The Journals of Jim Elliot
Jim Elliot was a missionary first – then a martyr later – at the hands of the Auca Indians to whom he was witnessing. At the age of 29, he left behind a young wife, a baby daughter, and an incredible legacy of faith. Jim’s volumes of personal journals, written over many years, reveal the inner struggles and victories that he experienced before his untimely death.
By these journals, a reader can come to know this young man who yearned to know God intimately. These profound writings tell of Jim’s thoughts about marriage both before and after Elisabeth was his wife. These journals have inspired many to a life of obedience, regardless of the cost, and delighted many with their amazing story of courage and determination.
It was 1978 when Jim’s complete and unabridged journals were first published, as gathered by his widow, Elisabeth. They have been of such enduring value, the journals have stayed in print ever since. And it’s no wonder-Jim Elliot was an intelligent thinker and strong writer in these personal, yet universal, musings about faith, work, and love. The Journals of Jim Elliot is a wonderful account of the life of a man who yearns to know God’s plan for his life, details his fascinating missions work, and loves Elisabeth-first as a single man, then as a happily married one.
The Journals of Jim Elliot will intrigue those who love of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot, and readers interested in missions, and young people endeavoring to find God’s plan for their lives as well.
About the Compiler – his wife, Elisabeth
Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015) was one of the most perceptive and popular Christian writers of the last century. The author of more than twenty books, including Passion and Purity, The Journals of Jim Elliot, and These Strange Ashes, Elliot offered guidance and encouragement to millions of readers worldwide.