Through Gates of Splendor

by Elisabeth Elliot

Paperback, 1981


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J 92 El


Tyndale Momentum (1981), Edition: 25th anniversary ed, 274 pages


Through Gates of Splendor is the true story of five young missionaries who were savagely killed while trying to establish communication with the Auca Indians of Ecuador. The story is told through the eyes of Elisabeth Elliot, the wife of one of the young men who was killed.

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LibraryThing member lmathews
My favorite leisurely read. If you want to read a book where you are captivated and you can't put it down, read "Through Gates of Splendor"! This book brought me to tears as I read about the price 5 men paid in order to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a group of savage Indians.....their
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LibraryThing member taterzngravy
This is a classic of stories about missions that takes place in Ecuador in 1956.
LibraryThing member seoulful
A moving account of five men with a passion to bring the Gospel to a primitive, unreached tribe in Ecuador and were speared to death as they attempted to make contact. The story is told by Elisabeth Eliot, widow of one of the men who with her little girl went herself a few years later into the
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jungle to live with this same tribe, the Aucas, now called the Waorani. Elisabeth Eliot in later years went on to write many books and become a well known speaker.
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LibraryThing member vnovak
In 1955, 5 young missionaries who were working with other tribes in Ecuador decided to try to reach out to the Auca, a tribe with a deadly reputation. They gradually earned their trust by dropping gifts and pictures by plane. Their first contact with 3 Aucas seemed friendly, but later, all the
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missionaries were found dead. Some of the wives continued the ministry, and eventually some of the Auca became Christians.
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LibraryThing member OCMCCP
The unforgettable true story of five men who braved Auca lances. This edition includes a follow-up chapter that will give readers a unique perspective.
LibraryThing member xuebi
Through Gates of Splendour tells the story of five American missionaries to Ecuador to evangelise the Auca (or Huaorani) people. The Huaorani during the time of the missionaries' visit in the 1950s were locked in a violent blood-feud against their own clan members and outsiders, yet the five
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missionaries were steadfast in reaching this previously un-contactable tribe. Yet as it is already known, the missionaries' friendly overtures were met with violence and the five were killed.

Written by the widow of Jim Elliot, Through Gates of Splendour tells of unconditional love and obedience to God, and the importance of evangelisation and how important these are to the Christian no matter where they are. The book also continues the story of the Huaorani tribe and later missionaries' efforts to evangelise them. This edition also contains an excerpt from End of the Spear, written by Nate Saint's son who tells of his return to the jungle and to the tribe who killed his father.

Through Gates of Splendour is still a powerful and poignant work of Christian literature and still has the power to move, inspire, and encourage Christians today.
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LibraryThing member OCMCCP
Five men entered the jungle in search of a savage tribe . . . and never returned.

In January 1956, a tragic story flooded headlines around the world. Five men, spurred by a passion to share the good news of Jesus Christ, ventured deep into the jungles of Ecuador. Their goal: to make contact with an
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isolated tribe whose previous response to the outside world had been to attack all strangers.

At an agreed-upon time, their five young wives sat by their radios, waiting for a message that never came. . . .

"Through Gates of Splendor, " the story of Nate Saint, Roger Youderian, Ed McCully, Pete Fleming, and Jim Elliot, was first recorded in 1956 by Jim's widow, Elisabeth. Decades later, its story of unconditional love and complete obedience to God still inspires new readers. This edition contains subsequent developments in the lives of the families and the Waodani tribe.

"Through Gates of Splendor, " Elisabeth Elliot's first book, has become the best-selling and most powerful missionary story of the twentieth century. Elliot has gone on to become a popular speaker and the author of several books and a host of magazine articles.

Read about the continuing story of the Waodani and the missionaries' families: This edition includes two preview chapters from "End of the Spear, " the new book by Steve Saint (Nate Saint's son), about his return to the jungle and the people who took his father's life. This story is now a major motion picture.
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274 p.; 4.2 inches


0842371516 / 9780842371513
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