Winner in the History/Biography category of Christianity Today's 2024 Book Awards
An In-Depth Biography on the Life and Work of Missionary Elisabeth Elliot
Elisabeth Elliot (1926–2015) is one of the most widely known Christians of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. After the death of her husband, Jim, and four other missionaries at the hands of Waorani tribesmen in Ecuador, Elliot famously returned to live among the same people who had killed her husband. Her legacy, however, extends far beyond these events. In the years that followed, Elliot became a prolific writer and speaker, touching the lives of countless people around the world.
In this single-volume biography, Lucy S. R. Austen takes readers on an in-depth journey through the life of Elisabeth Elliot—her birth to missionary parents, her courtship and marriage to Jim Elliot, her missions work in Ecuador, and her private life and public work after she returned to the United States. Through Elliot’s example of love for God and obedience to his commands, readers will ponder what it means to follow Jesus.
Single-Volume Biography on Elisabeth Elliot: Author Lucy S. R. Austen explores Elliot’s professional articles, books, and radio programs, as well as personal scrapbooks, journals, and letters
Engaging: Tells the complex and moving life story of one of the most well-known Christian missionaries
A Great Resource for Students: Thoroughly researched book provides information about Elliot beyond her work with the Waorani people and her first husband’s death
Table of Contents
Preface Prologue: To a Watching World
Part 1: 1926–1952 Chapter 1: Elisabeth Howard the Great Chapter 2: Be, Not Seem Chapter 3: For Christ and His Kingdom Chapter 4: Red Mud and Hoar Frost
Part 2: 1952–1963 Chapter 5: In a Different Time, in a Different Place Chapter 6: Through the Waters Chapter 7: An Alien, a Stranger Chapter 8: Where Is Rehoboth?
Part 3: 1963–2015 Chapter 9: The Will of God Is Not a Tightrope Chapter 10: Woman Was Made for Man Chapter 11: On All Sides
Epilogue: Much We Do Not Know Acknowledgments Chronological Bibliography of Books by Elisabeth Elliot Selected Bibliography Notes General Index Scripture Index