Keep a Quiet Heart
For almost two decades, Elisabeth Elliot wrote a newsletter, which, in her own words, contained “not much news”, but rather, brief letters to cheer and encourage those who wanted to read her thoughts. This book is a collection of the most useful and loved articles from those years. Keep a Quiet Heart has become one of recent history’s most valued devotional books.
Most of Mrs. Elliot’s writings focus on learning to know God. Nothing else comes close to being as important as that. She expresses that she truly believes, not a day passes that does not present us opportunity to know Him better.
Covers a host of subjects, a “quiet heart” being one of them (the title article), and some of the others being:
100 Short Writings Including:
- Serious play, careless work
- Family prayers
- God’s sheep-dogs
- Ways to make yourself miserable
- Have you ever been bitter?
- Why bother praying
- Disposable children
About the Author
Elisabeth Elliot never set out to be a radio personality, famous author, or women’s ministry speaker. She set out to do the will of God—something we don’t hear much about these days. We hear about being missional, relational, and relevant— all of which may have something to do with standing for Christ, and sometimes not. But Elisabeth preferred to ask this key question: Is this God’s will for me, right now, in this place?
Even after tragically losing her husband, Jim Elliot, during his missionary effort to the previously unreached Aucan people of Ecuador, she concluded it was God’s will for her to go there, and trusted God’s faithfulness unfailingly over the years as she took the gospel to the very people who had murdered her husband. Then, and since then, God has used her to minister to millions in writing and speaking. She is the author of Let Me Be a Woman, Discipline: the Glad Surrender, and numerous other books.