Early Family Years: Love, Order, & Values Instilled
School Years: Boarding School, Heart for Missions, & Love Awakens
Missionary Years: Mission Field, Marriage, Motherhood, & Gain through Loss
January 8, 1956
This Sunday morning, members of the Waodani tribe return to “Palm Beach” with spears. They attack & kill all 5 missionaries: Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Roger Youderian, Pete Fleming, and Ed McCully.
Elisabeth writes Through Gates of Splendor.
Elisabeth, Valerie, & Rachel Saint (Nate Saint’s sister) learn the Huao language & travel into the jungle to live with the Waodani people. Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot is published.
Early Writing Years: Revival, Return to the States, & Remarriage
The Savage My Kinsman is published.
No Graven Image is published.
Writing & Teaching Years: Love, Loss, & Gain
September 19, 1973
Elisabeth’s second husband, Addison Leitch, dies of cancer. God’s Guidance: A Slow and Certain Light is published.
Valerie marries Walter Shepard.
These Strange Ashes is published, & Elisabeth serves as a contributor to the New International Version of the Bible (NIV).
Let Me Be a Woman is published.
The Journals of Jim Elliot is published.
Early Public Speaking Years: Writing, Traveling, & Radio
Elisabeth is appointed writer-in-residence at Gordon College in MA. The Mark of a Man is published.
Discipline: The Glad Surrender is published.
Passion and Purity is published.
A Lamp Unto My Feet is published.
A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael is published.
Fall of 1988
Elisabeth begins hosting a daily radio program Gateway to Joy on Back to the Bible.
Traveling Years: Writing, Lecturing, & Ministering Around the World
A Path Through Suffering is published.
Sunset Years: Season of Retirement & Fading Memory
August 31, 2001
Final episode of Gateway to Joy radio program is broadcast.
Be Still My Soul is published.
Suffering is Never For Nothing is published posthumously. Valerie Elliot Shepard has her parents letters published in Devotedly: The Personal Letters and Love Story of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot.
September 15, 2020
Ellen Vaughn’s authorized biography of Elisabeth, Becoming Elisabeth Elliot, is published.