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Shadow Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot (Lives of Faith) Paperback – September 29, 2009
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''Shadow of the Almighty is beautiful writing. But most important, it proves that Jesus Christ will bring bright creativity out of any shadow which might fall across any life and any love . . . if the life and love are under his redemptive touch.'' --Eugenia Price --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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I feel you can glean so many spiritual nuggets from this book, from raising kids, covering them in prayer, allowing God to use them, the importance of eating healthy,exercise, the value of education and when education is taking the place of God and true knowledge of Him....
Reading this book, almost makes the movie End of the Spear seem shallow. Unless you know the history of these men's lives before they went into missions, it is easy to be disillusioned and think that a group of over zealous guys decided to go and reach the savage Auca Indianans, which is not the case. It was an absolute calling of God on each individual, that God had been preparing them for most of their lives (at least this is the case with Jim Elliot). Even Elizabeth Elliot, Jim's wife, had the calling on her life. They were spiritually, intellectually, and physically prepared.
Elizabeth Elliot began compiling journal entries and letters of Jim's immediately after his death to begin he writing of Shadow of the Almighty, while the hurt and sting of her lose was still fresh. You will not find regret, resentment, bitterness or anger in her writing, only a life devoted to God even unto death. So while the book focuses on the life of Jim, remember it was his young, widowed wife who wrote the very words contained within its pages.
What impresses me about this book, is that it is more than the retelling of Jim's life. Throughout the book are original writings of Jim's. You will see what makes his heart beat, his passions, his frustrations, his surrendered obedience, and his incredible faith. You will see God's sovereignty-His hand leading and weaving Jim's life and death.
Jim was so earnest to have God's best that he willingly gave up any hope of continuing a relationship with Elisabeth. Instead of being sidetracked by courtship and marriage, his surrender to the will of God made him spirtiually stronger and paved the way for a Godly marriage.
Jim's vivid descriptions and powerful language in his letters and journals make this book a very enjoyable read.
At the age of 20, Jim wrote, "Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road; make me a fork, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me."
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Came quickly and as described. This was a present for a professor and I am really happy with this purchase.Published 1 month ago by Kathryn White
This book is mainly composed of Jim Elliot's journals from college onward. It shows his desire and commitment to live for Christ as fully as possible. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Thomas Baldino
Still reading, but had read it years ago and knew this was one book I wanted to own.Published 17 months ago by Joyus
well packaged and received it early. the story started back when he was born and is written for someone who wants to know his whole life. Read morePublished 18 months ago by N. Lloyd