~Ana, We live most of our life overseas as cross cultural missionaries.
Through Gates of Splendor is a timeless mosaic of God’s grace as He chooses to use “normal” men and women. The news of their deaths was broadcast around the world, and Life magazine covered the event with a photo essay. 274 pages. Blessings!
Incredible story of five men and their wives who were sold out to Christ. ✏Gates of Splendor Book Summary : In 1956, five young men traveled deep into the jungles of Ecuador to establish communication with the fierce and isolated Waorani tribe. "-Revelation 21:5.
His grace is at the nucleus of the missionary call; His glory is the ultimate aim.
I highly recommend making time in your life to read this book.
Unless otherwise noted, all website content is copyright © 2011-2020 Redeemed Reader LLC. The Huaorani, also known by the pejorative Aucas (a modification of awqa, the Quechua word for "enemies"), were an isolated tribe known for their violence, against both their own people and outsiders who entered their territory. I was excited to see this review today. In several years, many became "God believers." http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/w/e/r/wereston.htm, http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56634.Through_Gates_of_Splendor, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Through_Gates_of_Splendor&oldid=932306734, Articles with unsourced statements from September 2015, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 24 December 2019, at 22:28. But when that same tribe asks him to help them, Steve, his wife, and their teenage children move back to the jungle. Jim Elliot, the author's husband, Nate Saint, Roger Youderian, Ed McCully, Pete Fleming.
After several months of exchanging gifts, on January 3, 1956, the missionaries established a camp at "Palm Beach," a sandbar along the Curaray River, a few kilometres from Huaorani settlements. The book tells the story of Operation Auca, an attempt by five American missionaries – Jim Elliot (the author's husband), Pete Flemming, Ed McCully, Nate Saint, and Roger Youderian – to reach the Huaorani tribe of eastern Ecuador. It got to the point where I had to get it on audio book, and I don't like audio books, but we thought I might understand it better if I could both hear and see the words. Each man was gifted in a number of areas, but gave up their worldly talents to spread the Gospel.
Bottom Line: The classic account of Jim Elliot and his four friends who earnestly desired to be used by God to bring the gospel to the Auca/Waorani** Indians and how their wish was granted through their martyrdom.
I can't believe the peace the five wives experienced and the joy God gave them after the death of their husbands. The book is Elliot's first book, and arguably her most well known work. So very interesting. In the Epilogue, Elisabeth notes that a few of the Indians who had killed these men converted to Christianity several years later. This hymn was famously sung by the missionaries before the men left for Waodaoni territory in September 1955. In a nearby village, their wives huddled around a radio receiver, eagerly awaiting news of the historic encounter. Their work is still frequently remembered in evangelical publications, and in 2006 was the subject of the film production End of the Spear.
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The book was about 5 American missionaries who were murdered by the hands of those they were striving to teach and convert to Christianity.
Five, who came together with the common mission of spreading the gospel. Bringing together a wide range of sources, Ruble seeks to understand how discussions about a relatively small group of Americans working abroad became part of a much larger cultural conversation. The booked was penned by Elisabeth Elliott, the wife of one of the murdered men.
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In this memoir, she shares how God sustained her during her interracial, cross-cultural marriageespecially as she played the role of chiefs wife in a remote village in Liberia, West Africa. need a chapter summary for my daughter, she has almost finished the book and is now sick Each of them were married and some had children. I’m not sure what I was expecting from this book, but it really wasn’t what I expected.
The subject just really intrigued me.
This is the story of 5 missionaries who were martyred in the jungles of Ecuador in 1956 by a group of native Indians called the Aucas. Thine is the battle, Thine shall be the praise; For me, these thoughts helped me reflect in my own life how I could be more dedicated in my faith and give me the courage to speak up more and become a better missionary.
Their comments are separated by speaker identifiers that are used throughout. I was not prepared for that ending and it left me a wee bit depressed. Jesus the King is Keller’s revelatory look at the life of Christ as told in the Gospel of Mark. When she reads ahead for you, she uses sticky notes instead of book darts and willfully dog ears pages even in library books. What would make someone give up their comfortable lives in the US to move to a very remote jungle in a foreign land where the language was virtually unknown to even those living in the country. Seeking suitable land for farming, they settled and constructed a mill. “I have one desire now - to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it.”, “God is God.
I gave this a 4 star rating not because the writing was amazing (it was dry/slow at times) but more because the faith and daily living of these men (and their wives) was truly amazing.
Sevilla set out to find the Aucas responsible 1919.
If He is God, He is worthy of my worship and my service. Something went wrong. Ben allowed Anita to escape her narrow cultural confines and embark on a journey from farm girl to global citizen, with plenty of missteps throughout.
It bored me to death, but probably most likely because I am young. Here are two quotes I really liked: The powerful and "cut-to-the-heart" challenging account written by the widow of one of the 5 young missionaries who gave up their earthly lives with the death-defying intention of reaching the Auca Indians in Ecuador for the sake of their Sovereign God and His Gospel. I would love to have a friend read it so we could talk about it! 5 men risked, and finally gave, their lives to bring the message of God's salvation to a small group of primitively Ecuadorian Indians.
I’ve been re-reading Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot along with my junior high English class, and TGOS is also the May selection for Julia’s Heroes of the Faith Book Club at Dark Glass Ponderings. The news of their deaths was broadcast around the world, and Life magazine covered the event with a photo essay. My prayer is that they would also be captured by the power and love of our wonderful God and want to give their lives to Jesus no matter the cost! Oh to have the faith of these missionaries.
"Through Gates of Splendor" tells the bittersweet story of five missionaries. Betsy is the Managing Editor at Redeemed Reader. A cleareyed memoir about navigating fraught relationships and other cultures.".
Excellent true story. Authors Steven Curtis Chapman and Scotty Smith explore this bold proclamation of God's commitment to redeem and restore all things through His Son, Jesus Christ.
With the intention of being the first Christians to evangelize the previously uncontacted Huaorani, the missionaries began making regular flights over Huaorani settlements in September 1955, dropping gifts. All rights reserved. Heartbreaking but beautiful. Without knowing the multiplication tables, children can't advance to algebra.
Through Tanya's eyes you are shown the steps of grief. Through Gates of Splendor. Walking with God through Pain and Suffering will bring a much-needed, fresh viewpoint on this important issue. Towards the end, it focused on more detailed accounts of their actions and thoughts as drawn from their diaries and letters, and that was more like what I expected. ✏From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya Book Summary : This is history at its best. ✏Wheaton Book Summary : Where will you find C. S. Lewis’s wardrobe, J. R. R. Tolkien’s desk, Malcolm Muggeridge’s typewriter, Madame Blavatsky’s tiara, the bones of a hulking mastodon, Billy Graham’s traveling pulpit, and Tyndale House, publishers of the best-selling Left Behind series?
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