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Elisabeth Elliot (1926–2015)

Author of Through Gates of Splendor

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About the Author

Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015) was one of the most perceptive and popular Christian writers of the last century. The author of more than twenty books, including Passion and Purity, The Journals of Jim Elliot, and These Strange Ashes, Elliot offered guidance and encouragement to millions of readers show more worldwide. For more information about Elisabeth's books, visit elisabethelliot.org. show less
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Works by Elisabeth Elliot

Through Gates of Splendor (1957) 3,036 copies
Passion and Purity (1984) 2,729 copies
Shadow of the Almighty (1958) 1,970 copies
Let Me Be a Woman (1976) 1,467 copies
Keep a Quiet Heart (1995) 851 copies
The Mark of a Man (1981) 616 copies
The Savage My Kinsman (1961) 492 copies
No Graven Image (1966) 300 copies
Love Has a Price Tag (1979) 287 copies
The Liberty of Obedience (1968) 260 copies
Lamp for My Feet (1985) 246 copies
Be Still My Soul (2003) 169 copies
Twelve baskets of crumbs (1976) 162 copies
All That Was Ever Ours (1988) 52 copies
The Glory of God's Will (1982) 37 copies
How To Overcome Loneliness (1991) 29 copies
Joyful Surrender (2019) 27 copies
Marriage is a Gift: (1982) — Author — 23 copies
Faith That Does Not Falter (2003) 21 copies
And When You Pray: (1983) 19 copies
Love Knows No Limit (1982) 18 copies
Seeking God's Guidance (2019) 12 copies
What God Hath Joined: (1983) 10 copies
Through Gates of Splendor (2003) 10 copies
As We Forgive Those... (1982) 9 copies
Notes on Prayer: (1992) 6 copies
A Woman's Work (1995) 3 copies
Slow and Certain Light (1979) 3 copies
A Peaceful Home. Video 1. (2004) 3 copies
A dicsőség kapuján át (1996) 2 copies
Gondolatok a férfiakról (1998) 2 copies
Ich sehne mich nach dir (1989) 2 copies
A szeretet ára (1998) 1 copy
Vademberek a rokonaim (1996) 1 copy
Cal-You Are Loved (1991) 1 copy
Knowing God's Will (1989) 1 copy

Associated Works

Lies Women Believe: And the Truth that Sets Them Free (2001) — Foreword — 1,922 copies
The Journals of Jim Elliot (1978) — Editor — 780 copies


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The author candidly shares the temptations, difficulties, victories and sacrifices of 2 young people whose commitment to Christ took priority over their love for each other.
MenoraChurch | 17 other reviews | Dec 6, 2023 |
The author candidly shares the temptations, difficulties, victories and sacrifices of 2 young people whose commitment to Christ took priority over their love for each other
MenoraChurch | 17 other reviews | Dec 6, 2023 |
This is the first work I’ve read about Amy Carmichael, and she was a really interesting personality to read about. (Her attitude and personality reminded me a lot of Jim Elliott’s, the author’s first husband. Makes me think she was attracted to a particular type of person.) I don’t know that I would have enjoyed knowing Amy Carmichael in real life, but she certainly was used by God, and there are many aspects of her faith that are encouraging and challenging.

That said, she was a human and had plenty of faults. It’s tempting to judge her for these, but I’d hate to see what would be written in my biography and have people judging me for all of my mistakes. At the end of the day, God is gracious and merciful, and Amy loved Him and served Him as best as she could.

The first quarter to a third or so of the book was too long, in my opinion; I was frustrated that the ad-copy emphasized her time in India and yet a third of the way into the story, she still hadn’t arrived there!

But God knows when to have me read the books I do, and this one was no exception. I could relate to so many things here, especially the frustration with nominal Christians, and the sometimes-lonely call to serving as a single.

The devil does not care how many hospitals we build, any more than he cares how many schools and colleges we put up, if only he can pull our ideals down, and sidetrack us on to anything of any sort except the living of holy, loving, humble lives, and the bringing of men, women, and children to know our Lord Jesus Christ not only as Savior but as Sovereign Lord.
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RachelRachelRachel | 8 other reviews | Nov 21, 2023 |
ECCC-C10594/ 9787106026493/ 朱燕楠,馬曉堯譯/ 第一版/ paperback/ Through Gates of Splendor/ Elliot, Elisabeth Equivalent Heading: 伊麗莎白. 艾略特
ECCClibrary | 16 other reviews | Nov 14, 2023 |



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