I started reading Francis Schaeffer when I was in high school. Having finished his Complete Works years ago, I still find myself being drawn to some of his books again and again. Specifically, those books are the ones that compose the so-called Schaeffer Trilogy. They have shaped the way I view life's big questions, and hence, the way I view life. Some have criticized Schaeffer's use of the broad brush in his treatment of the history of philosophy and of the development of western culture. I would counter that people do this all the time in their daily conversation. Schaeffer was the grand generalist who saw the interplay of ideas across the various disciplines and was able to comment upon them from a biblical perspective. In short, he was a true intellect who read widely and thought deeply.As Schaeffer so eloquently pointed out, when you ask the basic questions (and there are only few), you are ultimately left with only few possible answers. To know that true biblical Christianity has the only (not "best," but "only") rational answers in the areas of morals, metaphysics, and epistemology is wonderful indeed. The old Bible speaks to modern man.