Shadow of the Almighty - Sheep—Destined for the Altar Summary & Analysis

Elisabeth Elliot
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Sheep—Destined for the Altar Summary and Analysis

At the conclusion of the year 1948, Jim goes to the Student Missionary Convention at the University of Illinois. While he experiences a sense of the Lord's presence changing his life, he also senses a lack of zeal within attendees at the Missionary Convention. He mourns the unfulfilled potential of reaching the world because time is wasted analyzing, arguing and discussing instead of acting. Jim walks away from the Convention with a peace regarding doing pioneer Indian work. "[. . .] I'm quite at ease about saying that tribal work in the South American jungle is the general direction of my missionary purpose." (p. 88) This presents some resolution to Jim Elliot's inner conflict as he settles on pioneer Indian work as his missionary purpose. However, no sooner is this resolution presented when tension is raised...

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