Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Book Review: Bitesize Biographies-Francis Schaeffer by Mostyn Roberts

Biographies are like a small chunk of Church History. When we read of great men and women of God, we are inspired by the great things they accomplish, but hopefully learn from their failures.
This is the second biography I have read about the life of Francis Schaeffer. The first one was “Crazy for God” by Schaeffer's prodigal son, Franky. Franky's book was heartbreaking. He derided his mother and father and disavowed almost everything he believed in while his father was living.
This book is totally the opposite. I learned more in 144 pages than I did from Franky’s 300.

Here we get a portrait of a man who finds God and believes that all of life should celebrate the "God Who is There". It is more than a Biography. It also includes an overview of Schaeffer's belief system. The section on his apologetics is worth the whole book.

Roberts also brings in a cast of characters that I never knew had a connection to Schaeffer (i.e. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, etc.)

This book is short but to the point. It is a primer that will move you from the life of Schaeffer to a great desire to read his writings.

I have read 2 of Frances Schaeffer's books. But after finishing this biography, I have moved his complete works to my "God willing, read before I die" list.

I highly recommend this biography. It is easy to read and keeps you interested to the very end.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

*I received this book, free of charge, from EP Books and Cross Focused Reviews in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Roger,

    Thanks for being a part of the Bitesize Biographies Francis Schaeffer book review blog tour. My favorite line in your review is, "I learned more in 144 pages than I did from Franky’s 300."

    Looking forward to working with you on future book review blog tours.

    Shaun Tabatt
    Cross Focused Reviews