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This is the story of Jim Elliot, a Christian missionary who died for his beliefs. Read about his life and what he did to inspire others.
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About Jim Elliot

birth of the author

October 8, 1927

death of the author

January 8, 1956

country of the author


education of the author

Benson Polytechnic H.S.

religion of the author



The will of God is always a bigger thing than we bargain for, but we must believe that whatever it involves, it is good, acceptable and perfect. — Jim Elliot

Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God. — Jim Elliot

Wherever you are, be all there! Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God. — Jim Elliot

Jim practiced what he preached when he wrote in his diary: ‘Wherever you are, be all here. Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God. — Elisabeth Elliot

live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of god Jim Elliot quote

Unwillingness to accept God’s ‘way of escape’ from temptation frightens me–what a rebel yet resides within. — Jim Elliot

Grieve not, then, if your sons seem to desert you, but rejoice, rather, seeing the will of God done gladly. — Jim Elliot

We are so utterly ordinary, so commonplace, while we profess to know a Power the Twentieth Century does not reckon with…. Oh that God would make us dangerous! — Jim Elliot


So many missionaries, intent on doing something, forget that His main work is to make something of them. — Jim Elliot

Always seek peace between your heart and God, but in this world, always be careful to remain ever–restless, never satisfied, and always abounding in the work of the Lord. — Jim Elliot

Dreams are tawdry when compared with the leading of God, and not worthy of the aura of wonder we usually surround them with. God only doeth wonders. He does nothing else. His hand can work nothing less. — Jim Elliot

I do not know how to make a man think seriously about sin and judgment, and must look to the work of the Holy Spirit for any hint of such a working. — Jim Elliot

Inspiring Phrases From Jim Elliot

God, I pray light these idle sticks of my life and may I burn up for thee. — Jim Elliot

As your life is in His hands, so are the days of your life. But don’t let the sands of time get into the eye of your vision to reach those who sit in darkness. They simply must hear. — Jim Elliot

Eternity shall be at once a great eye–opener and a great mouth–shutter. — Jim Elliot

god i pray light these idle sticks of my life and may i burn up for thee Jim Elliot quote

Let not our longing slay the appetite of our living. — Jim Elliot

Most laws condemn the soul and pronounce sentence. The result of the law of my God is perfect. It condemns but forgives. It restores–more than abundantly–what it takes away. — Jim Elliot

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God, I pray Thee, light these idle sticks of my life and may I burn for Thee. Consume my life, my God, for it is Thine. I seek not a long life, but a full one, like you, Lord Jesus. — Jim Elliot

Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road; make me a fork, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me. — Jim Elliot

Various Statements From Jim Elliot

I have felt the impact of your prayer in these past weeks. I am certain now that nothing has had a more powerful infl uence on this life of mine than your prayers. — Jim Elliot

for my generation i must have the oracles of god in fresh terms Jim Elliot quote

How wonderful to know that Christianity is more than a padded pew or a dim cathedral, but that it is a real, living, daily experience which goes on from grace to grace. — Jim Elliot

For my generation I must have the oracles of God in fresh terms. — Jim Elliot

I only hope that He will let me preach to those who have never heard that name Jesus. What else is worthwhile in this life? I have heard of nothing better. ‘Lord, send me!’ — Jim Elliot

Wherever you are–be all there. — Jim Elliot

When the time comes to die, make sure that all you have to do is die! — Jim Elliot

wherever you are be all there Jim Elliot quote

Be on guard, my soul, of complicating your environment so that you have neither time nor room for growth! — Jim Elliot

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