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by Elisabeth Elliot

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ISBN:
0800758218
Author:
Elisabeth Elliot
Category:
Relationships
Language:
English
Publisher:
Revell; New edition (April 1, 2002)
Pages:
256 pages
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Effectively, this is a companion book to Passion and Purity where Elisabeth uses the story of her courtship with Jim Elliot to talk about romantic relationships.

Effectively, this is a companion book to Passion and Purity where Elisabeth uses the story of her courtship with Jim Elliot to talk about romantic relationships. She's quite clear about her opinions on dating, physical intimacy in romantic relationships, and the like and most of it is in complete opposition to the modern perspective on all of the above.

Quest for Love: True Stories of Passion and Purity. Passion and Purity gives honest direction in such areas as: loving passionately while remaining sexually pure whether or not to marry, and who is the right one the man's and woman's role in relationships putting God's desires ahead of personal desires how far is too far, physically. Elisabeth Elliot was a young missionary to the Auca Indians of Ecuador in the 1950s when her husband, Jim, was martyred along with four other missionaries. She is best-known for her classic book, Through Gates of Splendor.

Together, these two remarkable books accentuate our need to commit daily to Christ all matters of the heart and to wait on his timing. Very few books on dating have stood the test of time like Passion and Purity. Its much-needed message remains strong and hopeful in an age when doing whatever "feels right" is common practice. Using her own life as an example, Elisabeth Elliot guides singles of both genders and of any age on how to put their love lives under the authority of Jesus Christ.

Inspiring stories of couples who discovered love in God's timing through the lost art of courtship.

Intertwined are hopeful true stories of discovering love through God's direction. These are some of the many questions posed in letters to Elisabeth Elliot by readers of her bestselling book Passion and Purity. Intertwined are hopeful true stories of discovering love through God's direction.

These are some of the many questions posed in letters to E. .isabeth Elliot by readers of her bestselling book "Passion and Purity. 91 people like this topic.

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Inspiring stories of couples who discovered love in God's timing through the lost art of courtship.

Brimming with true stories, this book is an excellent, guide for those on the "quest for love. She dusts off "antiquated" concepts such as commitment, integrity, honor, and servanthood and shows how they still apply to dating and singleness today. Love Dating Movies Worth Watching Book Authors Elisabeth Great Books Love Book Book Lists Book Worms Books To Read. Quest for Love: True Stories of Passion and Purity By Elisabeth Elliot.

In Quest for Love, the companion to Passion and Purity, Elisabeth Elliot shares many letters she's received, and responds to the writer's confusion and heartfelt needs with sound, biblical guidance. She dusts off "antiquated" concepts such as commitment, integrity, honor, and servanthood and applies them to dating and singleness today. Intertwined with the questioning letters are hopeful stories of how men and women discovered love through God's direction. As you read their honest revelations, you'll be able to "discern the better way" by discovering what happened when they put their love life under the authority of Jesus Christ.
  • Zacki
Elisabeth always delivers! These are interesting stories from past and present--love handled both wisely and foolishly, graciously and sinfully, with helpful and gentle but potent commentary from my favorite author. I had read this a few times in my 20s and bought this for a younger friend. While it is really good, it is not as amazing as Passion & Purity, and at 40 I didn't anticipate reading it again. But after purchasing the copy for my friend, my piecing through it turned into ordering a second copy, realizing I needed the message once again. Enjoying it.
  • inetserfer
Elisabeth Elliot tells the story of love the only effective way; true life examples. And she tells the success stories, the cases where young men and women waited, listened, prayed, submitted and finally four what so few will ever realize; true love. Not a visceral emotion, but a deep abiding principle that will star the test of time, never dimming, never questioning, "Did I do the right thing." With all the wrong examples all around us, this book needs a broader audience. Excellent.
  • Mikarr
This sequel is beautifully written. I enjoyed reading the stories of other men and women and seeing the direction God took in their lives. After reading this, I've decided to make changes in my own life. It's an excellent read and I would recommend it to anyone.
  • CrazyDemon
The book was suggested to me as an encouragement. Instead, I found this 1996 book to extremely frustrating and seriously out of date - the filed of relational psychology has advanced since that time and we have that over-romanticized view of marriage and courting in Protestant Christian circles contributed to perpetuating patterns of codependency and love addiction.

What i was hoping this book would do is offer encouragement to placing your hope in God; not placing your hope in that God will give you a spouse. This is not it, to my dismay; what this book really is - is an effort for the author to be encouraging by publishing letters from couples that have previously attended her seminars on purity. While moral purity in dating seemed like a new thing in 80's, 2010's Christian dating isn't that different - people are still confused on safe and healthy physical and emotional boundaries - but the book comes across as very dated when you can read how much the letters describe their struggles to choose and define moral purity as a highest goal while dating - and at the same time describe the waiting as a torment and end up marrying within few months.

In other words, it's really a collection of stories and letters from early men and women in their early 20's who describe getting married after "dating" for less than few months - mixture of 2-3 months, 6 months, and less than a year. An example of a 33 year old man marrying a 21 year old; an early 20 year old woman being proposed to by a man who she just met few times in school.

All the stories have one thing in common: very romanticized view of "being approached by the one" (for women) or "finding the one" (for men). While the writers claim that they are seemingly orchestrated by God, most of them involving marrying someone who just appear/one just meets without actually spending the time to get to know and understand, on a moment's notice. In some of the stories the over-spiritualization seems more like a cover up for lust, or a by product of love addiction where the person attempts to find fulfillment in a spouse rather in God first.

Call me skeptical or cynical, but the testimonies read more like writings of newly marrieds who were fired up by author's previous book to try to give their own stories different slant - making up for patterns of codependency, love addiction, and over-romanticized view that marriage is a greatest gift from God and an only way to find love.

SO - if you want to read some stories about sexual purity from late 1800's (yes), 1980's, this book will do. If you want actual reasons why one would choose to stay celibate and deal with struggles that come with those choices and be encouraged by their boldness to say "yes" to God while they are single, instead reading this book, I would suggest....

Celibete Sx Celibate Sx: Musings on Being Loved, Single, Twisted, and Holy is FAR better in being encouraging, real, healthy, and pointing to God resource discussing topics of desire, struggling, loneliness. It's much more real, open, realistic, and level-headed - while being emotionally honest.

Matt Chandler's The Mingling of Souls: God's Design for Love, Marriage, Sx, and Redemption

Pia Mellody on codependency or love addiction carry significantly more wisdom and tools to cultivate healthy patterns in relationships, dating, and marriage. Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love or Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives

Also, Melody Beattie's Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself describes variety of unhealthy patterns that are nearly carbon copies of stories that authors of the letters wrote.
  • Ranenast
This book is for those who are looking for a relationship God's way. For those who want only what the Lord has designed to be beautiful in His sight. Its written in short story form, with Elisabeth inserting comments, paragraphs, and chapters of her own. Its convicting, challenging, and encouraging all at the same time.
  • Broadcaster
This book is an excellent follow up to Passion and Purity. It includes real-world examples of the lessons and questions for personal reflection or group study. I read this book often during my single years and am getting ready to read it with my niece. I look forward to sharing it and P&P with my daughter in time as well.
  • Mmsa
This book was so encouraging to a single woman. I devoured it, and I am not much of a reader. It taught me to think differently about singleness. I now think of this time of life as a gift and am working on relying on God for my future. I liked it so much that I bought the book for my sister and my other friend.
Most insight from the author was lost in the unending anecdotes, which eventually all blurred together.