Item description for Shaping of a Christian Family, The: How My Parents Nurtured My Faith by Elisabeth Elliot...
Overview Complete with eight pages of treasured Elliot family photos, this wonderful book provides ideas and inspiration for new parents, experienced parents, and all who have come to trust Elliot's wisdom.
Publishers Description Elisabeth Elliot is one of the most loved and respected communicators of present-day Christianity. In this repackaged edition of The Shaping of a Christian Family, Elliot tells the story of her childhood to share valuable insights on raising godly children. She talks candidly on parental expectations, emphasizes daily Bible reading and prayer, and shows the benefits of practicing such scriptural principles as trust, discipline, courtesy, and teaching by example. Complete with eight pages of treasured Elliot family photos, The Shaping of a Christian Family is a wonderful book of ideas and inspiration for new parents, experienced parents, and all who have come to trust Elliot's wisdom.
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Christian Advance - 09/01/2005 page 70
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.96" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.66" Weight: 0.78 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0800731026 ISBN13 9780800731021
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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 Shaping of a Christian Family, The: How My Parents Nurtured My Faith?
Meaty but not quite what I expected. Jan 8, 2006
This book is full of some important jewels, but reaches them in a different way than I expected. It is written as a memoir by Elisabeth, including many portions of memoir by her mother as well. It is an interesting addition to the autobiographical history of many of her other works. Along the way are many reflections of the way her faith and family environment shaped her spiritual growth and the decisions she made. It is not a textbook on how to arrange one's family, nor a text on raising children. Although when I read this book the first time, this was the angle I was looking for, I'm grateful now that it was not directive, but rather illustrative of how one family who was fully devoted to Christ worked. I'm frustrated by the current Christian "literature" that implies there is a very narrow cultural way to have a "Christian family." The only narrow part should be the continuous focus on Christ! This book articulates that challenge well.