Guess a Quote (1.21.12)

Question MarkI guess Jim Elliot is a pretty popular person. Marli Renee, Hank and Maiden-in-Waiting all knew that last week’s quote originated from him. Hank and Maiden-in-Waiting also knew which of his books the quote was from. Those books are Shadow of the Almighty and Journals of Jim Elliot. The quote may also make an appearance in Through Gates of Splendor, but I don’t know that for sure.

Ready for this week’s quote? It’s from a book I loved when I was younger, and I’m sure many of you did too. I don’t think I would be able to guess this quote after not reading the book for so long, but we’ll see if any of you can.

“Yes, dear child, we must grieve for our sins when we remember that they helped to slay the Lord. But I am very, very glad to learn that you love Jesus, and are striving to do His will. I love Him too, and we will love one another; for you know He said, ‘By this shall men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another,'” said Miss Allison, stroking the little girl’s hair, and kissing her tenderly.

Guesses anyone? Do you know what book this quote is from?

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  1. Grace

     /  January 21, 2013

    The quote is from Elsie Dinsmore, right? I loved those books!!! I listened to them on tape countless times. 😉

    • Yes, that is indeed correct. We loved them too. We did almost the entire series as family read-a-louds when I was little.

  2. Marli Renee

     /  January 21, 2013

    Elsie Dinsmore!! Elsie Dinsmore!! Oh I was raised on this books! Wanted so badly to be just like her 😀 Though having black siblings is making me reevaluate the strong pro-southern themes… Not sure how/if to explain/read them to my younger sisters :-/ wish I could create my own version and edited that out.

  3. Maiden-in-Waiting

     /  January 21, 2013

    Oh for sure and certain that’s Elsie Dinsmore!
    I’m fairly confident that it is the first book, but I haven’t read them in a long time, so it might be the second 🙂 My mom read them to us when we were little too, Leah 🙂

    I know I’ll probably get my head bitten off for spouting such treason amongst Elsie lovers, but I will confess, that sometimes I almost got tired of her – she was just a little too perfect and sensitive sometimes… But that aside, I do have some fond memories of this series.

    I think my three favorite people in the series were: Walter, Elsie’s uncle, Rose Allison, her stepmother, and later, Elsie’s daughter Violet. (oops, sorry Leah. I just sort of let the cat out of the bag with the last sentence didn’t I? You can remove it until next week when we all know what it is officially – I won’t mind 😛 )

    • The “too perfect” sentiment is pretty common, and it’s one of the reasons I haven’t re-read them now that I’m older. I know I would probably agree and I’d rather enjoy my fond memories.

  4. My first thought was “Elsie Dinsmore.” Don’t know how I knew that, since I’ve never read the books; only reason I know of the series is because I got a Life of Faith doll and doll catalog (must’ve given a pretty thorough look at the series lol :)) but it sounded like something that would come from there. And then the previous comments confirmed it 🙂


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