Hi Friends, today is release day for Devotedly, and I’m eager to introduce the author, Valerie Elliot Shepard, and tell you more about this very special book!

Many know about the story of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot’s ministry, but what most don’t know is the remarkable story of how these two stalwart personalities found their hearts intertwined, even though they were single-mindedly devoted to pursuing God’s will for their young lives, certain their future callings would require them to sacrifice forever the blessings of marriage. Their paths to God’s purpose led them together.


Now, for the first time, their only child—Valerie Elliot Shepard—unseals never-before-published letters and private journals that capture in first-person intimacy the attraction, struggle, drama, and devotion that became a most unlikely love story. 

This moving account of their personal lives shines as a gold mine of lived-out truth, hard-fought purity, and an insider’s view on two beloved Christian figures. It’s an important story that is sure to touch the hearts and minds of all who read it.

Valerie says: “I feel so privileged to be able to get this book published, knowing that God allowed my mother to give me my father’s letters to her. She then gave me all her journals, and then to find her letters, which she had forgotten she saved, was a miracle and an amazing gift to me. I truly believe many people will be inspired and spurred on to love God and do His works, by their story. What a challenge they lived out for us to follow, and I can only say, may this book call all of us to higher obedience.”

I’ve preordered my copy, and I’m eager to learn more about these two very special people who I deeply admire. I hope you’ll order a copy and enjoy it too!

For more info about Valerie and Devotedly: www.devotedlybook.com

Until next time . . . happy reading!



3 replies
  1. Daphne Woodall
    Daphne Woodall says:

    Love your post Carrie. I loved to hear her on the radio broadcast. She had such a calming spirit. I still have my letters my husband wrote while we were in separate colleges. ?

    • Carrie Turansky
      Carrie Turansky says:

      Hi Daphne, thanks for stopping by! That’s so fun to hear you saved your husband’s letters to you while you were apart. I wish I had done that! I think you’ll really enjoy Devotedly!

  2. Tina Rice
    Tina Rice says:

    What a lovely post Carrie. Devotedly sounds very interesting.
    I still have all the letters my husband sent to me while he was in the Navy and stationed in Spain and other places. Treasures all.
    Blessings, Tina

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