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Through Gates of Splendor Audiobook

Through Gates of Splendor

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The unforgettable true story of five men who braved Auca lances. This edition includes a follow-up chapter that will give listenerss a unique perspective. Five men entered the jungle in search of a savage tribe . . . and never returned.

In January 1956, a tragic story flooded headlines around the world. Five men, spurred by a passion to share the good news of Jesus Christ, ventured deep into the jungles of Ecuador. Their goal: to make contact with an isolated tribe whose previous response to the outside world had been to attack all strangers.

Through Gates of Splendor, the story of Nate Saint, Roger Youderian, Ed McCully, Pete Fleming, and Jim Elliot, was first recorded in 1956 by Jim's widow, Elisabeth. Decades later, its story of unconditional love and complete obedience to God still inspires new readers. This edition contains subsequent developments in the lives of the families and the Waodani tribe.

©1981 Elisabeth Elliot; (P)2008 christianaudio.com

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    Kent Lake Zurich, IL, USA 02-06-09
    Kent Lake Zurich, IL, USA 02-06-09 Member Since 2001
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    "Compelling and Authentic"

    I first read this book nearly 30 years ago as a High School student, it challenged me and changed my life. Through Gates of Splendor introduced me to the idea that vision, preparation, and sacrifice, anchored in a profound love for God can in fact change the world. I am still blown away by the honesty of Elizabeth Elliot's writing. She so vividly portrays the youthful zeal and ultimate hopefulness of these men right up to the unimaginable moment of their death. Their passion to reach the lost in the jungles of Ecuador 50 years ago still serves as profound inspiration for Christians today. The Christian community now faces the challenge of reaching multitudes locked behind a religious veil who have never heard of the great love Jesus demontrated on the cross. It will take a new generation willing to prepare and sacrifice to reach them. Thankfully we have this example of authentic faith to provoke us in prayer and action. It was a true pleasure to hear the words of this compelling story so wonderfully narrated by Marguerite Gavin.

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    Eric & Hayley Krahwinkel 06-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The Narrator takes away from the story"

    I'm SOOO SAD about the narrator. The story is incredible. It's so distracting 😞 to listen to the narrator and really takes away from the story.

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    Briley ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States 05-10-13
    Briley ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States 05-10-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Storis are sometimes more wonderful when true."
    If you could sum up Through Gates of Splendor in three words, what would they be?

    Powerful, pure, passionate.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Through Gates of Splendor?

    The vivid word pictures used to pain the jungle landscape were always breathtaking. Also, action scenes of landing the plane on a wing and a prayer were great too.


    Have you listened to any of Marguerite Gavin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. She isn't my favorite. Something about her voice grates on my nerves. But she did an ok job and I'd listen to it again.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan QUEMADO, NM, United States 11-12-12
    Susan QUEMADO, NM, United States 11-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A must read--true devotion"

    Elisabeth tells this story so well. I happen to find Marguerite's voice less than pleasing, but she reads well and after a bit I no longer noticed the voice as the story caught me.

    This was an awesome story which brought tears to my eyes at many points. I especially enjoyed Elisabeth's thoughts in the first and second epilogues.
    What commitment and trust all these folks have! They have had tremendous impact on an entire generation of this world.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra 05-23-12
    Sandra 05-23-12 Member Since 2012

    I was educated into oblivion but have overcome and am having a wonderful life

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    "great insight into an epic story"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Insight into each missionary's past and their hopes and fears are all spelled out. No romanticizing here.


    What does Marguerite Gavin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her tendency to sound like an automaton when she was reading the men's diary excerpts was offputting. I was always thrown off by the "I'll now sound like a matter of fact man's thoughts".


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I appreciate Elliot's second epilogue where she says it's not really cut and dried regarding the whys and wherefores of what happened-- the truth was that some good things came of it and some bad things came of it. God's word and salvation brought, but also diseases introduced, etc.
    Amazing that she can live with God's truth and know that she'll need to learn from Him why He led them the way that He did.


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    Michelle 10-19-16
    Michelle 10-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    This was a wonderful book that was excellently written. I was both inspired and encouraged by the depth of their faith in God and how they changed the world around them.

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    The Nealy Family Lafayette, LA 04-29-16
    The Nealy Family Lafayette, LA 04-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fabulous Story.... Meh Narrator"

    This story is one filled with passion and fire of individuals that are filled with a burning need to follow their Calling. The narrator read the story as tho it were a news report at 5:00. If you can get past the hum drum voice, you will be reward and inspired.

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    Catherine 11-30-15
    Catherine 11-30-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Inspiring"

    I loved the book. It's a wound book about God and never giving up. The book made me cry at the end, and I don't cry much!

    I do not recommend this book to Anyone under the age of 9

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    Theresa Dennison fairmont, wv United States 10-29-15
    Theresa Dennison fairmont, wv United States 10-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great!"

    Wow. I have never underlined in a book so much. The story, the wording, the compassion shown. All of it is so wonderful. DEFINITELY recommend reading (listening to) this book. The narrator was also great;
    I love that they chose a woman to read it (since it is in first person, Elisabeth Elliot speaking).

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    Paul ST BONIFACIUS, MN, United States 10-27-15
    Paul ST BONIFACIUS, MN, United States 10-27-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Very moving"

    I love thus narrative of passion for the gospel and willing to sacrifice all for Christ. Reminds and convicts me of where my priorities are and adjusts my perspective.

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