Jim Elliot

Author: Robert Lloyd Russell

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1615797645

Category: Religion

Page: 138

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Background In early 1956 Christian missionaries Roger Youderian, Nate Saint, Pete Fleming, Ed McCully, and Jim Elliot lost their lives on "Palm Beach" on the banks of the Curaray River in a steamy jungle in Ecuador. They were brutally killed by an unreached tribe they had worked long and hard to reach with God's love. Many thousands of individuals have come to know Christ in a personal and living way and thousands of others have altered the direction of their lives as a result of the shocking massacre and the many articles and books written about it. Even the Auca Indians who thrust those fatal spears have seen a significant portion of their number come to know Jesus Christ. Content This unique book contains transcripts of four messages given by Jim Elliot before leaving for the mission field. The first two messages are hard-hitting straightforward talks to seventh and eighth-grade students. The first is about "Spiritual Desire" including its nature and how to increase it. The second discusses "The Effects of Sin in a Christian." The third message, entitled "Peter," is an exposition of 1 Peter 1:3. The fourth, "God's Prophet," traces the concept and role of a prophet with the primary focus being Jesus Christ, the Father's ultimate Prophet. Robert Lloyd Russell grew up in the same local church as Jim Elliot and was a friend of the Elliot family for many years. Jim was one of his childhood Sunday School teachers and there was a period of several weeks when Russell and his parents and siblings lived with the Elliots in their home. One of Jim's brothers, "Dr. Bob," officiated at Mr. Russell's wedding.

Jim Elliot

Author: Susan Martins Miller,Barbour Publishing

Publisher: Barbour Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781593103828

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 1198

People need inspiration like never before-and here it is: Barbour's Heroes of the Faith series is back-in a new format at a new lower price! Adults and adolescents will be inspired by the bravery, commitment, perseverance, and wisdom of these great Christian leaders, finding compelling, easy-to-read biographies of missionaries, evangelists, hymn writers, and others who made their mark for Christ beyond the walls of the church. Heroes of the Faith-the name says it all.

Jim Elliot

Author: Kathleen White

Publisher: Bethany House Pub

ISBN: 9781556611254

Category: Missionaries

Page: 128

View: 5257

Jim Elliot, a modern martyr, gained international recognition when he died with four others at the hands of Auca Indians. His story and memoirs have become a source of missionary inspiration through the writing and speaking of his wife, Elisabeth. Their story is skillfully told by Kathleen White.

The Great Commission

Author: Martin I. Klauber,Scott M. Manetsch,Erwin Lutzer

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805443004

Category: Religion

Page: 228

View: 4056

A unique book that focuses exclusively on the history of evangelical cross-cultural missions from the eighteenth century through today, The Great Commission will interest anyone who is passionate about the spreading of God’s Word.

Echoes of the Call

Author: Jeffrey Swanson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195361766

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 4632

Drawing on the personal histories of one hundred evangelical missionaries in Ecuador, Echoes of the Call explores the lives of missionaries as sociological "strangers." In a study as compelling as it is insightful, Jeffrey Swanson illustrates how missionaries are distanced, not only from their culture and homeland, but also from their own era. The work begins with Swanson's interpretation of how his own experience as a child of missionaries shaped the viewpoint of estrangement from which the book is written. Swanson renders the formation of a missionary identity as the rhetorical composition of a personal testimony, in which life stories of separation, loss, conflict, and conversion are melded symbolically with historical mission themes of sacrifice, heroism, spiritual militancy, and divine calling. Relying on his subjects' own narratives, he traces the missionaries' personal journeys as their sense of calling first emerges, and then as it must be reinterpreted to account for unexpected, ambiguous, and often disillusioning experiences in their host country. Swanson argues that missionaries are marginal individuals who use their vocation creatively to produce a meaningful social world, and who use rhetoric effectively to maintain that world, for themselves and for supporters in their home countries. An informative and nuanced study, this book is a significant contribution to present sociological literature concerning missionaries and American evangelicals. Anyone interested in the sociology of religion, culture, and folklore will find Echoes of the Call to be a valuable and intriguing work.

Sharing God With Others

Author: Sheila Seifert,Beth Naylor

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0781444438

Category: Religion

Page: 99

View: 7676

God longs to share His love with everyone. How can we help? In Sharing God with Others, kids study the lives and ministries of Bible-time and modern-day missionaries. By getting to know these heroes of the faith as people who serve God, kids learn that they too can be missionaries in their own neighborhoods. Scripture-based lesson topics include: What Are Missionaries?: Missionaries are people who trust God and tell others about Him. Learning the Hard Way, Choosing to Press On, Missionary Helpers, On the Home Front. Book jacket.

Evangelical America: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Religious Culture

Author: Timothy J. Demy Ph.D.,Paul R. Shockley Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 161069774X

Category: Religion

Page: 515

View: 7915

An essential new reference work for students and general readers interested in the history, dynamics, and influence of evangelicalism in recent American history, politics, and culture. • Provides readers with an understanding of contemporary American evangelicalism's history, key individuals, organizations, and beliefs through detailed coverage of more than 180 topics • Documents the diversity of the Evangelical movement under a common core umbrella of doctrinal beliefs • Displays the breadth of American evangelical interaction in social and cultural issues and in debates in recent American history

Disciple Making Is . . .

Author: Dave Earley,Rod Dempsey

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433677067

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 3965

In brief yet hard-hitting chapters, the entire scope of disciple making is presented here in a way that will inspire and inform you to obey the Great Commission with great passion. The authors share practical insights on how best to reproduce confident reproducers of Christ's message. --from back cover.

Book of Jesus

Author: N.A

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0760766185


Page: N.A

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The Lives of David Brainerd

Author: John A Grigg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199707103

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 2062

The story of the eighteenth century preacher David Brainerd has been told in dozens of popular biographies, articles, and short essays. Almost without exception, these works are celebratory, even hagiographic in nature, making him into a kind of Protestant saint, a model for generations of missionaries. This book will be the first scholarly biography of Brainerd, drawing on everything from town records and published sermons to hand-written fragments to tell the story not only of Brainerd's life, but of his legend.