Made for the Journey: One Missionary's First Year in the Jungles of Ecuador by Elisabeth Elliot
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It was very intriguing to read about Elisabeth Elliot's first year in Ecuador. I was especially interested in her linguistic work to make an alphabet for the Colorado people where she lived. It was neat to see how she took her limited linguistic training and found a bilingual person to help her make a phonemic and then phonetic alphabet for an unwritten language. I also was interested to learn about the way they lived and what they ate. My grandmother grew up in South America on the mission field so it was neat to compare what my family's background was with that of Elliot's in Ecuador. I did not enjoy the stories of the bugs, bats, and other parts of nature that they endured - but it sure does make me thankful for my cozy bed.
More than anything I love how Elliot always looks to what God's plan is for her life, her sufferings, and her longings. She endured a lot during her first year in Ecuador and after that as well. Her character is something to be admired.
I grew up on missionary books from my church and this one reminded me why I loved them so much. I love reading stories of people who gave up everything to serve the Lord no matter the cost.
I received an advanced copy of this book through the publisher, Revell. This is my honest review.
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