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How Should We Then Live?

Author Francis A. Schaeffer
Narrator Kate Reading
Publisher christianaudio Hovel
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Release Date November 15, 2006
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In this brilliant book Francis Schaeffer analyzed the reasons for modern society’s state of affairs and presented the only viable alternative: living by the Christian ethic, acceptance of God’s revelation, and total affirmation of the Bible’s morals, values, and meaning.
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As one of the foremost evangelical thinkers of the twentieth century, Francis Schaeffer long pondered the fate of declining Western culture. In this brilliant book he analyzed the reasons for modern society’s state of affairs and presented the only viable alternative: living by the Christian ethic, acceptance of God’s revelation, and total affirmation of the Bible’s morals, values, and meaning.

How Should We Then Live? has become the benchmark for Christian worldview thinking today. This edition commemorates the 50th anniversary of L’Abri Fellowship, founded by Francis and Edith Schaeffer.

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Relevant, informative, thought provoking...a must read.
Though written decades ago, is still as relevant now as when it was first written. This book will give its reader a perspective on the importance of worldview. Dr Schaeffer correctly points out the ultimate conclusion one can expect as the humanistic values are being carried onto its ultimate conclusion. It is a must read for all!
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Review by / (Posted on 10/15/2016)
A great book
A really excellent work from Francis A. Schaeffer. He does a great job summarising the history of western thought which helps us understand where we are now, where we have come from and where we might be going. The Narrator was excellent too.
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Review by / (Posted on 5/27/2016)
This is a MASTERPIECE.
This book literally took my breath away. Having just listened to the very end of it moments ago, I am still staggering with the sheer genius, scope, breadth, and inspiration of this book.

Francis Schaeffer goes back to the time of the Romans and traces the development of Western thought through the centuries, showing how one thing led to another and revealing the logical progression of why we are exactly in the place we are at in the present day. Using philosophy, art, music, and literature, he traces the development of the worldview that we hold in a way that is brilliant, compelling, and illuminating.

Before listening to this book, I considered myself decently well-informed about Christian apologetics, the concept of worldview, and the history of modern thought, and I had even watched the film series version of this material when I must have been too young to understand it. This time around, the book gave me multiple jaw-dropping, eye-widening moments that literally had me catching my breath. "Oh! That's why we think that. Right on! That makes total sense! Oh! That's where that came from! Oh my word! Everyone thinks that, including me, but he just showed me it is not based on truth, so I reject that thought."

I frequently wished I had a hard copy of the book to highlight and notate and get quotes from. It was so good I want to start over immediately and listen to the whole thing again from the beginning.

I have never before seen so clearly the value in understanding where we have been in order to comprehend where we are now. And knowing where we have been, and comprehending where we are now, one has a much greater capacity to address the current conditions we face in society with insight, effectiveness, and persuasion, as well as a much clearer direction for where to go from here.

Kate Reading deserves the highest praise for her reading. This book contains a lot of thoughtful, deep material, and her reading was always done in a way that her brain was engaged with the train of thought. You can tell when someone is reading on autopilot, with their brain completely disengaged from the meaning of what they are reading, and this was never the case with Kate's rendition. Her inflection, tone, and volume was superb. Also, the number of foreign names would have made this a doozy for many people, but she sails effortlessly through the pronunciation, so that it is never a stumbling block to the hearer. Well done, Kate Reading!
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Review by / (Posted on 11/9/2014)
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