Into the Book


Jim Ellliot - Janet and Geoff Benge

Jim Elliot was a man of faith as shown in his actions of giving his life for Christ in the ministry among the Auca Indians. Although Jim Elliot, Pete Fleming, Ed McCully, Nate Saint and Roger Youderian all gave up their lives for Christ, the ministry there did not end.

Jim Elliot was enthusiastic about ministering to the Indians in the Ecuador jungle. He had always wanted to go to some place where the word of God had never gone out before him. He therefore felt a passion for the natives of Ecuador.

When he finally made contact with the Indians, he and the other missionaries landed on a small sand bar with Nate Saints yellow airplane and built a tree house to shelter them while they discussed methods to find and share with the Indians. Unfortunately, the natives didn't think the white men were friendly and speared the 5 missionaries and killed them. The faithful men's wives continued the ministry and were able to reach the small tribe and tell them about the love of Jesus.

The life of Jim Eliot will touch your heart and definitely be an encouragement. The book displays how God is in control and nothing happens by mistake or surprise. God is never surprised, and it shows that if you are going through a hard time of pain or loss, God is right with you, like the book of Job in the bible says.

This book is accurate to the events of Jim's life, and it portrays also some of the work after his death. This book is a good read for anyone who wants to know more about the life of the 5 martyrs of Ecuador. I recommend it to those who are interested in the topic, and I know you will not be disappointed.


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