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Edith Schaeffer (1914–2013)

Autor/a de The Hidden Art of Homemaking

30+ obres 5,092 Membres 24 Ressenyes 2 preferits

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Edith Schaeffer, wife of Dr. Francis Schaeffer, was co-founder of L'Abri Fellowship, the Christian community in Switzerland where the Schaeffer family greeted a steady stream of visitors searching for spiritual guidance. Her previous books include What Is a Family?, L'Abri, Hidden Art, and mostra'n més Everybody Can Know. mostra'n menys
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Nom normalitzat
Schaeffer, Edith
Altres noms
Seville, Edith Rachel (birth name)
Data de naixement
1914-11-02
Data de defunció
2013-03-31
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Wenzhou, China
Lloc de defunció
Gryon, Switzerland
Llocs de residència
Huémoz-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
Educació
Beaver College
Professions
evangelist
Relacions
Schaeffer, Francis (husband)
Schaeffer, Frank (son)
Organitzacions
L'Abri (co-founder)

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I loved this book!

Edith Schaeffer writes about how she and her husband, Francis Schaeffer, came to begin L'Abri Fellowship, a community where people can come and wrestle with their questions about God and spirituality.

One of the hallmarks of this community is that Edith and Francis aren't official missionaries and don't receive traditional financial support. They also don't advertise their needs widely or ask for funds. Instead, they pray and trust God to provide for their needs - and He has.

As with other accounts of God's provision, this was an incredibly encouraging read. Something that really struck me is that they also prayed for God to keep people away, those people who would only be taking advantage of the free accommodation near a skiing area (they are in Switzerland), and not actually interested in spiritual matters.

"If God exists, He is the One with infinite intelligence, infinite wisdom, infinite knowledge, infinite judgment. He would know how to plan a work, how to use lives, beyond any human being. We felt then that it would be possible to place our individual lives, and our 'work' of the future, into His planning. We felt it would be possible for Him to communicate day by day, week by week, month by month, this plan of His to us." p 127
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RachelRachelRachel | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Nov 21, 2023 |
4.5 stars

Schaeffer wrote letters to her family and "ministry family" while living and working as a missionary in Switzerland, and this book is a collection of 12 years' worth of those letters.

She details her family's ministry efforts that result in many salvations and the creation of L'Abri Fellowship, a place where people seeking spiritual truth can come to converse freely and wrestle with their beliefs (or lack thereof) about God.

Because these letters were penned between 1948 and 1960 in Europe, there are many interesting historical tidbits - for instance, real meals they ate during rationing after World War II are mentioned.

Schaeffer is very detailed in these letters, and so this book is not for those who just want the 'big picture.' (If that is you, I recommend reading [b:L'Abri|338211|L'Abri|Edith Schaeffer|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1348570739l/338211._SY75_.jpg|2132648] by Schaeffer instead.)
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RachelRachelRachel | Nov 21, 2023 |
3.5 stars

I was excited that this book covers the period of time before and after [b:L'Abri|12072672|L'Abri|Edith Schaeffer|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1388196974l/12072672._SY75_.jpg|2132648] was written but, honestly, the after became somewhat boring as the Schaeffers' ministry increasingly was wrapped up in speaking at conferences and writing books, and less was written about the community life.

Of course, it is always encouraging to read about answered prayers, but the book was pretty lengthy and I didn't feel that there were as many answers to prayer included in this book as there were in the first one.… (més)
 
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RachelRachelRachel | Nov 21, 2023 |
This is a great book. Explains the Jewish roots of Christianity, the respect we owe to Jews, etc.

How odd of God, to choose the Jew,
but not as odd as those who choose
the Jewish God but hate the Jew.

Edith Schaeffer did a great job writing this book, and I can't wait to read more of her books. Her husband, Francis Schaeffer, has also written several books I've enjoyed.
 
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Shockleyy | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jun 6, 2021 |

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Ressenyes
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