"I have one desire now - to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it": Rare First Edition of Through the Gates of Splendor; Signed by Elisabeth Elliot
Through the Gates of Splendor.
Item Number: 466
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1957.
First edition of the author’s classic first book. Signed by Elisabeth Elliot on the title page. Octavo, original half cloth. Near fine in very good dust jacket with some wear and tear. Uncommon signed.
The title of the book is derived from the fourth stanza of the hymn "We Rest on Thee". This hymn was famously sung by the missionaries before the men left for Huaorani territory in January 1956. The lines read: "We rest on Thee, our Shield and our Defender. Thine is the battle, Thine shall be the praise; When passing through the gates of pearly splendor, Victors, we rest with Thee, through endless days.