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Jun 15, 2022

Valerie Elliot Shepard, the only daughter of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot, shares about her early years living in the jungle with her missionary parents. Not only do we hear unique stories about Jim and Elisabeth, we also hear more about how their legacy shaped Valerie’s time as a pastor’s wife and mother to eight children. You will be encouraged by hearing Valerie's story of God's faithfulness through trials and His goodness in her life. 



Valerie Elliot Shepard Show Notes 


Devotedly by Valerie Elliot Shepard  

Pilipinto's Happiness: The Jungle Childhood of Valerie Elliot by Valerie Elliot Shepard and Jim Howard 

Becoming Elisabeth Elliot by Ellen Vaughn 

Let Me Be a Woman by Elisabeth Elliot 

Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot 

Passion and Purity by Elisabeth Elliot 

The Mark of a Man by Elisabeth Elliot 

What Happens When Women Pray by Evelyn Christenson 

A Severe Mercy by Shelden Vanauken 

Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey 

Mitford Series by Jan Karon 

Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss 

Thoughts Concerning the King by Elizabeth Prentiss 

More Love to Thee by George Lewis Prentiss 

A Chance to Die by Elisabeth Elliot 

Discipline: The Glad Surrender by Elisabeth Elliot 

Daily Light by Anne Graham Lotz 


Additional Suggestions from Valerie: 

Here is a variety of books or authors I would recommend (besides my mother!) 

Children Under Loving Command by Al and Pat Fabrizio  

Love So Amazing by Gilbert Gleason (about my father's brother who lived with his wife for 62 years in Peru as missionaries) 

The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith 

Hints on Child Training by Henry Clay Trumbull 

Joy Unspeakable by Martin Lloyd Jones 

The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield 

Books by Rose Marie Miller (Jack Miller's wife. He was a Presbyterian pastor and prof at Westminster, who wrote a wonderful study on Galatians which changed our lives!) 


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