Valerie Elliot Shepard – Devotedly

Their paths to Gods purpose led them together.

Many know the heroic storyof Jim Elliots violent death in 1956, killed along with four other missionaries by a primitive Ecuadorian tribe they were seeking to reach. Many also know 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 many dont know is the remarkable story of how these two stalwart personalities – single-mindedly devoted to pursuing Gods will for their young lives, certain their future callings would require them to sacrifice forever the blessings of marriage – found their hearts intertwined. Their paths to Gods purpose led them together.

Now, for the first time, their only child – daughter Valerie Elliot Shepard – unseals never-before-published letters and private journals that capture in first-person intimacy the attraction, struggle, drama, and devotion that became a most unlikely love story.

Riveting for old and young alike, this moving account of their personal lives shines as a gold mine of lived-out truth, hard-fought purity, and an insiders view on two beloved Christian figures.

Author: Valerie Elliot Shepard
Narrator: Nan McNamara
Duration: 13 hours 36 minutes
Released: 19 Feb 2005
Language: English

User Review:

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I was very glad to learn more about Jim and Elizabeth Elliot’s relationship and how their love for each other developed and grew. Their commitment to God is a challenge to believers. At time, the book was hard to listen to because of the format of being a journal rather than a narrative. After finishing the book, I feel both of them are more real to me as people.