I would say, without hesitation, God used this book to change my life. Chuck SwindollIn 1956, five young men, including Elliot s husband, Jim, traveled into the jungles of Ecuador to establish communication with the fierce Huaorani Tribe, a people whose only previous response to the outside world had been to attack all strangers. The men s mission combined modern technology with innate ingenuity, sparked by a passionate determination to get the gospel to those without Christ. In a nearby village, their wives waited to hear from them. The news they received all five missionaries had been murdered changed lives around the world forever.Written while she was still a missionary in South America and at the request of the men s families, "Through Gates of Splendor" was Elisabeth Elliot s personal account of the final mission of these five courageous men. Filled with quotations from letters, material from personal journals, a wealth of photographs, and an epilogue update, this reprint of the original hardcover edition tells a lasting story of God s grace, unconditional love, and great courage. This story inspired the 2006 box office hit "End of the Spear "and is sure to inspire the next generation of servant believers."
Elisabeth Elliot (born 1926) is a Christian author and evangelist. Her first husband, Jim Elliot, was killed in 1956 while attempting to make missionary contact with the Huaroni of eastern Ecuador. She later spent two years as a missionary to the tribe members who killed her husband. Returning to the United States after many years in South America, she became widely known as the author of over twenty books and as a speaker in constant demand.