The Most Remarkable Woman I’ve Never Met (Or A Love Story, A Video, and A Giveaway)

Renee Ann Smith —  February 8, 2011 — 93 Comments

Elisabeth Elliot

Can someone you’ve never met so impact your life that you feel like you’ve known him or her forever? For me, the answer is yes. Why? Because of the influence one woman has had on my life from the time I became a Christian at age 16. Her name: Elisabeth Elliot . . . Actually, Elisabeth Howard Elliot Leitch Gren.

To me it seems that Elisabeth has lived through every possible season of life a woman could experience. She’s been married three times and widowed twice, yet has lived as a single woman for half of her 85 years.

She’s lived with her young daughter among a savage tribe of natives, walked jungle trails, met dignitaries and celebrities, taught

Elisabeth and daughter Valerie with the Auca women

college, helped translate an unwritten language, and been featured at women’s conferences. As an author she’s written about her firsthand experiences with loneliness, longing, heartbreak, passion, purity, and triumphant love.

Her life was part of a story that shook the world in 1956 when five young missionaries risked everything to preach Christ to the Auca Indians of Ecuador.

Though I’ve never met her, Elisabeth has made an indelible impression on me–especially during my first years as a Christian–through her books and personal testimony.

Elisabeth’s story began in 1926 when she was born to missionary parents. She grew up in a loving, Christian home and knew from a young age that God wanted her to be a missionary. She was quite, studious, serious, contemplative, and didn’t make friends easily. She was not a social butterfly. Not thought to be beautiful. Not into dating. And, of course, who should catch her eye but a handsome, athletic, popular boy–Jim Elliot.

Elisabeth Howard met Jim Elliot at Wheaton College in 1947. At first, he was really her brother’s friend.

Elisabeth wrote about those years in her book Passion and Purity: “There was a student on campus whom I had been noticing more and more. My brother Dave had been encouraging me to get acquainted with him. He and Dave were on the wrestling squad, so I went to a match, ostensibly to watch Dave. I found myself laughing with the crowd at Jim Elliot, the ‘India-rubber man,’ who could be tied in knots but could not be pinned.

I noticed Jim in the Foreign Missionary Fellowship—earnest, committed to missionary service, outspoken. I noticed him in dining hall lines with little white cards in his hand, memorizing Greek verbs or Scripture verses. I heard his name read out semester after semester in the honors convocation.

Jim Elliot

Finally Dave invited Jim to come home to New Jersey with us for Christmas vacation. We had long, long talks after the family went to bed. The more Jim talked, the more I saw that he fitted the picture of what I hoped for in a husband. He loved to sing hymns, and he knew dozens by heart. He loved to read poetry, loved to read it aloud. He was a real man, strong broadchested, unaffected, friendly, and—I thought—very handsome. He loved God. That was the supreme dynamic of his life. Nothing else mattered much by comparison.

He was a Greek major and so was I. After Christmas, I began to hope that he would sit by me in class once in a while. He did. He sat by me often, even when at times he had to trip over other people to get the seat. Was it possible? Could he be interested? My hopes rose, but very timidly.”

However, Elisabeth wanted to make sure that she did not step outside God’s will, and she knew she could not trust her emotions. She was afraid her feelings for Jim Elliot might conflict with God’s call on her life. Her advice for someone torn between two desires? “Discipleship usually brings us into the necessity of choice between duty and desire. They are not mutually exclusive, however. When our hearts are set on obedience, we can be sure of the needed wisdom to tell the difference between a conflict and a harmony.”

Eventually, as Elisabeth had hoped, Jim declared his feelings. This is how she recorded the occasion: “I looked up to see Jim sitting on a picnic table . . . he was swinging his legs and gazing at me. He jumped off the table and ran over to where I was . . . ‘Walk you home?’

“We walked half a block in silence. Then suddenly [he said,] ‘We’ve got to get squared away on how we feel about each other,’ Jim said. I was dumbfounded. No preliminaries, nothing. Just like that. Bang. The revelation I’d been hoping for–he had some feelings for me . . .

‘Feel about each other? You mean–‘

‘Come on, Bett. Don’t tell me you didn’t know I was falling in love with you?’

‘I noticed. I was afraid to believe my eyes. I told myself you couldn’t possibly be interested, let alone–‘

‘In love. That’s what I’m telling you.'”

But the longed-for conversation did not exactly go as planned. You see, Jim was called to pioneer missions and had become convinced that God wanted him to experience the

Elisabeth and daughter Valerie Elliot

mission field as a single man–maybe for a few short years. Or maybe for the rest of his life. He decided to wait on God’s leading. And only if God so led, would Jim ask Elisabeth to marry him.

Elisabeth wrote: “I began to learn to wait. Patient waiting does not come naturally to most of us, but a great deal is said about it in the Bible. It is an important discipline for anyone who wants to learn to trust.”

She shared the details of a difficult parting on the night before she and Jim left Wheaton to go their separate ways, not knowing if God would ever bring them back together:

“Jim and I walked to a cemetery and sat down on a stone slab. He spoke of a story he had read in his Bible study that morning–the story of Abraham’s offering up Isaac. ‘So I put you on the altar,’ he said.

Slowly we became aware that the moon, which had risen behind us, was casting the shadow of a stone cross on the slab between us.

We were silent for a very long time, pondering this undeniable sign.”

Jim and Elisabeth wedding photo

That was in 1949. After that night, Jim headed for his home in Oregon, and Elisabeth to a Bible college in Alberta, Canada. They wrote. They saw each other for a few brief visits. Months passed. Jim left for Ecuador in 1952–alone. And then, amazingly, God led Elisabeth to Ecuador, too. Even though they were miles apart, they were in the same country.

Finally in 1953, Jim felt God give him the go-ahead to propose . . . five years after the first time he’d said, “I love you.” But Jim had one condition: he wouldn’t marry Elisabeth until she learned the Quichua language!

If Jim sounds tough, he wasn’t. In her book Passion and Purity, Elisabeth shares Jim’s letters from those years they were apart. The letters are filled eloquent messages of love and longing. The book ends with a brief description of Elisabeth and Jim’s wedding supper, with Jim gazing at her across the candles at their table for two. She says of their honeymoon, “It was unspeakably worth the wait!”

A few years later, Jim and his four close friends and coworkers were gone–martyred by the Auca Indians.

Follow this link for part two of Elisabeth’s story.

And if you’re not familiar with the adventures of Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Pete Fleming, Roger Youderian, and Ed McCully, you’ll have the chance to read about them in a future post, also. Maybe a video excerpt from the documentary Beyond the Gates of Splendor will whet your appetite!

See Elisabeth for yourself: The video clip below is about 7 minutes long. The first minute or so is Elisabeth talking about Jim. Next, Dave Howard and Olive Fleming share memories of Jim. Then Dave and Mary Lou McCully talk about Jim’s best friend Ed. After that, the widows of the other fellows martyred in Operation Auca talk about what brought them to Ecuador. The last few minutes show Elisabeth (Betty Howard) and Jim getting married. (She’s in a blue suit.) The thumbnail showing a thin woman in a dark dress trailing a white handkerchief is also Elisabeth. Unfortunately, the video contains a few seconds of commercials which I was not able to delete.

Now it’s time for my Giveaway Trifecta!

I have three items to share with you, my lovely readers: Passion and Purity by Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me Be a Woman by Elisabeth Elliot, and a dvd of the movie version of Operation Auca, End of the Spear.

Steps to enter: Everyone who leaves a comment today will be entered in the giveaway. Name #1 will be drawn for the movie. Name #2 for Passion and Purity, and name #3 for Let Me Be a Woman. No mandatory entries and extra entries required this time.

But–if you like what you see and you’re new to my blog–I’d love for you to follow through my Facebook page here, Networked Blogs here, or Google Friend Connect (in the sidebar.)

What about you?

  • Is there someone you’ve never met who has made an impact on your life?
  • Was there something in your life you struggled to give up to God?
  • What experiences have you had with waiting on the Lord?
  • Do you have a unique courtship story to share?
  • Have you read any of Elisabeth’s books?
  • Are you familiar with Operation Auca and Jim Elliot?

Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

93 responses to The Most Remarkable Woman I’ve Never Met (Or A Love Story, A Video, and A Giveaway)

  1. Oh man… I own Passion and Purity and I love it! Let Me Be a Woman is on my wishlist though! If I win it…. I think I might squeal like a fangirl 😀 Elisabeth Elliot is such a role model!

    • Your comment made me laugh this morning, Ariel! Thanks for that. My copy of Passion and Purity is underlined and dog-eared. I never need a new one for myself because my copy falls open to all my favorite places. I also love several of her other books. I’ve heard Elisabeth speak briefly at a conference but wasn’t able to meet her. I definitely would’ve been squealing like a fangirl if I had :)

  2. Thank you for sharing some of Elisabeth’s amazing story! I read her book Quest for Love with my roommate last year for a book study. :)

    No need to enter me, but I just wanted to stop by and thank you for participating in the Season of Love Blog party! 😀

    ~Amber

  3. I’m so excited that you featured Elisabeth Elliot.
    Years ago I heard Elisabeth speak in person.
    I don’t know if I could have done what she has done.
    Elisabeth exemplifies a true trust in her LORD and Savior Christ Jesus.

  4. I have heard of End of the Spear and would LOVE to win it. Amazing story of love and devotion in going back to the place her husband was killed.

    • It’s a great movie, Linda! However, I think I love even more the documentary Beyond the Gates of Splendor. Unfortunately, I’m not giving that away today. Glad you stopped in to read and comment!

  5. Oh, I love the story of sacrifice. I love Elisabeth’s quotes about discipleship and waiting. This is so inspiring for all. I can’t wait to watch that video.

    I have read both of Elisabeth’s books, but I would love to enter for the DVD.

    Keep a Quiet Heart and Discipline also blessed and convicted me.

    julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

    • Those are two of my favorites! I read Keep a Quiet Heart at just the perfect time in my life because every part of it ministered to me. And I love watching Elisabeth and the other ladies talk in the video. They’re so lovely!

  6. Wow. That was beautiful. Thanks for sharing this amazing lady and how she inspired you with us :)

  7. Oh wow, thank you for sharing Elisabeth’s story! Brought tears to my eyes – such love and WHAT a witness! I would love to be entered into the drawing for either of the books. Thank you for the opportunity!

  8. I’ve seen “End of the Spear” and it is easily one of the best movies I have ever seen. Very, very powerful. I’ve read Passion and Purity, but not Let Me Be a Woman. These are all great books. I think Elizabeth has had a huge impact on Christian women everywhere!

  9. This blog was great! Thank you for sharing and showing a little bit of Elisabeth’s heart! I’ve never read either book noted here, and would enjoy being entered for both of them in hopes that I win either. Regardless, I will be looking for these and have added them to my book list.

  10. What a wonderful thing to come across this remarkable woman and her life story.
    I have never heard of her or her husband(Jim) and their work. Would be honored to win any of the 3.

  11. cool. I have some of her books. Love to win thanks.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  12. I’m so glad you are featuring her today! When we went on a field trip to Wheaton College, we got to see lots of pictures of her and Jim that are on display there. Their story is so incredible.

  13. Chris Loehmer Kincaid February 8, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    What an amazing story. I can’t wait for next week’s blog to read more about this special lady. I may have to do a web search. And then definitely get her books – unless I win one here!

  14. I too read the Eliots story when I was about 16! I loved it! I have seen excerpts from the movie, but never seen the whole thing. Amazing how God turned tragedy into forgiveness and triumph.

    • That’s neat, Julie, that we were both drawn to Elisabeth and Jim’s story at the same age! I guess their story sinks into your heart and changes you–no matter what season of life you’re in. Both the movie (End of the Spear) and the documentary (Beyond the Gates of Splendor) are great!

  15. That is so awesome! I can totally understand why you have been so impacted by her love and faith in the Lord. Thank you so much for this post. I can’t wait to read the second half! Much love. Janine

  16. Renee Ann, what a beautiful post for a wonderful story. I remember hearing about Jim Eliot and the others when I was in high school also. Their story is inspiring and it would be a blessing to receive one of you prizes.

    Thank you for sharing this, and for linking up to NOBH.

  17. what an inspiration elisabeth elliot is…

  18. Wow Renee Ann! You were right when you said that I would enjoy this post, I did! Thank you so much for sharing Elisabeth’s story, it’s truly an inspiration for all of us who think we’re waiting and waiting and waiting! LOL!

    XOXO~ Renee

  19. Wow, I read Passion and Purity in high school…what a fantastic story. I think any single woman should really read it. Actually, I’d probably enjoy reading it again.

    Is the movie End of the Spear about Jim Elliot? I’ve heard of that title, but I never knew what it was about.

    • I agree, Joy! End of the Spear focuses on the people in the Auca tribe whose lives were changed by the missionaries. But it also shows the missionaries as a group reaching out to the tribe. And then it shows the aftermath, where Elisabeth Elliot, Rachel Saint, and Steve Saint (son of one of the missionaries) go live with the tribe. It’s a great story! Very exciting. My students loved it.

  20. oh how i love this post. i love elisabeth elliot!

    too bad i couldnt view the video =( it says there are viewing restrictions when outside the US. huhu..

    nwey, nice post!

    • I know! EE’s the best! As for the video, can you access Hulu or some variation of it? I just Googled “View Beyond the Gates of Splendor Free” and clicked on sites until I found what I wanted.

  21. This is the first that I’ve heard of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot, but oh my goodness, that is an amazing life and an amazing story. I especially love the parts about “waiting on God” and “not wanting to make the wrong decision because of emotions.” I have only recently begun to really think about those two things, so it’s funny that you wrote about them. What a love…both for God and for each other. I can see why she’s touched your life. I need to do some reading!

    • I know what you mean, Lisha! (Is that what you prefer since you sign your posts that way?) I remember when someone shared with me the idea that right feelings will eventually follow right actions. It was a revelation! Not that I’ve conquered my wayward emotions; it’s a work in progress, I guess. And all of Elisabeth’s books are great reads. Amazon has a long list of them. Passion and Purity tells the story of their courtship. (Maybe you’ll win it here!) And Through Gates of Splendor describes their experiences on the mission field . . . So glad you stopped in!

  22. I’ve not read this author, nor seen this video, but would love to have any/all of them!
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  23. After Ariel’s comment, how could anyone NOT want to enter this giveaway!! 😉
    Elisabeth sounds like an amazing woman. I had never heard of her before this post, so I’ve never read any of her books, but I would love to.

  24. Hi Renee Ann,
    I hope it’s not too late to submit my comment and entry for your giveaway. I’ve never heard of the Elliot’s love story until I read about them on your blog posts! I am so interested in reading more about their lives, but I’m thinking I’ll just cry my eyes out from having EE take me on an emotional roller coaster with all the love, joy, hope, and tragedies that she faced in her lifetime! Thanks for sharing this post on NOBH!

    • Hi, Tracy! It’s not too late to enter. That’s how I feel about Elisabeth and Jim’s lives–like there was just something so special there that I can’t help but be touched by it in a very personal way. And her life experiences give her devotional books a deeper impact, too!

  25. What a beautiful story. So inspirational. It’s amazing how many wonderful women there are who do extraordinary things, and all we aspire to today is to be a housewife on reality TV.

  26. I couldn’t stream the video, not allowed in the UK I guess. I haven’t heard of this story and it sounds fascinating. Will be looking into it for my Kindle since I think I missed the deadline:(. What a great story. Can’t wait for part 2

    • You haven’t missed the deadline for entering, Anna-Marie. And I’m glad you stopped by! The documentary my video comes from is called Beyond the Gates of Splendor, and I found the full-length version for free at a couple of sites. Maybe you can find it somewhere. Her books Passion and Purity and Through Gates of Splendor tell the most details of their love story and lives as missionaries.

  27. Amy @ walking in his grace February 9, 2011 at 9:33 am

    I love Elisabeth Elliot’s story! A lot of the kids at the Christian school I used to volunteer teach at/my husband graduated from read her stuff as part of the curriculum. :) Great post! Definitely a blessing.

  28. Renee Ann, this is a beautiful post! Thank you so much for sharing about the life and love of Elisabeth Elliot! So inspirational it brought tears to my eyes. Their convictions convicted me – I know I need to learn patience, trust God more and lay certain things on the altar. I have Passion & Purity in my TBR stack and I’m looking forward to getting to it soon, especially after this post! But I would love to read Let Me Be a Woman! Thank you for the chance :)

    Blessings,
    Amanda
    mrose608{at}gmail{dot}com

    • I’m so glad you came to visit, Amanda! I’ll put you in the drawing for LMBAW, and I think you’ll love Passion and Purity. I’m not surprised Elisabeth’s testimony touched you because I’ve read your comments at others’ blogs and know you to be a woman after God’s own heart. Blessings!

      • Thank you, Renee Ann, that means so much to me :) And, I must say, every comment I’ve read of yours around the blogs has always blessed me. You put your heart in your words and shine a real love for Christ and others. Thanks for entering me and thank you for your sweet spirit and example :)

        Blessings,
        Amanda

  29. Great and inspiring post! Love this woman (even though I’ve never met her, either!)
    Would love to win any of the mentioned prizes….all so good. Thanks!

  30. I can not wait to read more about this amazing woman. I am putting those books on my wishlist and if I don’t win one of them, I will definitely buy them. What an amazing story.

  31. Renee Ann,

    I just HAD to share this with you. After reading your post I started homeschool with the kids. We’re reading Missionary Stories with the Millers and I didn’t even know that Jim Elliot was the reading for that day! What a blessing!

  32. Thank you for sharing this information about Elisabeth Elliot. I’ve read several of her books and a book about Nate Saint, “Jungle Pilot.” I think she also had a radio program for awhile that I listened to. She is such a great role model of a godly woman. It would be a privilege to win her books and the movie.

    • I’ve read Nate Saint’s book, too. And End of the Spear is based on a book his son Steve wrote. Steve returned to the tribe as an adult, and he and his kids lived with them. And Elisabeth did have a radio show and a newsletter for a while . . . Glad you stopped by, Pam!

  33. not sure if you didn’t want comments after the date stated, but would love to be entered ~ used to hear Elisabeth on radio daily & rcvd her newsletter for years. you did a great post. thank you “)

    • Of course, you can be entered! I’ve read transcripts of some of the radio shows. And her newsletters are still archived on her site–so I’ve read a bunch of those and loved them . . . Thanks for coming by!

  34. What an amazing and bitter-sweet story! I know very little of the young men martyred by the Auca Indians and would love to learn more.

    • Theirs is an inspiring story, Alisa! I wish I had enough copies of books to share with everyone who comments instead of just a few “winners.” BTW, besides the books I’m giving away, the book Through Gates of Splendor and the documentary Beyond the Gates of Splendor give great details on their lives and ministry.

  35. Oh, I have love, love, loved Elisabeth Elliott, too, for so long! Thank you for sharing her in this way. She, too, has impacted my life in such a special way…especially during my college and subsequent single “adult” years following. She is a powerful role model in the consistency and tenacity in which she loves Jesus!

    • Lindsey, I so enjoyed visiting your blog! What an interesting history you have from your years on the mission field to your time in the states and today’s adventures. Thanks for stopping in to share our love of EE. Blessings!

  36. I really enjoyed reading about how Elisabeth Elliot inspired you! My brother got to hear one of the Auca Indians speak once at Liberty University and was so impressed with their story. Elisabeth’s faith has always amazed me!

    Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party! Have fun finding some new reads, and I hope you’ll come back and visit Serenity Now again soon. :)

    • That’s so neat about your brother, Amanda! I know Steve Saint (father was killed by the Aucas) sometimes travels with a man from the tribe for speaking engagements. I love your idea of a Weekend Bloggy Reading party! And you have a great blog. I’m glad to be following.

  37. I just came across your entry while doing a little research on the timeline of Elisabeth’s life for our youth group girls. Your words might as well have been mine! She is truly a treasure and gift to so many of us women (and men!). She autographed my personal journal and that page is a source of inspiration for me to follow God in obedience. Even now as a wife & mom of 2 (far beyond the 17 yr old I was when I first read her book!), her words never cease to touch my heart.

    Thank you for the beautiful entry and your wonderful insights! (Passion & Purity and Quest for Love are my favorites!)

    • Hi, Kelly! It’s always great to “meet” another Elisabeth fan because I know we’d have so many life priorities in common. How fun that she signed your journal! About 5 years back, I actually wrote her a few letters, to which she responded. Her answers were typed, except for a small, neat signature. So glad you shared your experience here. I hope you’ll come back to visit my blog in future :)

  38. As I mentioned to Val today, she has touched many lives, so has her father Jim. I never realized just how much until I added the interview with Val on my blog. I get nonstop request of people wanting to know how the family is doing.

    She is loved!!!

  39. Elisabeth Elliot is forever in my heart. I listened to her on radio for years. She touched my soul and taught me so much. I had the privilege of going to one of conferences in Ellicott City, MD around 1990 -1991. She is very precious to me.

  40. Whew, lots of comments! I’m a young guy but I love Elisabeth Elliot. I wish she was still able to speak and do conferences. I’ve read all her Jim Elliot books and have Passion & Purity on my read list for this year.

  41. I really enjoyed reading your post. When I first read Elisabeth Elliot’s book Passion and Purity I was blown away by it. I couldn’t believe that such a love story existed. I am a single lady headed to the mission field myself. It has been hard wondering if I am to remain single the rest of my life but remembering Elisabeth and Jim’s story causes me to hope. She (Elisabeth) has led such a fulfilling and exciting life. I have also read Quest for Love, as well as her Let Me Be A Woman, and These Strange Ashes.

  42. Some years ago I attended a Bible Conference with a group of ladies from a church where I served as Secretary. Elizabeth’s daughter, Valerie, was one of the speakers. I was amazed with her youth, vitality and motherhood. I listened to her story of her parents, the time she spend in the “jungle” with her Mom and the very people who killed her Dad. She spoke of her up-bringing and opportunities with such passion and the fact that her children were being raised in a different world/culture and the unfortunate disadvantages. As soon as I returned home I “sought and bought” Elizabeth’s books… “Through Gates of Splendor” and “The Savage, My Kinsman”. Every now and then I seek news of her on the internet, and tonight I happily happened upon your blog. Elizabeth is also to me a heroine and the most remarkable woman I never met. Thank you for a wonderful “good night story”. I shall sleep well.

  43. Renee….I have loved Elisabeth Elliot ever since I became a committed Christian well over 40 years ago. Her life reflects what it is to be totally in the Lord’s will. Her books…the films…her speaking continue to effect the lives of millions. Most can only hope to have been of some importance to God’s kingdom……Elisabeth has given us a terrific example to follow! Blessings!

  44. Though Gates of Splendor impacted my life back in 1972 in an incredible God moment, redefining my life , my future, my marriage, I married a wonderful man but this year, he died – 15 th September from bone cancer.n is Elizabeth Elliott still alive. I would love to write to her and tell her, and also ask if I could use quotes from that book in my own story to my family.
    Barbara McKay
    Sunshine State, Queensland
    Australia .

  45. Beloved Elisabeth passed away today (June 15, 2015), at 88. I shared my story of meeting her while a student at Gordon College. She had a profound influence on my life, too, shaping my spiritual growth.
    http://singlemomfaith.com/2015/06/15/rest-in-peace-elisabeth-elliot-gren/

  46. Thank you for sharing this loving memorial of Elizabeth Elliot with us here at Tell me a Story. I knew about the missionaries who were martyred, but not how Jim and Elizabeth met and eventually married. Her life was truly amazing how she could return and minister to those who killed her husband. What an example she was for us today. I loved the fact that he told her like Abraham, he was putting her on the alter of sacrifice.

  47. Thanks for sharing this review of a great resource.

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