Be Still My Soul

Be Still My Soul We have a way of making Christian concepts complicated and Elisabeth has a way of untying the knots with grace Ruth Bell GrahamBased on the title of one of her favorite hymns Elisabeth Elliot offers

  • Title: Be Still My Soul
  • Author: Elisabeth Elliot
  • ISBN: 9780800759896
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Paperback
  • We have a way of making Christian concepts complicated, and Elisabeth has a way of untying the knots with grace Ruth Bell GrahamBased on the title of one of her favorite hymns, Elisabeth Elliot offers a beautiful and inspiring collection of insightful reflections on living the Christian life Drawing from her rich personal experiences as a missionary, a wife, a mother, We have a way of making Christian concepts complicated, and Elisabeth has a way of untying the knots with grace Ruth Bell GrahamBased on the title of one of her favorite hymns, Elisabeth Elliot offers a beautiful and inspiring collection of insightful reflections on living the Christian life Drawing from her rich personal experiences as a missionary, a wife, a mother, a widow, and a speaker, Elliot illustrates biblical concepts such as hope, peace, and prayer with clarity and grace.

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    1. Wonderful. "For Christ bearers, there is no dichotomy between secular work and spiritual work.""We are meant to be chalices, life-bearers. As God's expression of what He is like, we become broken bread and poured-out wine. There is no greater fullness." "Events are the sacraments of the will of God- that is, they are visible signs of am invisible Reality.""Sometimes the deepest level of trust has the appearance of doing nothing. This does not go down well with our busy souls." "A quiet heart is [...]

    2. Favorite quotes:"Acceptance of my circumstances, the first step in obtaining joy and peace, begins with faith." p. 30"Psalm 16:5 is one of my life verses'Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup and have made my lot secure.' My 'lot' is what happens to me -- my share of that which comes by the will of the Power that rules my destiny. My lot includes the circumstances of my birth, my upbringing, my job, my hardships, the people I work with, my marital status, hindrances, obstacles, accide [...]

    3. This is the second time I've read this book. Ironically, I pulled it from my shelf looking for "comfort" words, instead of words like "God included the hardships of my life in His original plan. Nothing takes Him by surprise. Nothing is for nothing. His plan is to make me holy, and hardship is indispensable for that as long as I live in this hard old world. All I have to do is accept it." I forgot how practical Elliot is, and true to God's word, and unyielding on the dying to self theme. If you [...]

    4. After reading so much contemporary Christian non-fiction Elliot's book felt very fresh. Her writing style is so simple and straight forward yet profound and wise. She is more down-to-earth than I remembered from my teenage days. I highlighted so much to go back and reread and remember. Just a couple of favorites:"There is no need to fear the future, God is already there.""Those of us who are Christians are meant to reflect God's love and light to everyone we meet, becoming ourselves part of His [...]

    5. Ruth Bell Graham's statement on the back cover of the book sums up Elisabeth Elliot's work pretty well. She says, "We have a way of making Christian concepts complicated, and Elisabeth has a way of untying the knots with grace." I would say that Elisabeth Elliot cuts more knots than she unties, though! She's pretty no-nonsense about most things. In this particular book, I especially appreciated the chapters titled "Acceptance and Peace," "All Things are Yours," and "Longsuffering Love" (although [...]

    6. About a week ago, a friend brought by some books that she was giving away for Mike and I to look through. Never one to resist the offer of free books, I took a couple that looked good, and started reading one of them right away -- Be Still My Soul by Elisabeth Ellliot. As soon as I started reading it, I knew that the book was a gift from the Lord. I even went ahead and wrote "to Jennifer" on the front flap, because I knew God had hand-picked the book just for me, and divinely arranged for it to [...]

    7. I never cease to be amazed by Elisabeth Elliot's words.Some books about faith have bits and pieces of truth scattered throughout the ink on the paper. Others ramble, or neglect to back up their reflections with Scripture. Still more ignore the Trinity, focusing on one or two rather than all three of the Persons of God.Elisabeth Elliot does none of these things. Each sentence she writes is purposeful, full of grace, and can stand alone. Yet as a whole, these sentences come together to create a be [...]

    8. If I could give it more than five stars, I would. You know when a book is so meaningful to a person that they hand you a copy out of a *box* of copies they keep on-hand? This is where my copy of Be Still My Soul came from. A loving friend gifted me with it. I fully understand why she kept a box. What a tool of the Lord! Although almost all of Elliot's books have changed me, this one ranks near my favorite, and is probably my "best read" of 2016.

    9. I have for years admired Elisabeth Elliot. Her and Jim Elliot's love story had a profound effect on me during my teen years. I felt so challenged by their life and hearts for the Lord. Again, Elisabeth Elliot has challenged me and offered me many thoughts to ponder and verses to draw comfort from. Be Still My Soul is such an incredibly good book that reminded me God is truly in control and nothing is out of His hands.

    10. A few favorite quotes:- "There is no need to fear the future, God is already there." - "God included the hardships of my life in His original plan. Nothing takes Him by surprise. Nothing is for nothing. His plan is to make me holy, and hardship is indispensable for that as long as I live in this hard old world. All I have to do is accept it.""- "Our problems cannot always be fixed, but they can always be accepted as the very will of God for now."

    11. I loved this book. Elisabeth Elliot has such wisdom to share! She talks about some important points as we endeavor to be Christ-bearers, and how we need to be servant's to others, be longsuffering, to walk with Jesus, and these are just a few of the many things she discusses with the reader in this book.This was such a refreshing read and one that I highly recommend.I recommend this book to ages 14 and up.

    12. You just can't go wrong adding a book by Elisabeth Elliot to your reading list at least once a year. She writes with such a beautiful unshakeable confidence in the sovereignty of God and brings life to your daily walk in a simple, straightforward manner that makes you feel so encouraged and refreshed.

    13. I've profited greatly by rereading a number of Elizabeth Elliot's books in the past few weeks. I'm so thankful for her unique blend of spiritual maturity and elegant simplicity. She renders complicated biblical truths practical and immediately applicable. What a gift.

    14. As always, Elisabeth Elliot delivers a well-written book that will challenge your Christian faith. Although this is a collection of devotional articles that were previously published as stand-alone works, they have been organized into a cohesive book about how to live the Christian life.

    15. If I could recommend one book to you right now, this is it. All the lessons I've learned from Elisabeth Elliot are wrapped up in one book. I find myself re-reading the chapter "In Acceptance Lieth Peace". I don't know of a better book to disciple ourselves or someone else.

    16. Absolutely wonderful quick read by one of my most favorite authors. She has so much wisdom; I always learn new, pertinent truths from her.

    17. A classic Elliot: encouraging, convicting, solidly biblical. She brings the reader back - again and again - to the basics of the faith. A perfect daily devotional read.

    18. With this book Elisabeth gave me some clarity and showed me how to give up all the turmoil to the Lord and experience the peace He wants for me.

    19. A great devotional. Elisabeth Elliott is a steadfast, faithful voice in the midst of such banality. Wisdom abounds.

    20. I love the way she writes and expresses her intimate relationship with Christ challenges me. I love her boldness and the wisdom she has been given.

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