Elisabeth Elliot: Her Life, Books, and Best Quotes
Elisabeth Elliot. Challenging. Authentic. Wise. Gifted. Fearless. Strong. Passionate. Compelling. Faith-filled. These adjectives barely begin to describe the beloved missionary and author who, for over 60 years, made a significant impact through the astounding stories of her life and experience of losing two husbands.
Early in the morning of June 15, 2015, this much-loved Christian pioneer and missionary, went home to be with her Savior. In that twinkling-of-an-eye her lifelong passion and rugged obedience saw their fulfillment in Christ’s presence, and I am overjoyed for her!
But on the other hand, here I sit saying a goodbye with tears in my eyes to one of my most dear friends and mentors. I cannot fully express her influence on me.
Many of us became acquainted with Elisabeth Elliot through her story and work with the Auca Indians. In the 80s as a new believer, I read Through Gates of Splendor, The Shadow of the Almighty, and The Savage My Kinsman and learned what sacrifice, commitment, radical obedience really looked like. Young Jim and Elisabeth gave me a skin-on, flesh-and-blood example of people in my generation who were willing to give their all to Jesus.