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“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.
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.
Much modern art, like a Giacometti sculpture, portrays man in alienation, loneliness, despair. Was art always like this? Must it always focus on the lostness of man?Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer, a theologian with a deep interest in the arts, shows how the Bible records the use of various art forms in the Old Testament times. Then, turning to the contemporary scene, he suggests eleven perspectives within which a Christian view of art can take shape.For the Christian the arts can be a source of joy, a symbol of the creativity that marks the mannishness of man, man himself being made in the image of God the creator. For the Christian artist the sky is not the limit. Because he can distinguish between reality and illusion, he is the one whose imagination can “fly beyond the stars.”
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Crossway Books: Joshua and the Flow of Biblical History by Francis A. Schaeffer (vs.) The Great Evangelical Disaster by Francis A. Schaeffer
New Leaf Publishing: The Breathtaking Respiratory System (God’s Wondrous Machine) by Lainna Callentine (vs.) The Complex Circulatory System (God’s Wondrous Machine) by Lainna Callentine
Barbour Publishing: Replacing Worry for Wonder by Cheri Fuller (vs.) Overcoming the Hurt by Arnie Cole , Pam Ovwigho, Michael Ross
New Hope Publishers: Teen People of the Bible by Daniel Darling (vs.) Wonder Women of the Bible by Brenda Poinsett