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Shadow of the Almighty
Psalm 91

I have a vivid memory from when I was a teenager of watching a filmstrip (a prehistoric antecedent of DVDs) that told the story of five young men from the United States who went to a rainforest in Ecuador to seek to bring the gospel of Christ to the Auca people there. The tribe was known for its violence, and its members killed the five men. Some years later, Elisabeth Elliot, the wife of one of the young men, wrote a profile of her husband, Jim, which she called Shadow of the Almighty. The profile was based in part on her husband’s diaries, which included the much-quoted line “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” But the title of the book came from the opening line of Psalm 91, in the King James Version...

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