Let thy work appear unto thy servants.
and thy glory unto their children.
In an age when the survival of the
family as a living and loving unit is being
threatened as never before. an outstand-
ing Christian author, speaker and coun-
sellor presents a heartening, hopeful view
of family life.
In WHAT IS A FAMILY?, Edith
Schaeffer records her deeply human ex-
periences as wife, mother and grand-
mother at l.’Abri. the world-renowned
Christian community in Switzerland. The
unique insights she has gained there as
helpmate to her brilliant husband,
Dr. Francis Schaeffer, mother to their
four children, counsellor to the hundreds
who have stopped at L’ Abri in their search
for meaning in life, are invaluable to every-
one who wants to capture the essence of
Christian family living.
What is a family? To Edith Schaeffer,
a family is an everchanging life mobile …
a formation center for human relation-
ships … a perpetual relay of truth … a
museum of memories. All these things a
family is and much more.
Mrs. Schaeffer also explores the
problems and challenges facing Christian
families in the latter part of the twentieth
century-the “counterfeit” family, living
with aging and dying, the role of tradi-
tion, and themes of independence vs. de-
pendence, dominance vs. submission in
Written with rare insight and em-
pathy, drawn from the experiences of one
who has endeavored to live the spirit of
the Scriptures in everyday life, WHAT IS
A FAMILY? will become a rallying point
for all who value humanity, care and love
in family life
EDITH SCHAEFFER, WIFE OF THE GREAT FRANCIS A. SCHAEFFER, WAS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND INFLUENTIAL WRITERS OF THIS PAST CENTURY. AUTHOR OF L’ABRI THE AUTHOR DIED ON MARCH 30, 2013 AT THE AGE OF 98.
Hardcover. 255 pages. This first edition copy is in good to very good preloved condition. Dust jacket has several small tears that can be mended with tape (or we are happy to do this on request). Dust jacket has not faded. Book is unmarked with no previous owners signatures.