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The Mark of the Christian

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"It is possible to be a Christian without showing the mark, but if we expect non-Christians to know that we are Christians, we must show the mark."

Christians have not always presented an inviting picture to the world. Too often we have failed to show the beauty of authentic Christian love. And the world has disregarded Christianity as a result.

In our era of global violence and sectarian intolerance, the church needs to hear anew the challenge of this book. Decades ago Francis ...

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Overview

"It is possible to be a Christian without showing the mark, but if we expect non-Christians to know that we are Christians, we must show the mark."

Christians have not always presented an inviting picture to the world. Too often we have failed to show the beauty of authentic Christian love. And the world has disregarded Christianity as a result.

In our era of global violence and sectarian intolerance, the church needs to hear anew the challenge of this book. Decades ago Francis Schaeffer exhorted, "Love--and the unity it attests to--is the mark Christ gave Christians to wear before the world. Only with this mark may the world know that Christians are indeed Christians and that Jesus was sent by the Father."

More than ever, the church needs to respond compassionately to a needy world. More than ever, we need to show the Mark.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830834075
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 11/30/2006
  • Series: IVP Classics
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 63
  • Sales rank: 724,490
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Francis A. Schaeffer founded the L'Abri Fellowship in Switzerland and was the author of many books, including The God Who Is There. Until his death in 1984, he was also a noted speaker with a worldwide ministry. His ministry continues through his books, with over two million copies in print.

James W. Sire (PhD, University of Missouri), formerly a senior editor at InterVarsity Press, is an active speaker and writer. He has taught English, philosophy, theology, and short courses at many universities and seminaries. He continues to be a frequent guest lecturer in the United States and Europe.

His InterVarsity Press books and Bible studies include The Universe Next Door (a worldviews textbook), Scripture Twisting, Discipleship of the Mind, Chris Chrisman Goes to College, Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All?, Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Life as a Christian Calling, Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept, Learning to Pray Through the Psalms, Why Good Arguments Often Fail and A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics.

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition
Foreword to the First Edition
The Mark of the Christian
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  • Posted May 8, 2012

    Simple to read, but profound

    Francis Schaeffer delivers one of the most important principles of Christian living in this tiny book. Readers should read this book slowly and then read it again, and again.

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  • Posted May 28, 2010

    A Must Read for All Christians

    This small book gives the core from which all Christian Theology and Practice should flow. If we all only grasped and practices the principles set out in this short treatise, many, if not most, the Christian Church would not be suffering the power failure and ineffectiveness it is experiencing today.

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