Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Alan and I both just finished reading the book "Through Gates of Splendor" by Elisabeth Elliott this afternoon. We both started this book just a couple of days ago. It is the story of the authors husband "Jim" and four other missionary men that were working to reach the Auca Indians in Ecuador. These five men lost their lives in the first attempts to make contact with them.

If you read at all this book is a must. I must say it has reminded me of how slack and worldly we really are, especially me. (Boy, are we spoiled) The widows were not angry, upset,nor did they think it was unfair what they and their families experienced. Instead they knew that God was in control and they were happy with knowing God had it in HIS hands and not theirs. They continued the work of their husbands which was Christ's great commission "Go ye therefore and teach all nations" and were able to reach the Auca Indians in Ecuador. These 5 families knew their bible and knew the author of the Bible and they lived it.

I would like to read more books about Christian Heroes of the past. Which ones would you recommend?

In,With,Through Christ


chadandnikki said...

Wow. Is this a real book or is it on your Kindle? If it's real I wanna read.

Joan Carr said...

Its a real book that we read on our kindle. Worth getting and reading