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Number of Pages: 192
Publication Date: 1996
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Ideal for readers who want to discover what the Bible actually says regarding real problems in the real world. These studies guide the reader through passages that answer the most fundamental questions about God.
Recognized internationally for his work in Christianity and culture, Francis A. Schaeffer authored more than twenty books, which have been translated into a score of languages and sold millions worldwide. He and his wife, Edith, founded L'Abri Fellowship international study and discipleship centers. Schaeffer passed away in 1984, but his influence and legacy continue worldwide.
Udo W. Middelmann is president of the Francis A. Schaeffer Foundation. He is a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary and a longtime worker at Swiss L'Abri. Udo and Debbie Middelmann have five children and three grandchildren.
Lane T. Dennis is president and publisher of Crossway Books and Good News Tracts. Dr. Dennis earned his BS in business from Northern Illinois University, an MDiv from McCormick Theological Seminary, and a PhD in religion from Northwestern University. Before joining Good News Publishers in 1974, he served as a pastor in campus ministry at the University of Michigan (Sault Ste. Marie) and as the Managing Director of Verlag Grosse Freude in Switzerland. He is the author and/or editor of three books, including the Gold Medallion-award-winning book Letters of Francis A. Schaeffer, and he is the former Chairman of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Dr. Dennis serves as the Chairman of the ESV (English Standard Version) Bible Translation Oversight Committee and as the Executive Editor of the ESV Study Bible. Lane and his wife, Ebeth, live in Wheaton, Illinois.
C Arehart5 Stars Out Of 5November 14, 2009C ArehartJust a word of advice: don't let the title mislead you. This is NOT a book of classroom-oriented Sunday school lessons. The term "bible study" here has a very different meaning. Think of it instead as a mini (really mini) Systematic Theology. :-)The book's 25 chapters each cover a point of doctrine (such as "God and Man", "Christ the mediator", etc.) and consist of a page or two (sometimes a few) which list several bible passage references supporting that doctrinal theme. Each passage reference (book, chapter and verse number, not any specific translation's text) is also followed by a sentence or paragraph of commentary from Schaeffer. So the collection of passages serve as a quick guide to understanding the biblical warrant for the chapter's title topic. This is what is meant by "bible studies".I'm not knocking it, but it's just not what I expected at all, even with the book description. I accept the blame for not realizing "bible study" could have this other meaning. I just wanted to help other readers who may expect it would be a book of "classroom lessons". Even so, it can surely be a blessing to readers. Fortunately, Christianbook offers here links to the book's table of contents and an excerpt. I missed looking at those before purchasing. Be sure to check it out to be clear on what the book offers.
Rev. Bill Connell5 Stars Out Of 5September 16, 2009Rev. Bill ConnellI bought my first copy in 1973 brand new for just $.95. Money very well spent! It is a little like the Gospel of John, in that it is both simple and deep at the same time. An overlooked Schaeffer treasure. Get two copies and read them through together with a new believer.
Jeffrey Aslesen5 Stars Out Of 5January 8, 2009Jeffrey AslesenDr. Schaeffer's books have challenged me to grow intellectually and spiritually for which I am eternally grateful.
Dave Kinman5 Stars Out Of 5March 8, 2007Dave KinmanI have used this book as Bible study, in its current edition and in an earlier printing, for many years with all ages and levels of believers and seekers. Its combined simplicity and depth have drawn many to grow in their faith. It is an outstanding resource.
Dave Hill5 Stars Out Of 5August 22, 2001Dave HillThis book is an awesome resource for doing "undercover" evangelism, discipleship, bible study lessons, and just plain old "faith building". For the price you can't afford not to have this book.This book is the heart of Schaeffer.
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