L. G. Parkhurst, Jr. has known the Schaeffers since 1978, and is the author of Francis Schaeffer: The Man and His Message and Francis and Edith Schaeffer. He is also the compiler and editor of Edith Schaeffer’s devotional classic, The Art of Life. He has compiled and edited numerous prayer books, including: How To Prayer in the Spirit (from the writings of John Bunyan), Principles of Prayer (from the writings of Charles G. Finney), The Believer’s Secret of the Abiding Presence (from the writings of Andrew Murray and Brother Lawrence), and The Believer’s Secret of Intercession (from the writings of Andrew Murray and C. H. Spurgeon). Most recently, he has written Prayer Steps to Serenity the Twelve Steps Journey: New Serenity Prayer Edition. He received the Master of Divinity Degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and the Master of Arts Degree in Philosophy and the Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma. He has been a pastor for more than thirty-five years, and provides free resources for churches and pastors at www.SmallChurchResources.com. He has published more than 40 books, most of them on prayer and revival. Since 1989, he has written the weekly “Bible Lesson” for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma’s oldest and largest statewide newspaper. He provides these Bible lessons and other lesson helps at www.InternationalBibleLessons.org and www.BibleLessonForum.com.
Francis and Edith Schaeffer: Expanded and Updated Editionby L.G. Parkhurst
Francis Schaeffer defined revival as a: “A return to the practice of Biblical Christianity in the power of the Holy Spirit.” During his ministry, supported faithfully by his wife, Edith, they experienced revival in their personal lives and among the people with whom they ministered and worked. Those who practiced their teachings from the Scriptures also… See more details below
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Francis Schaeffer defined revival as a: “A return to the practice of Biblical Christianity in the power of the Holy Spirit.” During his ministry, supported faithfully by his wife, Edith, they experienced revival in their personal lives and among the people with whom they ministered and worked. Those who practiced their teachings from the Scriptures also experienced revival and spread that revival to their own families and churches. Edith first wrote L’Abri, about their work in Switzerland, and later wrote their autobiography, The Tapestry. Her two books, and this introduction to their life and work, show how God worked to enlighten and transform a whole generation of Christians. Francis and Edith Schaeffer were Christian missionaries who challenged a world of skeptical people to rethink their beliefs. This Expanded and Updated Edition Francis and Edith Schaeffer includes revisions, revised chapters from Francis Schaeffer: the Man and His Message (also written by L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.), and new material; see especially, “Lessons from Their Lives of Faith” In this short biography, you will be introduced to Francis and Edith Schaeffer and encouraged to learn more about them and their work by reading their books and discussing with others.
When I wrote Francis Schaeffer: The Man and His Message, I followed a book design pioneered by others. I equally divided the book between a glimpse of Francis Schaeffer’s life in the first half of the book and his teaching in the second half of the book. My goal was to reach those who had never heard of Francis and Edith Schaeffer or L’Abri, the kind of people that I had ministered to prior to my meeting the Schaeffers, the kind of people raised under theological liberalism who were lost and seeking the truth as I once was prior to meeting the Schaeffers. In some sense, the book is a fine introduction for the average lay person or unbeliever who has never heard of the Schaeffers. First published by Tyndale House Publishers, Francis Schaeffer: The Man and His Message has been out of print for many years, so I have revised His Message and have included it here following the Francis and Edith Schaeffer biography. The Expanded and Updated Edition ebook format makes this new expanded edition possible and easily available to people all around the world. May this book lead to revival as defined by Francis Schaeffer in the hearts of all who read it.
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In September 2012, I published this revised and expanded Nook edition of this book. This expanded edition contains a revised and expanded "Message" section from my first biography on Francis Schaeffer; which was, Francis Schaeffer: the Man and His Message. This expanded edition also includes a section on 10 of the lessons I learned from Francis and Edith Schaeffer. These 10 lessons are: Lesson 1. Teach the Truth in Love Lesson 2. There is Only One Reason to be a Christian Lesson 3. The Bible is True in All that it Affirms Lesson 4. Go First to Establish a Bible-Believing Church and Second a Denominational Church Lesson 5. A Church Without Discipline or the Ability to Discipline Ceases to be a Church Lesson 6. God is Not Mechanical, but Personal. God is the Infinite/Personal God Lesson 7. No One Becomes a Christian Apart From the Work of the Holy Spirit Lesson 8. Pray for the People of the Lord’s Choice to Come, Pray for Him to Keep the Others Away. Pray for the Lord to Meet Your Needs Without Asking for Money Lesson 9. If Your Choice is Between Perfection and Nothing, You Will Always Have Nothing. Do Not Expect a Perfect Church, Pastor, Elder, People, Thing, or Situation in This Fallen World in Which We Live Lesson 10. “God Calls Some to Leave, and Some to Stay, and I Am Not The Holy Spirit.” If you are interested in learning more about prayer from their lives and teaching, you might be interested in: How God Teaches Us to Pray: Lessons from the Lives of Francis and Edith Schaeffer, which is also a Nook Edition. I hope you will find this information helpful. This seemed to be the best place to use to inform readers interested in Francis and Edith Schaeffer. L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.