Monday, January 11, 2010

He Was No Fool

One of my favorite missionary biographies is the story of Jim Elliot, Pete Fleming, Ed McCully, Nate Saint, and Roger Youderian who were martyred in Ecuador, killed by the Wadoni Indians (then known as the Auca Indians). January 8th was the 58th anniversary of this incident. The story of how the Auca (Wuaorani) indians later responded to the Gospel is wonderful demonstration of God's power. The stories by both Elisabeth Elliot and Steve Saint are compelling and marvelously inspirational reads. If you want to read a riveting historical account of a true missionary story these books and the videos based upon them will definitely bless you. Pick them up at your favorite book store or look for them at your public library.

You may want to read:

Through Gates of Splendor - by Elisabeth Elliot (the widow of Jim Elliot) or Beyond Gates of Splendor by Steve Saint (the son of Nate Saint) or The End of The Spear by Steve Saint.

More about Jim Elliot can be found in this post from Justin Taylor- He Was No Fool

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