Item description for On Asking God Why: And Other Reflections on Trusting God in a Twisted World by Elisabeth Elliot...
Overview Reflections that view complex issues in light of God's plans and purposes.
Publishers Description God does many things we do not understand. When faced with suffering, sickness, death, and confusion, most people can ask only one question: why? Elisabeth Elliot, one of the outstanding women of present-day Christianity, knows too well this feeling of uncertainty. But she also knows that God will answer. Now releasing with a fresh cover, "On Asking God Why "is a perceptive collection of Elisabeth Elliot's own meditations that confront the many issues we must deal with in our daily lives, from the ordinary occurrence of another birthday to serious topics like funerals, abortion, and divorce. With great insight and candor, Elliot reminds readers that we can overcome our fears when we decide to question God, because in Him we can find every answer we need.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2006
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0800731247 ISBN13 9780800731243
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More About Elisabeth Elliot
ELISABETH ELLIOT, well-known author and speaker, is the author of The Music of His Promises, Keep a Quiet Heart and dozens of other books. She and her husband, Lars Gren, live in Massachusetts.
In The Author's Own Words...
My parents were missionaries in Belgium where I was born. When I was a few months old, we came to the U.S. and lived in Germantown, not far from Philadelphia, where my father became an editor of the Sunday School Times. Some of my contemporaries may remember the publication which was used by hundreds of churches for their weekly unified Sunday School teaching materials.
Our family continued to live in Philadelphia and then in New Jersey until I left home to attend Wheaton College. By that time, the family had increased to four brothers and one sister. My studies in classical Greek would one day enable me to work in the area of unwritten languages to develop a form of writing.
A year after I went to Ecuador, Jim Elliot, whom I had met at Wheaton, also entered tribal areas with the Quichua Indians. In nineteen fifty three we were married in the city of Quito and continued our work together. Jim had always hoped to have the opportunity to enter the territory of an unreached tribe. The Aucas were in that category -- a fierce group whom no one had succeeded in meeting without being killed. After the discovery of their whereabouts, Jim and four other missionaries entered Auca territory. After a friendly contact with three of the tribe, they were speared to death.
Our daughter Valerie was 10 months old when Jim was killed. I continued working with the Quichua Indians when, through a remarkable providence, I met two Auca women who lived with me for one year. They were the key to my going in to live with the tribe that had killed the five missionaries. I remained there for two years.
After having worked for two years with the Aucas, I returned to the Quichua work and remained there until 1963 when Valerie and I returned to the U.S.
Since then, my life has been one of writing and speaking. It also included, in 1969, a marriage to Addison Leitch, professor of theology at Gordon Conwell Seminary in Massachusetts. He died in 1973. After his death I had two lodgers in my home. One of them married my daughter, the other one, Lars Gren, married me. Since then we have worked together.
Elisabeth Elliot currently resides in Magnolia, in the state of Massachusetts.
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Reviews - What do customers think about On Asking God Why: And Other Reflections on Trusting God in a Twisted World?
Disappointed Apr 18, 2006
I have read nearly everything written by Elisabeth Elliot and have loved all of it, but this book is not nearly up to par with her usual work. I kept thinking it would get better later in the book, but it has been a disaster the whole way through. The title and subtitle are completely misleading as to the topic of the book. It would be better titled Elisabeth Elliots opinion on political issues. It does not deal directly with issues of faith, does not often make reference to the Bible, contradicts her stance on issues in her other works, and overall has a condescending tone and pessimisitic attitude. My beliefs are completely in line with conservative Southern Christian values, but this book is over the top harping on issues none of which refer to asking God why or trusting God. I am completely disappointed in Ms.Elliot. Would highly recommend any of her other works, but buyer beware on this one!!