One of the most influential Christian women of the 20th century, Elisabeth Elliot, has died.
Elliot, the Christian author and speaker whose husband, Jim, was killed during their short-lived but legendary missionary work among unreached tribes in eastern Ecuador in the 1950s, passed away Monday at 88, according to reports. She had been suffering from dementia.
She wrote two books about her husband‚Äôs martyrdom and the years she and her newborn daughter spent living among the Aucas, the tribe that killed him. Her Through Gates of Splendor ranked No. 9 on CT's list of the Top 50 books that have shaped evangelicals. The book became a bestseller, as did Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testimony of Jim Elliot.
‚ÄúThose became the definitive inspirational mission stories for the second half of the 20th century,‚ÄĚ said Kathryn Long, professor of history at Wheaton College. ‚ÄúShe really had a sense...
Wayfairer pilgrim wrote: The most striking thing about Jim and Elizabeth Elliott is that as Christians, nothing mattered but to live for Christ, knowing his splendor awaited . Makes everything else seem rather small when looking back 20,000 years with the king of kings.
The most striking thing about Jim and Elizabeth Elliott is that as Christians, nothing mattered but to live for Christ, knowing his splendor awaited . Makes everything else seem rather small when looking back 20,000 years with the king of kings.
She was a mentor to me as a young Christian woman, read many of her books. She inspired me to being a better woman, wife and mother. My thougts were that her rewards will be great as God whispers,"Well done thou good and faithful servant.." Jim will be one of those to meet her at the Gate as well as many others that have been touched by her life.
Her writings have mentored a confused and misguided generation of women to be courageous and strong in the Lord! She was a woman among women; truly a Titus 2 gift to many of us. She will be greatly missed but I am thrilled that she has gone on to her eternal reward!