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Jim Elliot (Heroes of the Faith)

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People need inspiration like never before--stories of legendary, faith-filled heroes who met amazing obstacles with courage and even joy...stories of godly men and women who changed the world. Barbour's Heroes of the Faith series--in a new format at a new lower price--will inspire readers with the bravery, commitment, perseverance, and wisdom of these great Christian leade ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by Barbour Publishing (first published October 1st 1995)
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Stephanie Ricker
Because I was remarkably ignorant (for a Christian) of the story, I read Heroes of the Faith: Jim Elliot by Susan Martins Miller after receiving it as a gift from my boyfriend.

SO. FRUSTRATING. Reading about Jim Elliot was almost painful—not because of what happened to him, but because of what an insufferable jerk he was for most of his life. I wanted to smack him the entire time. I also have mixed feelings about foreign missions anyway, and this brought all of those conflicting ideas to the for
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Tim Baumgartner
I've heard of Jim Elliot's famous quote before: "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." This biography has been sitting and staring at me on the table next to my bed. I FINALLY picked it up to read on Easter and read 3/4 of it. It's so encouraging and inspiring to read of the lives of Christians who give their all for God for the advancement of His kingdom.

The ending was VERY surprising to me and I will leave it for you to find out. Check it out when you can!
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Apr 05, 2010 Victoria rated it liked it
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There was a lot of background story as to the struggles of being extremely devoted to the beliefs he held on to while as a young man in high school in college and not being easily swayed by those around him, which I thought sounded very interesting considering how most kids get involved with whatever they feel like it in that age group. He sounded very inspiring and dedicated to God. I loved the development you got to learn about the relationship he had with his wife. You were also able to see t ...more
Shu Yi Lee
Feb 24, 2013 Shu Yi Lee rated it really liked it
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep
to gain what he cannot lose."

This biography of the life of Jim Elliot keenly engaged my attention and eventually, my respect. Jim Elliot lived a life that is transparent and that was wholly given over to God. My main takeaways was knowing that our lives may seem like failures, but God can still use us, and often, His plans and purposes are far beyond what we can now see and understand.
Jaclynn
Jan 30, 2008 Jaclynn rated it it was amazing
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I wasn’t sure if I’d get much more out of this book than I already had from other bios on Jim Elliot. But it was a great and would be good for someone younger to read as well. I learned a lot more about Jim’s life before he went to South America as well as the actual reason why the Aucas attacked him and fellow missionaries that fateful day.
Milan Homola
Sep 04, 2013 Milan Homola rated it really liked it
I couldn't put this book down. Not because it was profoundly written, rather due to the profound life it chronicled. I enjoyed how she revealed a real man who wasn't always perfect but he lived out a real pure faith that seems foreign in our 21st century culture.
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Jan 06, 2011 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This story really touched me.How 1 man and his friends could make a diffrence in an indian tribe.When Jim and his friends get killed by the same tribe,I learned about forgivness even in the tough times.
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