Their shared vision for God's purpose brought them together.
Many know of the heroic story of Jim Elliot's violent death in 1956, when he was killed along with four other missionaries by a primitive Ecuadorian tribe they were trying to reach. Many also know about the prolific legacy of Elisabeth Elliot, whose inspiring influence on generations of believers through print, broadcast, and personal testimony continues to resonate, even after her own death in 2015.
What isn't widely known is the remarkable story of how these two strong personalities found their hearts intertwined. They shared a similar single-minded devotion to pursuing God's will for their young lives, and were certain their future callings would require them to sacrifice the blessings of marriage forever. However, their paths to God's purpose is ultimately what led them together.
Now, for the first time, Valerie Elliot Shephard, their only child, reveals never-before-published letters and private journals that capture the attraction, struggle, drama, and devotion that became a most unlikely love story. Experience this moving story told through an intimate first-person perspective.
This moving account of their personal lives shines as a gold mine of lived-out truth, hard-fought purity, and an insider’s view on two beloved Christian figures.