Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot

by Elisabeth Elliot
Hendrickson Classic Biographies

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Retail: $19.95
Size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 351
Pub Date: 2015
ISBN: 9781619708075
ISBN-13: 9781619708075
Item Number: 708075

Product Description

Shadow of the Almighty is a modern classic story of faithfulness, obedience, and martyrdom. It is the best-selling account of the martyrdom of Jim Elliot and four other missionaries at the hands of the Huaorani Indians in Ecuador.

Shadow of the Almighty has inspired Christians since its first publication in 1958. Elisabeth Elliot makes full use of Jimís revealing diaries to fill in the details of a life completely committed to Godís service.

This story was reintroduced to todayís audiences in 2006 thanks to the release of the film, End of the Spear, which tells for the first time the killings from the perspective of the Huaorani.


Hendrickson Classic Biographies feature enduring stories about real people whose lives have been touched and transformed by God, and who in turn have touched others with Godís love. Each story has been carefully selected, gently edited if necessary, and freshly typeset, making every accountóbe it ancient or contemporaryóa compelling read. Great lives reaching across the ages to touch lives today, encouraging, challenging, and inspiring.

Author Bio

Elisabeth Elliot (born 1926) is a Christian author and evangelist. Her first husband, Jim Elliot, was killed in 1956 while attempting to make missionary contact with the Huaroni of eastern Ecuador. She later spent two years as a missionary to the tribe members who killed her husband. Returning to the United States after many years in South America, she became widely known as the author of over twenty books and as a speaker in constant demand.