Kimber received this wonderful book for Christmas last year. Surprisingly she's been too busy to read it yet so I previewed it for her ;-)! Written by Elisabeth Elliot, this book tells the amazing story of Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Pete Fleming, Roger Youderian, and Ed McCully, in their attempt to reach the isolated savage tribe, the Aucus (now known as the Waodani tribe). I'm pretty sure most of you have heard of Jim Elliot and perhaps some of you adults have seen or heard of the documentary Beyond the Gates of Splendor (2004) which is based on this book. If you have heard of the story but have never known the details than I highly recommend this inspirational book! Beginning with Jim Elliot, Elisabeth shares the backgrounds of each of the men involved in Operation Auca and how the Lord brought them all together to reach this heathen tribe. Enjoy tidbits of their personal journals, notes, and prayers before their attempt to reach the Aucas. You will find out the excitement that each one had to simply share the salvation of Jesus with this lost people. You'll learn how the wives stood by and assisted the men in their mission, even though they knew the danger involved. You'll be encouraged to place your ALL in the sovereign hands of the Master, knowing that He will use you in the best way He sees fit! I highly recommend this book to anyone who is desiring to go deeper in their walk with Christ, be encouraged in their faith, or just to know the story of modern faithful martyrs. May you be blessed as you read, just as I was!
Learning to delight in Jesus,