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Francis Schaeffer

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3.76  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  8 reviews
As Mostyn Roberts reviews the life of this man of God, variously called a prophet for his prescient analysis of trends in culture that explains where we are today, an apologist, and even a philosopher, he shows us that fundamentally Schaeffer rejoiced, to the end, in being a pastor and an evangelist. Francis Schaeffer... is arguably one of the five most important Evangelic ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published June 4th 2012 by EP BOOKS (first published May 14th 2012)
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Jun 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
A really helpful biography of Francis Schaeffer by Mostyn Roberts. Very readable, and helpful in clarifying the central tenets of Schaeffer's apologetics, and consequently where this led him (and ought to lead us) in ethical issues. For anyone wanting to get a fairly simple introduction to the life and work of Schaeffer, they can do no better than to read this book. Very warmly commended.
Lisa Johnson
Nov 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Title: Bitesize Biographies Francis Schaeffer
Author: Mostyn Roberts
Pages: 146
Year: 2012
Publisher: EP Publishing With a Mission
How many biographies or autobiographies have you ever read? As I read more biographies, the one thing that crosses my mind is how their writings weren’t usually heeded during the authors’ lives. Sometimes people would pay attention to what they wrote, published, preached or established. The saddest point though is realizing that many people saw some of the same issues
Peter Bines
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I agree with other reviewers here that this little offering on Francis Schaeffer from Mostyn Roberts is a very helpful introduction to the man and his thought. If you know little or nothing about Schaeffer this is a great way to begin to get to know him from an author who clearly values his subject but is not blind to his faults.

I would recommend that you then move on to Schaeffer's foundational trilogy of writings - The God who is There; Escape from Reason and He is There and he is not Silent.
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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This book was a good start for those who want to engage with Schaeffer's works later in their lives. Schaeffer contributed very much both to the secular world and to the Christian world. He could connect the secular worldview with Christianity in a way which is very helpful for persons who like to observe or discover, meditate upon the relation between arts and philosophy and God.

Thank you Schaeffer and thank you Mostyn. Mostyn was the preacher in the chuch I went to when I stayed in England. H
Nelleke Plouffe
Sep 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Excellent, brief introduction to the life and thought of Francis Schaeffer. It's a good first book to read on Schaeffer, because it will point you in the right direction as to what Schaeffer book to read first. I appreciated his insight and analysis.
Jun 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
A 'slips down easily' overview of the life of Francis Schaeffer. I was left impressed with Schaeffer's phenomenal ability to think through and articulate his faith in a way that was acceptable to non-believers.
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