17 September 2013

Book Review--Francis Schaeffer: An Authentic Life

My admiration for Francis Schaeffer is certainly no secret.  In the last year and a half or so, I listened to a series of about 50 lectures about his life and read through his complete works.  Naturally, a biography of his life was a natural for me.

Francis Schaeffer: An Authentic Life (2008) by Colin Duriez was a nice overview of the life of Fran, his wife Edith and their ministry. Schaeffer was a unique fixture of American evangelicalism in the 20th century. Earlier in his career, he was fairly separatist, but there were clear transitions through his life. He eventually founded L'Abri, which means "The Shelter" in Switzerland. He and Edith opened their home for those who had questions about faith and life, ministering to them through evangelism and apologetics, though perhaps most importantly through loving hospitality.

If you are wanting an overview of the life of this remarkable man, this is certainly a good place to start. 

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