content of Jim Elliot is directly
relevant to all Christians.
Christians - from junior high through college - and new Christians of any age will
benefit from the understanding gained from Jim's discussions on "Spiritual
Desire" and "The Effects of Sin in the Christian."
with an interest in the history of missions or current missions will find the
Christians will appreciate Jim's straightforward, hard-hitting style of
speaking. His messages on "Peter" and "God's Prophet" are rich and thought-provoking.
award-winning author Robert Lloyd Russell transcribed and edited these messages
from an old wire recorder - a forerunner to the magnetic tape recorder. As a
young boy he lived for a time in the Elliot home with Jim and his family. Jim's
father was one of his spiritual mentors.
is also the author of the "Christian Concepts Series."
1956 Christian missionaries Roger Youderian, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Pete Fleming,
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.
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.
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."
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.