. And the 1996 epilogue II is a wonderful summing up and evaluation, echoing Job and glorifying God much more than I expected, transcending the mere results of the witness of the martyrs in the evangelisation work.

    Nathanael
    A very inspiring story.I was particularly encouraged by Roger who when through 'a dark night of the soul' and thought he was a failure of a missionary. Yet God used him to amazing effect, not just to reach the Auca Indians, but to inspire people across the whole world!

    Olivia
    An amazing account of the ministry of the five men that were killed by Auca indians in 1956. Inspiring and hard to put down. Although it is hard to understand why these men died, many people gave their lives to missionary work and were inspired by these men's testimonies.

    Ed Choy
    One powerful book that God used to influence my perspectives on dating and ministry. Read while in college. A true classic!

    Aliyah
    Wow. I don’t know what to say. The story of theses 5 missionaries (and their wives) is incredible. All of them were completely and utterly devoted to Jesus, and the way they lived and died is proof of that. I already knew the story pretty well, but reading it in Elizabeth Elliot’s words and the words of the others (through journal entries) gave it a more personal and weighty feeling. The five men were obedient to God’s calling on their lives and so attentive to God’s leading. It was amaz [...]

    Amanda
    The fire and passion of these five men was evident from their introduction until they breathed their last and continues to blaze bright even today. It’s amazing how they cast “self” aside and gladly spent themselves to preach the beautiful name of Christ at any cost. That is love in its purest form – a love that loves first, even when unrequited. These men had the Lord’s heart beating inside them. They saw with His eyes, heard with His ears, reached out His hands and went with His feet [...]

    Sue
    Jim Elliot, Ed McCully, Pete Fleming, Roger Youderian, and Nate Saint were working as missionaries in Ecuador in the early 1950's. Through a series of events, the five came together to make contact with the savage Auca Indians. They made contact in January 1956 and lost their lives as a result a couple days later. Well writteneps the story moving along. I often felt that I was right there in Ecuador with the group. Truly these five men were sold out completely for the Lord. Giving their lives in [...]

    Sarah
    Elisabeth Elliot writes the story of how her husband and four other men put bringing the Good News of Jesus to a remote tribe as their top priority. She uses excerpts from the men's journals and includes some of her own experiences. The men are brutally killed by the very people they were trying most to love. It is a true story that reveals the character of people who put serving the Lord even above their own lives.

    Faith Spinks
    A fascinating read about the 5 missionaries who in 1956 travelled into the Ecuadorian jungle to reach the Auca tribe. A tribe known for it's willingness to kill. Since the title includes in the description "The five missionary martyrs of Ecuador" the ending shouldn't take you by surprise.I would have liked more of the 'since that time' details added in at the end. But a good read which really challenges our understanding of what it means to really trust God and obey no matter the cost.

    Gerald Curtis
    This was a very interesting story of five missionaries and their wives who worked with various tribes in Ecuador, until they were all killed. It gave great insights, not only into what kind of people they were to volunteer to do that, but what it was like to meet and learn to get along with various primitive cultures. I never want to go into the jungles to meet primitives, even stone age people, but I quite enjoyed the vicarious experience.

    Don
    Splashed across the cover the cover of Life magazine in the 1950's was the story of the tragic deaths of 5 young missionaries at the hands of the very people they were trying to reach - the Auca Indians in South America. Years later, the wives of these young missionaries reached the very people who killed their husbands. 17 editions later, this classic work remains a story of love, forgiveness and hope.

    Jake
    A remarkably simple collection if stories about a community of missionaries who are simultaneously amazing and ordinary. There were several parts of this book I did not enjoy, though this was largely due to the conviction I feel over how petty so many of my desires are.

    Mellie
    The story of Mrs. Elliot Gren's first husband, Jim, and the other missionaries who were murdered by Indians in Ecuador.

    Emily
    I give up. I read 90 pages and never got into it.

    April
    This is an inspiring story. I found the writing a little disjointed given that it's taken from many diaries and writings of others. I am glad I read it.

    James Wethington
    Great stories of Jim Elliot and the four Christian missionaries serving in Ecuador in the 1950's. Through they died young, their memory and work with the Aucas tribe lives on.

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