I just received this book in the mail today! I haven't read it since I was 13 or 14. I also read the account of his life and death in "Through Gates of Splendor" around the same time. Shortly after reading these books I felt God calling me to surrender everything to Him - even to a fate like theirs. The story of Jim Elliot has impacted my life like no other Christian biography. I cannot wait to recount my early teenage years as I re-read this book! I know that God will use it in a new way in my life!
"God, I pray Thee, light these idle sticks of my life and may I burn for Thee. Consume my life, my God, for it is Thine. I seek not a long life, but a full one, like you, Lord Jesus." - Jim Elliot
I pray this for my life as well. I want to live as he did - completely consumed by Jesus Christ.