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These Strange Ashes: Is God Still in Charge?

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In her first year as a missionary to a small group of native women in the Ecuadorian jungle, Elisabeth Elliot faced physical and spiritual trials. In These Strange Ashes, Elliot captures the mysteries and stark realities surrounding the colorful and primitive world in which she ministered. More than just a recounting of her early days, this is a beautifully crafted and deeply personal reflection on the important questions of life and a remarkable testimony to an authentic ...
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Overview

In her first year as a missionary to a small group of native women in the Ecuadorian jungle, Elisabeth Elliot faced physical and spiritual trials. In These Strange Ashes, Elliot captures the mysteries and stark realities surrounding the colorful and primitive world in which she ministered. More than just a recounting of her early days, this is a beautifully crafted and deeply personal reflection on the important questions of life and a remarkable testimony to an authentic Christian commitment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800759957
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 821,877
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Elisabeth Elliot, one of the outstanding women of present-day Christianity, has been a conference speaker and is an author of over twenty books. Her titles include Passion and Purity, No Graven Image, Be Still My Soul, The Path of Loneliness, Secure in the Everlasting Arms, The Music of His Promises, and Keep a Quiet Heart. She and her husband, Lars Gren, live in Magnolia, Massachusetts.
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Table of Contents

Preface 9
1. The Way In 13
2. A Missionary House 23
3. A Missionary Journey 29
4. San Miguel de los Colorados 35
5. A Jungle Home 41
6. A Church, a School, and a Language 45
7. Jungle Housekeeping 53
8. An Unwritten Language 59
9. The Neighbors 69
10. Jungle Trails 75
11. Distractions 83
12. Birth and Death 91
13. Times and Seasons 97
14. The Life Around Us 105
15. A Fishing Expedition 111
16. A Fish or a Scorpion 119
17. My Wellbeloved's Leisure 129
18. An Alphabet for Tsahfihki 133
19. The End of the Matter 143
Epilogue 149
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