“Made for the Journey” by Elizabeth Elliot


“In her first year as a missionary to a small group of native women in the Ecuadorian jungle, Elisabeth Elliot faced physical and spiritual trials. In Made for the Journey, Elliot captures the mysteries and stark realities surrounding the colorful and primitive world in which she ministered. More than just a recounting of her early days, this is a beautifully crafted and deeply personal reflection on the important questions of life and a remarkable testimony to authentic Christian obedience to God.”

Elisabeth Elliot is a name that is known and loved among most Christians today so when I got this opportunity to read and review one of her books, I jumped at it and I am so thankful that I did. Mrs. Elliot’s writing style is so straightforward, commonsense, and yet incredibly engaging. The emotions she expresses and the everyday events (everyday for a missionary, that is :-)) that she describes are so relatable. Funny and sad, difficult and encouraging, she experiences the gamut of emotion. And then the spiritual truths she brings out and the lessons she learns during this time were so apt not only for me, but I would say for every believer in their Christian walk. The lesson of living each day by faith, trusting that the Lord knows best and will faithfully lead us on the path that will be the best for us and bring the most glory to Him. I cannot recommend this book highly enough! Just go read it for yourself.

I will say that Mrs. Elliot does not use the KJV exclusively which is my preference.

*Disclaimer: I received a free paperback of this from Revell in exchange for my honest review.

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