Last Saturday my nieces and I were busy organizing books in the church library. As I was sorting through some of the books in the woman’s section, one of Elizabeth Elliot’s books stood out to me: The Liberty of Obedience. The title alone got my attention. I couldn’t resist taking it off the shelf and looking through it. It’s a tiny book, but packed with lots of good stuff for the soul.

Here’s a sample: “For a whole year, Elizabeth Elliot watched and learned and had nothing to say. She was living among the Auca Indians of Ecuador- the same tribe which had killed her husband, Jim Ellliot- and she did not know the language. This year of observation and enforced silence stripped her of everything but the barest of essentials and the simplest of truths. “