Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under Christ's Control

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Revell, 2002 - Religion - 192 pages
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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.
Passion and Purity covers dating issues such as:
•how to know which person is the right one to marry
•loving passionately while remaining sexually pure
•the man's and woman's role in relationships
•putting God's desires ahead of personal desires
•how far is too far, physically

This best-selling book now has a new cover, an updated interior design, and a foreword from popular author Joshua Harris. Quest for Love will be redesigned in a similar manner to help readers identify the books as a pair. While Passion and Purity shares the love story of Elisabeth and Jim, Quest for Love is a compilation of stories on how other men and women discovered love through God's direction. Together, these two remarkable books accentuate our need to commit daily to Christ all matters of the heart and to wait on his timing.
 

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User Review  - BrittneyRossie - LibraryThing

This is the book that led me to choose my husband and choose a career in remote missions work. What more can I say? Elliot has concisely, practically and gently laid out the truth which in this world ... Read full review

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User Review  - MonicaMusik - LibraryThing

My mom made me read this book when I started to complain to her that I thought I would be single for the rest of my life. I was only 17 at the time so there was no reason to worry but I'm really glad ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Joshua Harris
7
Preface
11
Introduction by Ruth Bell Graham
17
Me Lord? Single?
19
The Life I Owe
24
Passion Is a Battleground
28
Unruly Affections
33
Does God Want Everything?
38
What Do Men Look For?
103
The Mess Weve Made
108
Hot Sweats and Wet Feet
112
Nobody Knows the Trouble
116
A Letter at Last
119
Whetted Appetites
124
How Much Can a Kiss Tell You?
127
They Abstain From Nothing
131

The Snakes Reasoning
42
The First Date
45
Unfailing Love
48
The Revelation
51
Does God Notice?
55
Oozing Ache
58
Holding Pattern
60
Material for Sacrifice
65
Honor Above Passion
68
Little Deaths
71
Life From Death
74
What to Do With Loneliness
78
What Providence Has Gone and Done
83
The Rebel Sigh
88
Selfdeception
92
What Women Do to Men
98
A Small Sin
135
A Cave and a Driftwood Fire
138
How Do You Say No?
142
Four Bare Legs
146
His Sublime Keeping
150
Impatience
153
Have You Now Unravished
155
Hold God to His Bargain
158
God Granted and God Denied
162
Confused Rollings and Wheels
167
Love Letters
172
This Is Our GodWe Have Waited for Him
176
Out of Love and Into Charity
180
A New Act of Creation
186
Source Notes
189
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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. She is a speaker and best-selling author of many other books, including Passion and Purity and A Chance to Die. Elliot and her husband, Lars Gren, live in Magnolia, Massachusetts.

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