Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot
The Event That Shocked the World, Changed a People, and Inspired a Nation (Hendrickson Classic Biographies)

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Through Gates of Splendor is the true story of five young missionaries who were savagely killed while trying to establish communication with the Auca Indians of Ecuador. The story is told through the eyes of Elisabeth Elliot, the wife of one of the young men who was killed.
 

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Elisabeth Elliot (born 1926) is a Christian author and evangelist. Her first husband, Jim Elliot, was killed in 1956 while attempting to make missionary contact with the Huaroni of eastern Ecuador. She later spent two years as a missionary to the tribe members who killed her husband. Returning to the United States after many years in South America, she became widely known as the author of over twenty books and as a speaker in constant demand.
 
Published July 8, 2002 by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.. 274 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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In the early 1950's a group of young American missionaries and their families gradually gathered in the jungles of Ecuador to teach the savage tribes (Quichuas, the Jivaros, the Atshuaras) Christianity, and to help them with some of the 20th century's basic life-saving medicines.

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