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The Vision Forum, Inc / 2012 / Hardcover
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The story of the death of Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, and two co-missionaries at the hands of Waodani/Auca men, and the choice of Elisabeth Elliot and Rachel Saint to return as missionaries to the same people, has been one of the most enduring and powerful stories in modern-day American Christianity.
This children's book tells of little Valerie Elliot--nicknamed "Pilipinoto," or "butterfly--and her childhood among the Waodani. Filled with beautiful illustrations depicting eating strange food and stories of living with people in a different culture, Pilipinoto's Happiness compares her early life to things which "we civilized people" as readers wouldn't do. Showing God's providence and grace throughout Valerie's life, children will be encouraged to trust in God's sovereignty and care. 55 pages, hardcover with dust jacket.
Pilipinto's Happiness by Valerie Shepherd (the only daughter of the martyred missionary, Jim Elliot, and his wife, Elisabeth) is a very unique and interesting read. Though written for children, it is eye-opening for adults to read about a missionary child's everyday life in the Amazon. Set in a remote tropical location, the author tells how she spent two years of her childhood with her mother living among an unreached people group. Her mother's purpose in living there was to learn the language of the people and to share the Gospel in that language.
It is amazing to imagine the faith Elisabeth Elliot had to live with the tribe who murdered her husband, Jim Elliot! Not only did she have faith enough to trust God to keep her safe, but she trusted God to keep her little 3-year old safe (Valerie Shepherd). Shepherd recounts her days of simple childhood joys in the jungle, where toys were knives and animals, where food consisted of bugs and rodents, and where home was a simple blanket under a thatched roof. I cannot even imagine how her mother kept her clean! Her life was so different than what we experience today in America.
I feel blessed to have read this bookit is a good one. It is about keeping up the faith, calling us back to simplicity, and remembering that God is good. - Jennifer Joneleit, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
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