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Through Gates of Splendor (1957)

by Elisabeth Elliot

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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 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.
  OCMCCP | Jan 12, 2018 |
The true story of the murder of five Christian missionaries in 1956 in Ecuador during Operation Auca. The touching story of five men whose desire to be missionaries among the heathen turned out badly. ( )
  ShelleyAlberta | Jul 3, 2017 |
Account of the faith and determination of five missionaries who died seeking to reach an Indian Tribe in Ecuador. ( )
  memlhd | Jan 23, 2016 |
Account of the faith and determination of five missionaries who died seeking to reach an Indian Tribe in Ecuador. ( )
  memlhd | Jan 23, 2016 |
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 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. ( )
  xuebi | May 30, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0842371516, Mass Market Paperback)

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.

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"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." --from the publisher.

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