Jim Elliot: He Is No Fool - Torch Bearers (Howat)

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Jim Elliot had a loving wife, a beautiful little girl, and a reason for real joy. God had called him to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the Auca Indians. The love of Christ not only thrilled him but also gave him peace. Jim would spend the rest of his life bringing Jesus to the lost Aucas ... but the rest of Jim's life was only a matter of months.

Persecution and death are a reality for many Christians today. Jim Elliot and four other young men died in the middle of doing God's work. The very people they had come to rescue came out against them with machetes and clubs. Jim had realised for quite some time what serving God really meant. There is nothing that is worth more than Jesus - not even your life. 'He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.

This is the story of Jim's love for a fighting people and of his fight for a loving God.

When his life ended, the work went on and many of the Auca Indians today have the same reason that Jim Elliot had for real joy.

Included in this book are a map, timeline and information on Ecuador. 


Table of Contents: 

  1. Aeroplanes and Bridges
  2. Family Roots and Vegetable Shoots
  3. The Stamp Man
  4. Onwards and Upwards
  5. A Near Miss
  6. Off to College!
  7. Summer in Mexico
  8. Elisabeth
  9. Graduation and Beyond
  10. The Waiting Time
  11. To Ecuador
  12. New Directions
  13. The End and the New Beginnings



Irene Howat is an award-winning author and a talented artist in Ayrshire, Scotland. She is married to a retired minister and they have a grown up family. She especially enjoys receiving letters and replies to all of them; check out her new stories at www.story-a-month-club.org.uk.



"I've had feedback from several readers which says this is the best book that Irene Howat has ever written. On that basis alone you should get this book. 

Catherine MacKenzie, Author and CF4K Editor