Do the Next Thing
Do the Next Thing … Elisabeth Elliot held these words close to her heart. They became a motto for survival. It can be painfully hard to know what to do next when you are a young wife whose husband has just been murdered. It can be a struggle to do anything, much less figure out the next thing.
Yet in God’s strength, she went on to do a lot of next things. After Jim Elliot’s martyrdom, Elisabeth found the courage in God to care for her child, to write, and to spread the gospel among the very people who had speared him.
Although she is best known for her time on the mission field in Ecuador, Elisabeth Elliot went on to become a vibrant role model for valiant, godly women all over the world. Follow her journey from the jungles of the Amazon, where she faced the tragic death of her first husband, to the lecture halls and radio shows of the culture wars, where she stood as a strong defender of God’s Word.
What a story of an inspirational woman! Elisabeth demonstrated courage in the face of grief and carved out a niche for the gospel of Christ in a hostile culture. Another volume in the Trailblazers biography series. There is also a volume on her husband, Jim Elliot, titled He is No Fool.
Recommended Reading Level
Read to me: Ages 7-9
Read on my own: Ages 10-14
About the Author
Selah Helms is a pastor’s wife, homeschooling mom of four, grandmother to four. She has a heart for women’s discipleship and has been involved in counseling for forty years. Selah is also a history buff and teacher of Western Civilization from a Christian perspective. She is the author of Small Talks on Big Questions, an exceptional family worship tool.