How Should We Then Live

  • by Francis A. Schaeffer
  • Narrated by Kate Reading
  • 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As one of the foremost evangelical thinkers of the 20th 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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Schaeffer's classic confronts and challenges

Where does How Should We Then Live rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is the only audiobook I've listened to in its entirety.


What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed reviewing several well-known aspect of world history, and learning of many other unfamiliar ones, woven together in a coherent worldview.


What aspect of Kate Reading’s performance would you have changed?

I don't disapprove of her performance at all... this was my first audiobook and it was a bit of a challenge to engage the male author while hearing his words in a female voice. I'm not sure I ever made the connection completely.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Schaeffer's indictment of Christians who have held to thoroughly orthodox views in most areas while ignoring Scriptural teaching on race and compassionate use of wealth.


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- Robert D. Johnson "Follower of Christ, husband of one, father to four, student of philosophy, fan of Kentucky Wildcat basketball... that's all you need to know."

Perspective-changing book

What other book might you compare How Should We Then Live to and why?

I had read Total Truth before, which includes many references to Francis Schaeffer. My daughter had some coursework in High School which included Schaeffer, so I was interested in hearing some of his original work. Total Truth is a great book as well.


Any additional comments?

This was a fantastic book! Does a great job at showing the big picture history of different worldviews, and helped me to see much better how they show up in our world today. I'm listening to it for a second time now!

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- David Sharp

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-11-2009
  • Publisher: christianaudio.com