From the Back Cover
“No one has had a greater impact on my spiritual development than Elisabeth Elliot. . . . May her experiences–and her confident conclusion–strengthen you for your journey as they have strengthened mine.”–from the foreword by Kay Warren, cofounder of Saddleback Church and author of Choose Joy
In this deeply personal account of her first year as a missionary, Elisabeth Elliot shares the challenges she faced as she worked in the jungles of Ecuador to bring the Word of God to a people virtually untouched by the outside world. With fascinating detail, she captures the stark realities of life in the jungle, the difficulties she encountered while developing a written language for the tribe, and her confusion when God didn’t “cooperate” with her efforts to accomplish what she believed was His will.
More than just a memoir, Made for the Journey is a beautifully crafted and deeply personal reflection on the important questions of life and a remarkable testimony to authentic Christian obedience to an unfathomable God.
Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015) was one of the most perceptive and popular Christian writers of the last century. The author of more than twenty books, including Passion and Purity and The Journals of Jim Elliot, Elliot offered guidance and encouragement to millions of readers worldwide.
I don’t normally review works of non-fiction, however, when this opportunity came up I decided to do it. The reason I chose to review this book is that I have great respect for Elizabeth Elliot, and I was curious to hear about her early life as a missionary.
I was not disappointed in the least in this book. Elizabeth Elliot’s writing shows she was a Christian intent on following God, and doing so in a very Biblical manner. Does this mean that she was perfect and did everything right, and was never discouraged? Of course not. But God taught her lessons through this first year as a missionary, important lessons that would help her through the future struggles that she was to face.
I must say that some of the things that she experienced were hard, and at times heart-breaking and discouraging. I know that for myself I would never want to go through some of the physical struggles that she had to face, let alone the spiritual and emotional struggles. But I praise God that He equips individuals, and gives them a willing heart to reach out to people with his gospel message.
This was a wonderful book. I give it a five out of five stars.
Revell gave me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.