Through Gates of Splendour
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About "Through Gates of Splendour"
Missionary history will never let us forget the five young men savagely martyred by Auca Indians in the jungles of Ecuador as they attempted to reach them with the Word of God. Elisabeth Elliot records here the story of their courage in the face of extreme danger; The challenge of their expendability for God continues as strong today as it was at the time of their deaths in 1956.
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.