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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,335 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elisabeth Elliot Narrator: Elisabeth Elliot Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538462379
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Shadow of the Almighty is a modern classic story of faithfulness, obedience, and martyrdom. It is the bestselling account of the martyrdom of Jim Elliot and four other missionaries at the hands of the Huaorani Indians in Ecuador.

“He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” So wrote Jim Elliot at age twenty-two, sweating over Greek roots and patristics at Wheaton College. “Seven years later,” writes his widow Elisabeth, “he and four other young men…sat together on a strip of white sand on the Curaray River, deep in Ecuador’s rain forest, waiting for the arrival of a group of men whom they loved, but had never met: savage Stone Age killers, men now known to all the world as Aucas.”

The circumstances of the death of these men are now known as one of the great missionary adventure stories of modern times. But this is the first account of the whole life of one of them, a life revealed in some of the most poignant and moving spiritual writings of our time. Shadow of the Almighty is a tremendous biography of an adventurous and inspirational life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Shadow of the Almighty is beautiful writing. But most important, it proves that Jesus Christ will bring bright creativity out of any shadow which might fall across any life and any love…if the life and love are under his redemptive touch.”

    Eugenia Price, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Elisabeth Elliot’s account is more than inspirational reading; it belongs to the very heartbeat of evangelic witness.”

    Christianity Today

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 2/20/2014

    " This was a re-read. This book moved me very much the first time I read it. I'd like to say it influenced me, but in the ten years or so since I read it first, my life hasn't showed any of its influence. It is still very challenging. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 2/20/2014

    " Inspirational journals of murdered missionary, Jim Elliot and his struggles and joys of serving Christ. A must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher | 1/31/2014

    " Read this in high school and was greatly impacted by Elliott's dedication and commitment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cor | 1/1/2014

    " I like that this book is mostly letters and journal entries from a real person rather than commentary romanticizing his life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig Bell | 1/1/2014

    " One of the best books I own. I am far more impressed with Jim Elliot's life than with his death. He cared most about loving and obeying his Lord - no matter what the cost. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 12/26/2013

    " This is one of my favorite missionary books. I was very convicted by his faith and life "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Feather | 12/19/2013

    " Just finished this yet again. Amazing and encouraging. 10.29.11 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samuel | 12/19/2013

    " Jim Elliot had the gift if faith. It was refreshing to read a man my own age with such a singular passion for Christ. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miranda | 12/18/2013

    " I think it would be safe to say that when I read this in high school, it changed my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 12/9/2013

    " One of my favorite books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Grant | 12/3/2013

    " Jim Elliot's Biography ended with the only a few scentences about his death by the Aucan Indians. His life was so completely given over to Christ that I only greived for a moment and then felt thankful for Jim's life and the God we serve. This book is for patient readers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 11/23/2013

    " This book astounded me. I think that's the only way I can describe it. To think that someone could really be so simply committed to God... astounding. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ebookwormy | 11/13/2013

    " This book was inspiring. Although I couldn't completely get over my lack of comfort with Elisabeth Elliott (she seems so rigid to me), it was worth the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicolle | 10/25/2013

    " Wonderfully profound, poetic, prayerful book - mostly excerpts from Jim Elliot's diaries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah A. | 10/14/2013

    " A powerful testament of a life "lived to the hilt" for the glory of God. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 10/7/2013

    " it's not a quick read, looking into the mind of a man who has that single-heartedness for God that many of us desire. throughout the book, i would reflect on my life, my thoughts, my actions, and where i am in my passion for the Lord, and for His Kingdom. definitely challenging and inspiring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chila Woychik | 3/21/2013

    " A gem. A forever book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adelita Baker | 1/17/2013

    " What an amazing Godly man Jim was! One truly seeking Christ in EVERYTHING! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 11/6/2012

    " Everyone I saw while I was reading this book knew all about it, because I kept bringing it up! Jim Elliot was an inspirational example of a life fully surrendered and fully lived. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cody Bell | 9/27/2012

    " One of my favorite books ever! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 4/28/2012

    " This book has challenged me to live wholly for Christ, in every way. A VERY good book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Tillman | 3/19/2012

    " Missionary martyr Jim Elliot finding the rest of the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen | 11/28/2011

    " Challenging, compelling, true story of a true heart for God. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Demetrius Rogers | 9/20/2011

    " Inspiring and full of pith, passion, and insight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brambly | 4/18/2011

    " A life-changing book for me. I read it while in college and it has echoed to me ever since. If I were naming most favorite books ever read, this would be #2, and Hinds Feet on High Places would be #1. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 4/7/2011

    " And how the Lord works... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marisa | 3/22/2011

    " He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose! Say no more! Passion in action! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 8/21/2010

    " Inspiring read of a man who chose to totally dedicate his life to spreading the gospel of Christ to a tribe in Ecuador that were knowing for killing "white men". He was willing to shed his blood to serve the Lord years before he was actually martyred. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 1/28/2010

    " Missionary martyr Jim Elliot finding the rest of the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 11/18/2009

    " it's not a quick read, looking into the mind of a man who has that single-heartedness for God that many of us desire. throughout the book, i would reflect on my life, my thoughts, my actions, and where i am in my passion for the Lord, and for His Kingdom. definitely challenging and inspiring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chila | 11/1/2009

    " A gem. A forever book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicolle | 10/21/2009

    " Wonderfully profound, poetic, prayerful book - mostly excerpts from Jim Elliot's diaries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 9/9/2009

    " This is one of my favorite missionary books. I was very convicted by his faith and life "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 9/2/2009

    " I could not get into this book! I tried! There were times I completely got what he was saying and enjoyed the book, other-times I was annoyed by him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/17/2009

    " i've already read a book similar to that one about Jim Elliot but i want to see if this will teach me some more
    T'was very good as seen previously. this is the point of view of his wife and it is very human rather than idealistic "

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About the Author
Author Elisabeth Elliot

Elisabeth Elliot, one of the outstanding women of present-day Christianity, has been a conference speaker and is an author of more than twenty books. Her titles include Passion and Purity, No Graven Image, These Strange Ashes, Be Still My Soul, The Path of Loneliness, Secure in the Everlasting Arms, and The Music of His Promises. She and her husband, Lars Gren, live in Magnolia, Massachusetts.