Escape from Reason

Author: Francis A. Schaeffer
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830898299
Release Date: 2014-07-10
Genre: Religion

Truth used to be based on reason. No more. What we feel is now the truest source of reality. Despite our obsession with the emotive and the experiential, we still face anxiety, despair, and purposelessness. How did we get here? And where do we find a remedy? In this modern classic, Francis A. Schaeffer traces trends in twentieth-century thought and unpacks how key ideas have shaped our society. Wide-ranging in his analysis, Schaeffer examines philosophy, science, art and popular culture to identify dualism, fragmentation and the decline of reason. Schaeffer's work takes on a newfound relevance today in his prescient anticipation of the contemporary postmodern ethos. His critique demonstrates Christianity's promise for a new century, one in as much need as ever of purpose and hope.

The Great Evangelical Disaster

Author: Francis A. Schaeffer
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433517248
Release Date: 1984-02-01
Genre: Religion

Have Christians compromised their stand on truth and morality until there is almost nothing they will speak out against? Has the evangelical church itself sold out to the world? A provocative and challenging book—but one that is tempered by Dr. Schaeffer's deep commitment to Christ and love for the church.

No Little People Introduction by Udo Middelmann

Author: Francis A. Schaeffer
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 9781433516665
Release Date: 2003-09-11
Genre: Religion

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 infinite and personal God. Each was preached by Schaeffer at L'Abri Fellowship in Switzerland to the community that gathered there to work, learn, and worship together. The focus of this collection is the lasting truth of the Bible, the faithfulness of God, the sufficiency of the work of Christ, and the reality of God's Spirit in history. The sermons represent a variety of styles-some are topical, some expound Old Testament passages, and still others delve into New Testament texts. No Little People includes theological sermons and messages that focus specifically on daily life and Christian practice. Each sermon is a single unit, and all are valuable for family devotions or other group study and worship. Readers will be encouraged by the value that God places on each person made in His image.

The Mark of the Christian

Author: Francis A. Schaeffer
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830895366
Release Date: 2013-05-23
Genre: Religion

"It is possible to be a Christian without showing the mark, but if we expect non-Christians to know that we are Christians, we must show the mark." Christians have not always presented an inviting picture to the world. Too often we have failed to show the beauty of authentic Christian love. And the world has disregarded Christianity as a result. In our era of global violence and sectarian intolerance, the church needs to hear anew the challenge of this book. Decades ago Francis Schaeffer exhorted, "Love--and the unity it attests to--is the mark Christ gave Christians to wear before the world. Only with this mark may the world know that Christians are indeed Christians and that Jesus was sent by the Father." More than ever, the church needs to respond compassionately to a needy world. More than ever, we need to show the Mark.

C S Lewis Francis Schaeffer

Author: Scott R. Burson
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 083087464X
Release Date: 2009-09-20
Genre: Religion

In some ways, they could not be more different: the pipe-smoking, Anglican Oxford don and the blue-collar scion of conservative Presbyterianism. But C. S. Lewis and Francis Schaeffer, each in his unique way, fashioned Christian apologetics that influenced millions in their lifetimes. And the work of each continues to be read and studied today. In this book Scott Burson and Jerry Walls compare and contrast for the first time the thought of Lewis and Schaeffer. With great respect for the legacy of each man, but with critical insight as well, they suggest strengths and weaknesses of their apologetics. All the while they consider what Lewis and Schaeffer still have to offer in light of postmodernism and other cultural currents that, since their deaths, have changed the apologetic landscape. This incisive book stands as both an excellent introduction to the work of these two important figures and a fresh proposal for apologetics at the dawn of a new century.

He is There and He is Not Silent

Author: Francis A. Schaeffer
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 084231413X
Release Date: 1972
Genre: Religion

A philosophical argument that God exists that examines the question from metaphysical, moral, and epistemological angles.

Praying

Author: J. I. Packer
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830833544
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Religion

Includes study questions, prayer exercises and journaling suggestions for each chapter Praying is an action that is of the essence of Christian existence. It involves our beliefs, emotions, values, hopes and fears, certainties and uncertainties, knowledge and ignorance. As J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom explain, this book "is a heart-to-heart affair, in which two Christians who try to pray and wish they prayed better share thoughts about what they are doing with people whom they envisage as being like themselves." The authors offer hope for those of us who daydream when we try to listen to God and stumble when we try to speak. Let Packer and Nystrom come alongside you to encourage and guide your active praying to our powerful God, and let him move your praying through mere duty to delight.

Genesis in Space and Time

Author: Francis A. Schaeffer
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830878262
Release Date: 2010-01-08
Genre: Religion

Genesis is a book of orgins--the orgin of the universe, the origin of life and the origin of man. It places man in his cosmic setting, shows his particular uniquness, explains his wonder and his flaw, and begins to trace the flow of human history through space and time. Many today, however, view this book as a collection of myths, useful for understanding the Hebrew mind, perhaps, but vertainly not a record of what really happened. Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer challenges that view and shows how the first eleven chapters of Genesis stand as a solid, space-time basis for answering the tough questions posed by modern man.

True Spirituality

Author: Francis Schaeffer
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414356838
Release Date: 2012-01-27
Genre: Religion

Tyndale celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of this twentieth-century spiritual classic with a special commemorative edition featuring new foreword by Chuck Colson and introduction by Dr. Jerram Barrs, director of the Schaeffer Institute. True Spirituality is a treasure trove of wisdom for Christians trying to discover what true spirituality looks like in everyday life.

The Cost of Commitment

Author: John White
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830834044
Release Date: 2006-11-30
Genre: Religion

Following Christ, says John White, is not cheap. The cost is substantial. There will be suffering and loss. But the benefits, rewards and joys that come with our commitment to him are well worth the sacrifices that must be made to answer the call to Christ. Consider the cost. Take up your cross. And follow Jesus in the only life worth living. Market/Audience CBA readers New Christians Students Features and Benefits Back in print after being out of print for 12 years. A revised and expanded edition (previously published as Magnificent Obsession). Over 100,000 copies sold.

Critical Theory Today

Author: Lois Tyson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317643234
Release Date: 2014-10-10
Genre: Literary Criticism

This thoroughly updated third edition of Critical Theory Today offers an accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory, providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today, including: feminism; psychoanalysis; Marxism; reader-response theory; New Criticism; structuralism and semiotics; deconstruction; new historicism and cultural criticism; lesbian, gay, and queer theory; African American criticism and postcolonial criticism. This new edition features: a major expansion of the chapter on postcolonial criticism that includes topics such as Nordicism, globalization and the ‘end’ of postcolonial theory, global tourism and global conservation an extended explanation of each theory, using examples from everyday life, popular culture, and literary texts a list of specific questions critics ask about literary texts an interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby through the lens of each theory a list of questions for further practice to guide readers in applying each theory to different literary works updated and expanded bibliographies Both engaging and rigorous, this is a "how-to" book for undergraduate and graduate students new to critical theory and for college professors who want to broaden their repertoire of critical approaches to literature.

Beyond Our Selves

Author: Catherine Marshall
Publisher: Chosen Books Publishing Company
ISBN: 0800792963
Release Date: 2001-09-01
Genre: Religion

This spiritual adventure from best-selling author Catherine Marshall relates tales from her childhood to marriage, and reads like a secret, questioning journal-and journey. Along the way, Marshall offers guidance on topics such as forgiveness, suffering, miracles, unanswered prayer, and healing. The result is a poignant revelation of her authentic search for a meaningful life, a practical faith, and a closer relationship with God.With more than two million copies in print, the continuing vitality of Beyond Our Selves stems from its basic practicality as a book that shines insight on subjects concerning every believer. In fact, Beyond Our Selves is inspiring millions of people around the world in search of meaning for their lives-challenging them to stretch their beliefs, deepen their faith, and revitalize their purpose.

The Living Church

Author: John Stott
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830899890
Release Date: 2015-05-21
Genre: Religion

At the 150th anniversary of the dedication of his church, John Stott gave voice to his dream for All Souls, London, and all souls everywhere: "I have a dream of . . . a biblical church . . . a worshiping church . . . a caring church . . . a serving church . . . an expectant church Reflecting on his more than sixty years of service at All Souls and a worldwide ministry that led Time magazine to acknowledge him as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World," Stott alerts a church that is in transition to the marks of a church that is living. The Living Church is the full articulation of Stott's dream for the body of Christ in the world today. To the people of God who inherit the global church he has helped to build for the past sixty years, he bequeaths this calling: There is such a thing as goodness: pursue it. The postmodern mood is unfriendly to all universal absolutes. Yet the apostle says there is such a thing as truth: fight for it. And there is such a thing as life: lay hold of it. May God enable us to make an unabashed commitment . . . to what is true, what is good, and what is real.

The Finished Work of Christ Paperback Edition

Author: Francis A. Schaeffer
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 9781433516931
Release Date: 1998-09-24
Genre: Religion

Augustine. Luther. Wesley. These great leaders of the church all traced their spiritual awakenings to the book of Romans. To this day Paul’s letter continues to fascinate, amaze, and awaken those who seek to plumb its depths, including one of the most influential Christian thinkers of the 20th century, Francis Schaeffer. In his landmark commentary on the first eight chapters of Romans, Schaeffer expounds on the foundational doctrines that undergird the core of Christian teaching, offering modern readers vital insights into the message of Romans and an arresting perspective on our own times. Redesigned with a new cover.