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Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: B&H Books
Publication Date: 2019
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 X 0.52 (inches)|
Their paths to Gods purpose led them together.
Many know the heroic story of Jim Elliots violent death in 1956, killed along with four other missionaries by a primitive Ecuadorian tribe they were seeking to reach. Many also know the prolific legacy of Elisabeth Elliot, whose inspiring influence on generations of believers through print, broadcast, and personal testimony continues to resonate, even after her own death in 2015.
What many dont know is the remarkable story of how these two stalwart personalitiessingle-mindedly devoted to pursuing Gods will for their young lives, certain their future callings would require them to sacrifice forever the blessings of marriagefound their hearts intertwined. Their paths to Gods purpose led them together.
Now, for the first time, their only childdaughter Valerie Elliot Shepardunseals never-before-published letters and private journals that capture in first-person intimacy the attraction, struggle, drama, and devotion that became a most unlikely love story.
Riveting for old and young alike, this moving account of their personal lives shines as a gold mine of lived-out truth, hard-fought purity, and an insiders view on two beloved Christian figures.
Valerie Elliot Shepard was only ten months old in January 1956 when her father, Jim Elliot, was killed, and then spent her childhood through age eight in Ecuador alongside her mother. A graduate of Wheaton College, Valerie and her husband, Walt, are the parents of eight children. She is also the author of a childrens book (Pilipintos Happiness) containing memories of her Amazon upbringing.