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Francis Schaeffer: A Mind and Heart for God (Little, ed.)

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Francis Schaeffer’s view of humanity was that all human beings are created in the image of God—broken by the fall, but nonetheless created in the image of God, and are therefore creatures of great dignity and worth. It was the driving force behind his dealings with people, causing him to treat each person with significance and respect, and it was central to his view of how Christians should reach the world around them.

Born from the first conference dedicated to his work and its continuing influence in our world, and selected from the best of the talks presented at that conference, this book offers the view that Francis Schaeffer’s word to the Christian community is as relevant today, and maybe more so, than in his own lifetime.

Table of Contents:

  1. Francis A. Schaeffer: The Man – Udo Middelmann
  2. Francis Schaeffer: His Apologetics – Jerram Barrs
  3. Francis Schaeffer in the Twenty-First Century – Ranald Macaulay
  4. Francis Schaeffer: His Legacy and His Influence on Evangelicalism – Jerram Barrs
  5. Sentimentality: Significance for Apologetics – Dick Keyes 



Bruce A. Little is a professor of philosophy and director of the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.



"For many in the 1960s, Francis Schaeffer was the great door opener opening the door to regaining the lordship of Christ over the whole of life and culture. For me personally, he stood head and shoulders above most others because of the way he took God so seriously, people so seriously and truth so seriously. A flawed human being as we all are, he was a giant of the faith to whom we owe more than many people realize." - Os Guinness

"Just as there arose in the land a new Pharaoh who knew not Joseph, so the present generation risks not knowing Francis Schaeffer. This would be sad, not for nostalgic reasons, but because his thought and his work shaped a remarkable number of Christian leaders who are now developing and applying the great vision of this mentor. Francis Schaeffer: A Mind and Heart for God goes a long way toward overcoming this amnesia. Each author brings a moving combination of personal tributes and original insights from their own work. Few texts will give the reader deeper insight into Francis Schaeffer, the man and the legacy, than this one. And few texts will better challenge the reader to carry on the work he began." - William Edgar

"One of my most vivid memories of Schaeffer was waiting for him to arrive at our small London apartment where a group of students had met to hear him speak. Schaeffer was an hour late because he had been outside in the taxi talking to the driver about the Christian gospel! But this incident exemplified what I had come to admire about him. His sense of both the greatness and tragedy of human life pervaded everything he said as did the corresponding sense that God has spoken and has given to us truth which is unshakable." - David F. Wells