Elisabeth Elliot was a young missionary in Ecuador when members of a violent Amazonian tribe savagely speared her husband Jim and his four colleagues. And yet, she stayed in the jungle with her young daughter to minister to the very people who had held the spears. Bestselling author Ellen Vaughn recounts this first half of Elisabeth's journey in Becoming Elisabeth Elliot.
But Elisabeth's journey did not end there. This courageous, no-nonsense Christian went on to write dozens of books, host a long-running radio show, and speak at conferences all over the world. She was a pillar of coherent, committed faith--a beloved and sometimes controversial icon. And while things in the limelight often look golden, her suffering continued as well, showing up in many different and unexpected ways.
Her earlier years, related in Becoming Elisabeth Elliot
, traced the transition of a young woman who dealt in "certainties" to the older woman who dealt, far too often, in the realm of the unknown. Now, being
Elisabeth Elliot increasingly meant understanding how much she did not understand. She was certain of very few things--the good and holy character of God, and His redeeming love and merciful faithfulness. She sought her reference point beyond her own experiences, always pondering what she called the "impenetrable mystery" of the interplay between God's will and human choices.
And it is that strange mystery which shaped the rest of her startling life story.