Item description for Secure in the Everlasting Arms by Elisabeth Elliot...
Overview Readers have a rich opportunity to join this former missionary as she recounts some of the amazing events of her life--including suffering through the deaths of two husbands and raising her daughter as a single parent--and her reliance on God.
Publishers Description Elisabeth Elliot is a woman set apart by the Spirit of God. Her voice has been a trusted source of godly wisdom and encouragement in our home for more than thirty years."--Dennis and Barbara Rainey, Family Life In a life filled with uncertainty, Elisabeth Elliot clings to the God who never leaves her side. Through the deaths of two husbands, a life of travel and danger, and the raising of her daughter as a single parent, God provided Elliot with a security that could not have come from relying on the world. Readers have a rich opportunity to join this former missionary as she recounts some of the amazing events of her life and her reliance on God.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2004
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0800759931 ISBN13 9780800759933
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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 Secure in the Everlasting Arms?
It's like having a personal mentor Jan 23, 2004
This book is an incredible resource for encouragement, wisdom, hope, and insight. My mother, a godly woman who has been my mentor through the years, gave it to me on my 40th birthday. She said that Elisabeth Elliot writes the deep truths she has learned over the years but in a way that she never could. If you want to be mentored by someone with a sweet spirit of grace and who has been through trials and triumphs than get this book. You will learn and be blessed in a way that few books can match. You'll want to buy one for all of your friends after you read it!
A must-have devotional book! Nov 15, 2002
I normally don't write reviews until I've completed the book. In this case, however, I'm so excited to recommend this book that I can't wait! In the Introduction, Elisabeth Elliot explains this book is a compilation of short articles that have appeared in her newsletter over the past 10 years or so.
I've only read 7 of the 2-4 page devotionals, but each one was excellent, and 2 of those have been life-changing. God has used them to speak to me right where I'm at, in such a powerful way! I can't wait to read the rest of the book, but I'm savoring it, reading only a couple chapters a day, so it's not over too quickly!
The chapters that mean so much to me are "Shoes of Iron" and "The Future is Not Our Province". I spent two days of my journaling/Bible study/prayer time journaling about "Shoes of Iron" and looking up related writings in other devotionals, etc. The more I read and wrote, the more I learned. I expect "The Future Is Not Our Province" to similarly inspire me when I sit down with pen and paper. These two devotionals alone would be worth the price of the book! At the end of each devotional, Elisabeth includes a quote from a Christian writer, mostly from long ago. It's fascinating to see how the writings of someone who lived in the 1600's relate so closely to how God is working in my life today. These quotes and prayers are a good jumping-off-point to learning about Christian classics.
This book would make an excellent gift for either the serious student or a busy person who has limited knowledge and/or time to meet with God. The chapters are meaty without being difficult to understand.
If you haven't read Elisabeth's book "Through Gates of Splendor", you should do so! In it, Elisabeth tells the story of how her husband Jim Elliot and several other men were martyred in the jungles of Ecuador in the late 1950's by the Auca Indians who they were trying to reach with the gospel. Her faith is so inspiring and the fact that she took her young daughter back down there to work amongst those people is nothing short of miraculous.
If you enjoy "Secure in the Everlasting Arms" half as much as I did, you will be richly blessed! Please see my other reviews of Christian books and music.