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 These Strange Ashes, 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 an authentic Christian commitment.
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There are insights here concerning the nature of radical Christian discipleship that apply to us all, wherever we are. Painful issues and hard questions are faced unflinchingly, and a profound but eminently down to earth faith in God is portrayed. Humorous in places and easy to read, this book is well worth getting.”
Chief Executive of Shaftesbury Society
“No one has had a greater impact on my spiritual development than Elisabeth Elliot. . . . May her experiences–and her confident conclusion–strengthen you for your journey as they have strengthened mine.”
Cofounder of Saddleback Church and author of Choose Joy