Having long admired Elisabeth Elliot, I was very interested in learning about the earlier years of Elliot's life. Author Ellen Vaughn did a marvelous job filling in details on the early influences, feelings and thoughts brought so vividly to life through Elliot's own journals. Seeing her growing up years as the normal time of exploration and curiosity of where God might lead her was quite refreshing to read. We know how mightily God used her in her adult years; I found particular comfort in seeing some of the struggles she grappled with before she became a public figure.
There are personal glimpses of her budding relationship with Jim and the ways that God uniquely wove them together to be a team. I think this book would provide young people a wonderful example of being wholly dedicated to the Lord and placing one's own desires at the altar of God's will.
Becoming Elisabeth Elliot is a beautiful glimpse at the formation of a truly remarkable woman sold out completely to her Savior. I cannot think of a better role model for any young woman who seeks to follow the Lord. I highly recommend this first installment offering a fresh glimpse at Elisabeth Elliot and will eagerly await Vaughn's planned sequel to it.
Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of Becoming Elisabeth Elliot from NetGalley for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received.