Shadow of the Almighty - Impelled by These Voices Summary & Analysis

Elisabeth Elliot
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Impelled by These Voices Summary and Analysis

God answers Jim's prayers regarding attending the Summer Institute of Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma. Obedience to God's guidance keeps him on track. "Decisions of course must be made, but as in the railroad, so in life—a block signal, a crisis, is lighted only where there is specific need." (p. 128). The program lasts 10 weeks, and Jim learns how to write and analyze unwritten languages along with hundreds of other students. Phonetics proves easy for him as he has a natural ability to mimic accents. One special project allows each student to practice their skills one-on-one. Jim works with a fellow missionary from the Quichuas of the jungles of Ecuador. In dealing with this man, Jim first hears of the Aucas. He becomes excited over the prospect of reaching a tribe untouched by...

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