The life of Jim Elliot

August 14, 2014

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, in order to gain what he cannot lose.”

I stumbled on a quote today that struck me pretty good. So much so that it lead me to look into this man the quote came from. I certainly was not expecting to get lost in a heart racing story about this man, Jim Elliot, and the five men who lost their life in the jungles of Ecuador.

I would not do their story justice, so I just direct you to the unbelievable account of their life, which has left a mark on me, and surely thousands of others. (Obviously enough to get me dipping in ink and writing out quotes…just look past the 47 mistakes;)) The quote aboe will make all the more sense after you read.

Feeling a renewed conviction to dedicate more time to growing in my own faith….so that maybe one day I will have the conviction like Jim Elliot. Enough to be willing to die for it!

I know, deep thoughts for a Thursday…
x, Anna

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  • Jim Elliott’s life and testiomony is incredible! I recently read “Through Gates of Splendor”, which is the story of his life and death written by his wife – can you even imagine?! What faith. You should definitely read the book!

  • Oh my gosh, I think I read that book (and a few others) that Elizabeth Elliot wrote almost ten years ago. It was such an amazing read. I will definitely search for it and read it again.

  • Canaan Stevens

    He definitely was an amazing man with an incredible wife and team of missionaries. You should read about Nate Saint, too. He was the pilot who was also martyred. And you should watch “The End of the Spear.” Not for the fainthearted, but life changing for sure.

  • He is my fave. His story and his friends’ stories changed my life (I agree with the commenter above to read about Nate Saint too). Definitely read “Through Gates of Splendor”… Oh gosh- so good, inspiring, and challenging.

    Also, I love the print. I was looking for a link to see if I could buy it but then read that you made it yourself 🙂

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