Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot

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Read Through Gates of Splendor Online Free - In 1956, five young men, including Elliot's husband, Jim, traveled into the jungles of Ecuador to establish communication with the fierce Huaorani Tribe, a people whose only previous response to the outside world has been to attack all strangers. The men's mission combined modern technology with innate ingenuity, sparked by a passionate determination to get the gospel to those without Christ. In a nearby village, their wives waited to hear from them. The news they received - all five missionaries had been murdered - changed lives around the world forever. Written while she was still a missionary in South America and at the request of the men's families, Through Gates of Splendor was Elisabeth Elliot's personal account of the final mission of these five courageous men. Filled with quotations from letters, material from personal journals, a wealth of photographs, and an epilogue update, this reprint of the original hardcover edition tells a lasting story of God's grace, unconditional love, and great courage. This story inspired the 2006 box office hit End of the Spear and is sure to inspire the next generation of servant believers.



Title : Through Gates of Splendor
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ISBN : 0842371516
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 304 pages


Reviews


Natalie rated it ★★★★☆

January 04, 2018

This is probably one of the most famous missionary stories in the world. Five men, sold out for God, entered the dangerous territory of the Auca tribe in Ecuador in the 1950's to try and reach them with the Gospel. They never returned. Their bodies were found a few days later on a beach. Elisabeth...


Misha rated it ★★★★★

June 24, 2012

I rate this book 5 stars for the story itself, the writing is actually more like 4 stars at best. This book has really made me think. I find myself in moments of silence returning back to the story and the messages one can draw away from it. The book was about 5 American missionaries who were mur...


Eleasa rated it ★★★★☆

June 28, 2015

The powerful and "cut-to-the-heart" challenging account written by the widow of one of the 5 young missionaries who gave up their earthly lives with the death-defying intention of reaching the Auca Indians in Ecuador for the sake of their Sovereign God and His Gospel. I am profoundly impacted by...


Jenny (Reading Envy) rated it ★★★★☆

October 16, 2012

This story impacted me as a child, and then Wycliffe did a musical based on the story that made me consider becoming a Bible translator for a while. I've read this at least five times, but not in 12 years.


Rachel rated it ★★★★☆

December 13, 2017

I gave this a 4 star rating not because the writing was amazing (it was dry/slow at times) but more because the faith and daily living of these men (and their wives) was truly amazing. They gave all and really lived out what the Bible speaks.


Heather rated it ★★★★★

August 20, 2015

My first time reading this entirely through. I think I'd read it all in bits and pieces previously. It's a classic, must-read for anyone wanting to stoke the flame of gospel missions in their heart. Five men in 1956 gave their lives willingly for the hope of bringing salvation to the feared (thou...


Allison rated it ★★★★☆

June 12, 2017

Though the message is powerful, this book felt almost too cursory. Maybe she goes into more bibliographic detail in another book, but I wanted more to the story! I am amazed by the missionaries resolve, even amidst doubt, depression, and little results. I can't believe the peace the five wives ex...


Renee rated it ★★★★★

May 03, 2011

I’ve been re-reading Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot along with my junior high English class, and TGOS is also the May selection for Julia’s Heroes of the Faith Book Club at Dark Glass Ponderings. This book tells the story of five young missionaries who accomplished what every Christ...


Tarissa rated it ★★★★★

December 22, 2015

"Through Gates of Splendor" tells the bittersweet story of five missionaries. Five, who came together with the common mission of spreading the gospel. Five, who sacrificed everything they had on earth, in hopes of bringing someone new to God. The story is put down on paper by Elisabeth Elliot, th...


Keri rated it ★★★☆☆

December 01, 2010

Let me start by saying that I would have probably given this a 4 star if the writing had been better edited. It was a little hard to follow at times. Having said that this was fascinating. It is a very religious/Christian book and I knew that going in. The subject just really intrigued me. What w...





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