Thursday, March 7, 2013

“Great Insight Into The Thinking of Jim Elliot”

~ Book Review of “Jim Elliot” by the Christian Book Club ~

Reproduced immediately below is one of the many positive reviews the book “Jim Elliot” has received.

Title:  JIM ELLIOT: A Christian Martyr Speaks To You
Editor:  Robert Lloyd Russell
ISBN:  9781615797646
This book contains Jim Elliot’s own words in four messages which he spoke before going to the mission field.  Jim was one of the five missionaries martyred in Ecuador in 1956.  The work of these five missionaries and their deaths have had a tremendous impact on thousands of Christians.  Since their deaths over twenty books have been written about these men, their deaths, and the follow-up events.  The editor of this book is a friend of the Elliot family and knew Jim personally.  This book makes Jim Elliot’s own words available to everyone.
The first two messages were given to seventh and eighth-grade students and concern Christian living, including the effect of sin in the life of a Christian.  Another message, based on 1 Peter 1:3, examines the life of the Apostle Peter.  The message “God’s Prophet” traces the history of God’s prophets through the Old Testament and ends with God’s ultimate prophet—His own Son Jesus Christ.  

All of these thought-provoking messages are particularly appropriate for anyone interested in missions, missions history, or victorious Christian living.  My favorite portion of the book is the clear explanation of our need for a desire for God and the effects of sin on the life of an individual. 
This book is quite different in that the messages were transcribed from old wire recordings (which predated magnetic tape).  Jim Elliot had a passion for God and a fervency which was rare in his era, and perhaps even more rare today.  He was a true student of the Word of God and that really comes through in his spoken messages.
In summary, this book provides great insight into the thinking of Jim Elliot and also provides a lot of quotable material.  I cannot recommend this book highly enough for anyone who is interested in a more fulfilling Christian life.  In my opinion, it should be on the reading list of any Christian who seeks a closer relationship with Jesus Christ—especially those in junior high through age 40.  It will positively impact their lives!
~ Christian Book Club

There is more information about the book Jim Elliot at the editor’s website. 
You may order directly from Amazon or from Xulon Press. 

~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW

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