In early 1956 Christian missionaries Roger Youderian, Nate Saint, Pete Fleming, Ed McCully, and Jim Elliot lost their lives. On “Palm Beach” on the banks of the Curaray River in a steamy jungle in Ecuador. They were brutally killed by an unreached tribe they had worked long and hard to reach with God’s love.
Many thousands of individuals have come to know Christ in a personal and living way and thousands of others have altered the direction of their lives as a result of the shocking massacre and the many articles and books written about it.
Even the Auca Indians who thrust those fatal spears have seen a significant portion of their number come to know Jesus Christ.
This unique book contains transcripts of four messages given by Jim Elliot before leaving for the mission field. The first two messages are hard-hitting straightforward talks to seventh and eighth-grade students.
The first is about “Spiritual Desire” including its nature and how to increase it.
The second discusses “The Effects of Sin in a Christian.”
The third message, entitled “Peter,” is an exposition of 1 Peter 1:3.
The fourth, “God’s Prophet,” traces the concept and role of a prophet with the primary focus being Jesus Christ, the Father’s ultimate Prophet.
Robert Lloyd Russell grew up in the same local church as Jim Elliot and was a friend of the Elliot family for many years. Jim was one of his childhood Sunday School teachers and there was a period of several weeks when Russell and his parents and siblings lived with the Elliots in their home.
One of Jim’s brothers, “Dr. Bob,” officiated at Mr. Russell’s wedding.
This book is directly relevant to all Christians. All Christians will appreciate Jim’s straightforward, hard-hitting style of speaking.
Young Christians—from junior high through college—and new Christians of any age, will benefit from the understanding gained from Jim’s discussions on “Spiritual Desire” and “The Effects of Sin in the Christian.”
Mature Christians will appreciate the spiritual meat in his messages on Jesus Christ and Peter–they are rich and thought-provoking.
Missions-oriented Christians and those with an interest in the history of missions will find the book riveting.
One Precious Pearl provides a clear interpretation of one of the least understood and rarely taught New Testament parables, followed by fascinating analogies which teach profound truth in simple language.
God Light identifies fascinating parallels between natural and spiritual light, contrasts the natural and spiritual light of the world, and illustrates applications of natural and spiritual light.
Analogies teach profound truth in simple language.
Written in short easily digestible segments, it is ideal reading for the person on the go. The reader will understand the statements God is light, The Light of the World, and Christians are to shine like lights in a profound way.
God Light is part of the “Christian Concepts Series,” presenting Timeless Truths with a Contemporary Perspective.
This series enlightens, exhorts, edifies, encourages, and entertains.
God’s Church: Christ’s Pearl (Christian Concepts Series)
Clear analysis with keen insights!A little-understood parable that is full of practical teaching. This landmark book reveals parallels about the beginning of a pearl and the beginning of the Church, their formation, shape, location, source, condition, value, and more.
Awards. This eBook is an updated version of the print book “One Precious Pearl” which won five book awards.
Gold, Literary Excellence, 2011 World Book Award (1 of 3 awards across all genres).
Book-of-the-Year, Religion: Eastern/Western, Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award (USA).
Winner, Book: Biblical Studies, The Word Guild (Canada).
Runner-up, Religion: Christianity, International Book Award.
Finalist, Religion: Christianity, The USA “Best Books 2011” Award.
Common to all the Christian Concepts Series books…
Intensely practical for today’s Christian
Enjoyable and entertaining reading
Full of richness about little understood Scripture passages
Teaches profound truth in simple language through the use of analogy
Appreciated by all levels of spiritual maturity
Short, easy-to-read sections – ideal reading for the person “on the go”
Described as “Inspirational Doctrine” and “Living Theology”
“Think and Grow” questions for group study or personal contemplation
God’s Desire: How To Please God (Christian Growth Series)
Insights for all levels of spiritual maturity.
This book starts with the complex subject of the will of God presented in an innovative, easy-to-understand, and quick-read format that concisely explains the three main components of God’s will. This is critical to understanding how to please God.
The illustrated “Christian Life Model” and “Christian Guidance Model” graphically display what God desires from His children and how they can be assured of making correct decisions throughout their lives. The book closes with a concise description of the benefits of following the two models.
Significant material is included for additional study at the end of chapters for individuals or groups.
Are you unsure you are operating at your full Christian life potential? If so, this book is for you! This is an intensely practical book for Christians of all maturity levels!
Author Robert Lloyd Russell is a popular Bible teacher and seminar leader. His purpose in writing is to help Christians develop a living theology and dynamic discipleship. His writing has been described as inspirational doctrine, inspiring the reader and containing a strong undercurrent of sound doctrine. New and mature Christians of many different backgrounds and denominations have appreciated his writing.