Monday, February 28, 2011

Consumed: Jim Elliot

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.


Emma said...

ah, i love your blog so much! i read books and re read books like none other, i swear! i havent read either of the books that you mentioned but i'll have to make a trip to the bookstore and look into them - and again, lovelovelove your blog!

Bree Rosalie said...

I have never read that book, but plan on reading it soon. :)


Jennifer said...

Oh, trust me - they are totally worth the read! Elizabeth Elliot wrote these books after her husband died trying to bring the gospel to an unreached people in South America. You won't regret reading this story!

SavedthruLove said...

This is something I pray for as well in my personal life. I know Christ has much in store for His creation when they are willing to be consumed completely by HIM. Praise God for a book that gets our Spirits to ignite aflame within us!

I love His prayer too!! So beautiful and well put. Every Christian should pray this.


arielle said...

i loved reading "through the gates of splendor" i read it around the same age. i also love the book full of jim elliot's journal writings- a-mazing. :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great book.

A couple of years ago, Steven Curtis Chapman wrote a song that included in the background, the chanting(?) of one of the indians from the tribe that murdered Jim. They had come to know the Lord as a result of his sacrifice, and selflessness.

Eager to hear your thoughts on the book, and your takes on it.


Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

seems like a great and inspirational book!

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

This looks like a wonderful and inspiring book to read!
<3Chelsea Elizabeth

Mimi said...

this is inspiring! i think i've heard of this book from one of my high school religion teachers. :)

<3, Mimi


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