Lesson 1 (from Prologue)
Jim Elliot's biography is not only based on memories, but also extensive journal entries and letters to friends and family. It is the story of one young man's journey from birth, to following Jesus Christ at a young age that leads him on a journey of faith that eventually carries him to the mission field where he sacrifices his life for his faith. The objective of this lesson is a discussion on the literary genre, biography.
1) Class discussion: Ancient biographies are narrative carvings and hieroglyphic inscriptions on Egyptian tombs and temples. By the 20th century and the work of Freud, biographies began to psychoanalyze the subject. Modern day films and television retrace, although often in a romanticized fashion, the paths to success taken by men of intelligence and character. Which of the three types of biographies do you believe this book will follow? What supports...
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