A Personal Look at Elisabeth Elliot’s First Year on the Mission Field – Guest Review by Hayley

“Made for the Journey” by renowned missionary and author Elisabeth Elliot is the story of this brave woman’s “first year in the jungles of Ecuador”.  This memoir recounts in great detail the beginning of Elisabeth’s life on the mission field.

The mission field is not for the faint of heart.  That is made abundantly clear in “Made for the Journey”.  Incredible challenges, hardships, disappointments, and cultural barriers had to be overcome in order to spread the Gospel to the remote regions of South America, and the stories in this book clearly demonstrate the perseverance required by those who are called to the difficult life of serving on the mission field.  

This book will be of interest to many people, and I would perhaps suggest using it as a supplemental read for those who are studying missionaries, and/or South America.  Many interesting facts about the land and culture of South America are included in this very detailed and personal first-hand account.  A word of caution though, the many details included in the stories can be geared towards more mature readers.

While not a thick book, “Made for the Journey” is filled with inspiring stories will intrigue many people, and especially those with an interest in the mission field.

I am grateful to have received a copy of this book, free of charge, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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