The Blood of the Martyrs is the Seed of the Church

Written by Dave Baker on . Posted in Local

ee235In January of 1956 my parents were at an evening church service when the pastor announcedEcuador. The missionaries and their families were part of Operation Acua, a mission to reach a savage tribe of indigenous people. The killings later became the subject of a feature article in Life magazine. That article did much to bring attention to missions and to advance the cause of overseas missions. Elisabeth Elliot, the wife of one of the young men that was killed, emerged as one of the more high profile members of the group. Through the Gates of Splendor, a book written by Elisabeth Elliot, gave a detailed account of the work the group did. It came out in 1957 and over time became one of the most important Christian books ever written.  Elisabeth would go on to write many more books, including Shadow of the Almighty, a biography on the life of her husband Jim.

Throughout her life Elisabeth was influenced by the life and work of Amy Carmichael. As a young woman Elisabeth was enrolled in a school with a headmistress who often quoted Amy Carmichael. Elisabeth started asking about her, so the headmistress gave Elisabeth some of Amy’s books. Elisabeth would go on to write two books on Amy Carmichael. The most noteworthy is A Chance to Die.

Elisabeth also had a newsletter and much of the content from that newsletter was compiled into a book, Keep a Quiet Heart. Two of her books, Passion and Purity and Quest for Love, were written to address some of the issues faced by young people. Taking Flight: Wisdom for your Journey is a short book to help students and graduates discern God’s will for their lives. No Graven Image is her only work of fiction. 

Below is a list of books written by Elisabeth Elliot.
  • Through Gates of Splendor
  • Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot 
  • These Strange Ashes
  • Quest for Love
  • The Savage My Kinsman
  • Furnace of the Lord: Reflections on the Redemption of The Holy City
  • Twelve Baskets of Crumbs
  • Let Me Be a Woman
  • The Journals of Jim Elliot
  • Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under God's Control
  • Discipline: The Glad Surrender
  • Love Has a Price Tag
  • The Mark of a Man
  • Keep a Quiet Heart
  • A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael
  • Path Through Suffering: Discovering the Relationship Between God's Mercy and Our Pain
  • The Path of Loneliness: Finding Your Way Through the Wilderness to God 
  • No Graven Image
  • Secure in the Everlasting Arms
  • The Music of His Promises: Listening to God with Love, Trust, and Obedience
  • The Shaping of a Christian Family
  • God's Guidance: A Slow and Certain Light 
  • Taking Flight: Wisdom for Your Journey
  • Be Still My Soul
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