Monday, January 14, 2019

Book Review - Made for the Journey by Elisabeth Elliot


In this deeply personal account of her first year as a missionary, Elisabeth Elliot shares the challenges she faced as she worked in the jungles of Ecuador to bring the Word of God to a people virtually untouched by the outside world. With fascinating detail, she captures the stark realities of life in the jungle, the difficulties she encountered while developing a written language for the tribe, and her confusion when God didn't "cooperate" with her efforts to accomplish what she believed was His will.

More than just a memoir, Made for the Journey is a beautifully crafted and deeply personal reflection on the important questions of life and a remarkable testimony to authentic Christian obedience to an unfathomable God.


Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015) was one of the most perceptive and popular Christian writers of the last century. The author of more than 20 books, including Passion and Purity and The Journals of Jim Elliot, Elliot offered guidance and encouragement to millions of readers worldwide.


This is a very interesting book and I learned a lot of things about Elisabeth Elliot that I never knew. I knew that she had done missionary work with her husband, Jim Elliot, but I did not know that she had done this on her own before she was married.

Her story is so inspiring as she takes us with her on her journey through Ecuador and the remote jungles to bring the Gospel of Jesus to those who had never heard it or who were just beginning to learn about God. Her specialty was language and she was going to write a Bible that the people of this remote jungle could have and read in their own tongue.

She goes with her friend by truck, horse, and more to get to the Indians in Ecuador. The living conditions are, in some cases, horrific! They have to haul water and live with the barest of necessaries. I love her enthusiasm as she goes through all these things to do what God has called her to do.

This book is really great and I love that it almost reads like a novel. It's a fairly fast read but an inspiring one and I enjoyed each and every moment of my time learning about Elisabeth's travels and experiences! I highly recommend this book and give it 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me by Revell Reads. I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.

Blessings - Julie

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