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True Spirituality

Author: Francis A. Schaeffer
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First Published in 1971 by: Tyndale House - (Library of Congress)
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Schaeffer gives an explanation of what True Spirituality should look like. He describes a moment-by-moment relationship with Christ that transforms us, our relationships, the church, and finally total culture.


History:

One of the first works written after Schaeffer's spiritual crisis in the early 1950s, but not published until later as True Spirituality. In Schaeffer's "Two Contents, Two Realities" Schaeffer remarks, "I went out to Dakota, and I spoke at a Bible conference. The Lord used it, and there was a real moving of God in that place. I preached it back in Switzerland. And eventually it became the book True Spirituality." Schaeffer says, that without this book there would have been no L'Abri. The content itself was born out of a spiritual crisis Schaeffer experienced in the early 50s.


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We do not need a dark room; we do not need to be under the influence of a hallucinatory drug; we do not need to be listening to a certain kind of music; we can know the reality of the supernatural here and now. This experiential result, however, is not just an experience of “bare” supernaturalism, without content, without our being able to describe and communicate it. It is much more. It is a moment-by-moment, increasing, experiential relationship to Christ and to the whole Trinity. We are to be in a relationship with the whole Trinity. The doors are open now: the intellectual doors, and also the doors to reality." ~ Francis Schaeffer, True Spirituality

Keywords: spirituality, Trinity, moment-by-moment, doors of reality

"The inward area is the first place of loss of true Christian life, of true spirituality, and the outward sinful act is the result. If we can only get hold of this--that the internal is the basic, the external is always merely the result--it will be a tremendous starting place." ~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, True Spirituality

Keywords: spirituality, mechanical, non-mechanical, sanctification

"...the Christian life, true spirituality, can never have a mechanical solution. The real solution is being cast up int ~ Dr. Francis Schaeffer, True Spirituality

Keywords: spirituality, mechanical, non-mechanical, sanctification


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Francis Shaeffer had been serving as a pastor for over a decade when he began to wonder if Christianity really made a difference in people's lives. True Spirituality, a twentieth-century spiritual classic, outlines the result of his effort to "start at the beginning" and re-examine his faith. The book is a treasure trove of wisdom for Christians trying to discover what true spirituality looks like in everyday life. Includes a foreword by Chuck Colson and an introduction by Dr. Jerram Barrs, director of the Schaeffer Institute.





 

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