Shadow of the Almighty - Degree of A.U.G. Summary & Analysis

Elisabeth Elliot
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Degree of A.U.G. Summary and Analysis

The title of this chapter sums up the theme. A.U.G. stands for "approved unto God." Young Jim Elliot enters Wheaton College in 1945 with clear goals to stay wholly committed to God. His singleness of purpose includes a regular prayer life and time in the Word even amid classes and assignments. Even his eating habits reflect his goals. He chooses fresh fruits and vegetables and limits his starches and desserts. His reason is not only to prepare for wrestling but also to "preserve a rugged body for missionary work in the future." (p. 38) He greets workers in the cafeteria in a friendly manner, but considers social events to be a distraction from his purpose. In a letter home, he exhorts his sister to begin each day with prayer and time in the...

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