Compelling: "Made for the Journey" By Elisabeth Elliot

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about the book....

In this deeply personal account of her first year as a missionary, Elisabeth Elliot shares the challenges she faced as she worked in the jungles of Ecuador to bring the Word of God to a people virtually untouched by the outside world. With fascinating detail, she captures the stark realities of life in the jungle, the difficulties she encountered while developing a written language for the tribe, and her confusion when God didn't "cooperate" with her efforts to accomplish what she believed was His will.

More than just a memoir, Made for the Journey is a beautifully crafted and deeply personal reflection on the important questions of life and a remarkable testimony to authentic Christian obedience to an unfathomable God.

my review....

Written with candid honesty, humour, and a gentle wisdom, "Made for the Journey" offers readers a compelling look at Elliot's first year of serving as a missionary. I knew of Elisabeth Elliot's many successes over the course of her life and of course the fate of her first husband, but I had never before encountered this glimpse of how her missionary journey began. I greatly appreciated her willingness to share her doubts and her struggles, and the painful lessons that God taught her as she sought to be obedient to where he was calling her. I found such encouragement in reading of her journey, because we can all wrestle at times with our calling in life, examining whether we are fulfilling our purpose or really making a difference for Jesus. "Made for the Journey" reminds me that God uses us perhaps because of our imperfections, that it is his power that is made perfect in our weakness and that success from God's perspective often looks so very different than we may expect. Elliot writes very well and in an engaging manner, and I am certain that despite the passage of time since this was written, it will appeal to people just as much as when the book was first released. I am so thankful that God gave her the humility to share of her past with such openness, for there is much to learn between the covers of this book!

Deeply convicting and inspirational, it is clear to me why Elizabeth Elliot's memoir has been republished for a new generation to discover. Her courage and her faith in following where God led her will long remain on my mind. I award this book a solid 4 out of 5 stars.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

about the author....

Elisabeth Elliot
Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015) was one of the most perceptive and popular Christian writers of the last century. The author of more than twenty books, including Passion and Purity and The Journals of Jim Elliot, Elliot offered guidance and encouragement to millions of readers worldwide.

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