Shadow of the Almighty
- Publisher The bestselling account of the martyrdom of Jim Elliot and four other missionaries at the hands of the Auca Indians in Ecuador. New introduction by the author.
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About "Shadow of the Almighty"
The murder of Jim Elliot and four fellow missionaries by the Auca Indians in 1956 shocked the nation and motivated thousands to a life of service. The story of what led Elliot to the jungles of Ecuador, told by his wife, Elisabeth, has become a modern Christian classic. Drawing from her husband's rich and revealing diaries, she exposes the roots of what made her husband commit his very being to God, knowing that he might be called to an unexpected death in the prime of life. Shadow of the Almighty is a portrait of a rare and remarkable man of faith. Book jacket.
The bestselling account of the martyrdom of Jim Elliot and four other missionaries at the hands of the Auca Indians in Ecuador. New introduction by the author.
Meet the Author
Elisabeth Elliot was born to missionary parents and served as a missionary in Ecudor. In 1953 she married Jim Elliott and together they began work on translating the New Testament into the language of the Quichua Indians. Ten months later, Jim was killed by the Auca Indians while attempting to take the Gospel to that primitive tribe. Elisabeth continued her work among the Quichuas and later lived and worked among the Aucas. Today, she lives north of Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband, Lars Gren. Elisabeth is the author of a number of books, including Shadow of the Almighty; Passion and Purity; A Path Through Suffering; The Shaping of a Christian Family and Keep a Quiet Heart.