“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” ~ Jim Elliot
If you are not very familiar with Jim Eliot and his wife, Elisabeth Elliot, I thought I would post some resources for you. Pick a book to read or a video to watch and be encouraged about how God works through tragedies. Better yet, read both books and watch both videos!
Shadow of the Almighty, is Elisabeth Elliot’s excellent biography of Jim as he was determined to follow God with all his heart.
A must-read for Christians, Elisabeth Elliot’s Through Gates of Splendor, is the account of five missionaries’ outreach to the Auca Indians (or Huaorani) of Ecuador, a tribe feared by all the neighboring tribes. You will be challenged by Jim Elliot and his fellow missionaries. The world was rocked by the news of their death in 1956 at the hand of the Aucas… but God reached out to this tribe through the love and forgiveness of the missionaries’ families.
The film, Beyond the Gates of Splendor, is a good documentary on what happened. Click here to look at the trailer or to watch the entire film.
For an excellent twist on the events, End of the Spear is filmed from the perspective of the Indians. Click here to look at the trailer or to watch the entire film. The ending of the film is incredible!
If you have already read the books or seen the movies, tell us what you thought of them.