Elisabeth Elliot

Elisabeth Elliot’s inspirational accounts of her husband’s death as a missionary in Ecuador in the 1950s, Through the Gates of Splendor and Shadow of the Almighty, became evangelical staples. Elliot went on to write about faith and womanhood and hosted a Christian radio show. After years of suffering from dementia, she died in 2015 at age 88.

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Elisabeth Elliot Passes Through Gates of Splendor
Missionary Pioneer Elisabeth Elliot Passes Through Gates of SplendorSubscriber Access Only
Books by widow of martyred Jim Elliot were staples in many evangelical homes.
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Elisabeth Elliot's Strong Views Were Not About Women Only
Elisabeth Elliot's Strong Views Were Not About Women OnlySubscriber Access Only
Swimming against the stream is always hard. An interview with Elisabeth Elliot.
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  • A New Set of Spotlights on Elisabeth Elliot
    A New Set of Spotlights on Elisabeth Elliot
    What we learn about her life and work from two releases of previously unpublished writings.
  • Missionary Opponents Misunderstand the Waorani Mission. So Do Evangelicals.
    Missionary Opponents Misunderstand the Waorani Mission. So Do Evangelicals.Subscriber Access Only
    Some revere Jim Elliot and his friends as martyrs. Others revile them as oppressors. Both sides have an incomplete picture.
  • Noteworthy Deaths of 2015: Elisabeth Elliot, Robert Schuller, Andrae Crouch, and More
    Noteworthy Deaths of 2015: Elisabeth Elliot, Robert Schuller, Andrae Crouch, and MoreSubscriber Access Only
    Here are the Christian leaders lost last year that CT readers mourned most.
  • Farewell to the Missionary Hero
    Farewell to the Missionary HeroSubscriber Access Only
    How candid confessions of failure and frustration found their way into stories from the field.
  • What Elisabeth Elliot Taught Me about Longing
    What Elisabeth Elliot Taught Me about LongingSubscriber Access Only
    For this 21st-century single, her ‘Passion and Purity’ has stood the test of time.
  • Kay Warren Remembers the ‘Radical Obedience’ of Elisabeth Elliot
    Kay Warren Remembers the ‘Radical Obedience’ of Elisabeth ElliotSubscriber Access Only
    Elliot was a spiritual mentor for a generation of Jesus Freaks.
  • The Ones Who Are Left
    The Ones Who Are LeftSubscriber Access Only
    A personal account of what happens when death takes away a loved one and of what resources are available to the Christian for dealing with the emptiness.
  • No Disappointment in Jesus?
    No Disappointment in Jesus?Subscriber Access Only
    A case for letdowns.