No Little People: Sixteen Sermons for the 20th Century
Most Christians take an honest look at themselves and conclude that their limited talents, energy, and knowledge mean that they don't amount to much. Francis A. Schaeffer says that the biblical emphasis is quite different. With God there are no little people This book contains sixteen sermons that explore the weakness and significance of humanity in relationship to the inf...more
Paperback, 271 pages
Published July 1st 1974 by IVP Books
(first published 1974)
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I like Francis Schaeffer. He preaches with a certain spiritual maturity and wisdom that many people of this day lack or cannot articulate, he is direct and unapologetic, and he is acutely aware of our standing in relation to God, as well as our failure as Christians to live up to God's standards. My favourite sermons were No Little People and The Lord's Work In The Lord's Way.
I'm not going to give a star rating to this book because it's hard to quantify it that way. It wasn't what I expected, but then it was, too. And there were lots of little nuggets throughout the book that I want to hold on to. He profiles various characters in the Bible, from Joseph to Elijah, in ways that helped me think about them differently. I never thought about how Elisha followed Elijah or what it would be like to feel like you're riding the coattails of this sort of renowned prophet. Ther...more
Feb 21, 2012 Lillie rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
The book contains sixteen individual sermons on a variety of topics. I was not familiar with the author, and from the title I wondered if "no little people" involved building self-esteem or something. I was pleased to discover that the theme of the sermon is that when it comes to serving God, there are no little people. None of us we aren't worthy to do what God calls us to do. The Bible is filled with people who had weaknesses, yet God used them their weaknesses in their service to Him. All of...more
The first essay for which the book receives its name is simply excellent, it highlights the dignity of man and the Christian call to not only see his own life as important but the life of EVERY person around them as important.
Aug 04, 2013 Tyler Hurst rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
It seems like a bunch of Schaeffer's books are attempts to trace a theme through part or all of the bible, this is another one of those. No Little People shows the dignity inheritance in humanity.
Francis August Schaeffer was an American Evangelical Christian theologian, philosopher, and Presbyterian pastor. He is most famous for his writings and his establishment of the L'Abri community in Switzerland. Opposed to theological modernism, Schaeffer promoted a more historic Protestant faith and a presuppositional approach to Christian apologetics which he believed would answer the questions of...moreMore about Francis August Schaeffer...
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