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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (408 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Francis A. Schaeffer Narrator: Nadia May Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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The lordship of Christ should include an interest in the arts, writes Francis Schaeffer. A Christian should use these arts to the glory of God, not just as tracts, mind you, but as things of beauty to the praise of God.

Many Christians, wary of creating graven images, have steered clear of artistic creativity. But the Bible offers a robust affirmation of the arts. The human impulse to create reflects our being created in the image of a creator God. Art and the Bible has been a foundational work for generations of Christians in the arts. In this book's classic essays, Francis Schaeffer first examines the scriptural record of the use of various art forms, and then establishes a Christian perspective on art. With clarity and vigor, Schaeffer explains why the Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Krycho | 2/16/2014

    " Short and sweet and to the point, but very good. Schaeffer's vision was on-target, by and large, though he got a little hung up at times on conveying propositional truth through art. Thus, his rejection of art-as-tract is right, but as a cultural project his vision failed at least in part because it wasn't truly coherent in his own writing here. Still, this should be on the required reading shelf for any would-be Christian artist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey Doolan | 2/8/2014

    " Awesome book about reviving a Christian aesthetic. Must-read for any Christian artist (especially Thomas Kinkade). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky Pliego | 2/7/2014

    " Great book. Must re-read soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob Ladwig | 1/22/2014

    " Good book, lays the christian worldview foundation for an understanding of art in culture. This book leaves you wanting more and more can be found as the best book on this subject I have read is "Art and the Death of Culture" by Rookmaaker who studied under Schaeffer at L'Abri. Schaeffer was a generalist and can be forgiven for not having the extensive knowledge of art Rookmaaker had. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean-david | 1/19/2014

    " This is an important book that I would reccomend to every artist, and every pastor/preacher, especially fundamentalists or those who may live and operate in and around that context. Classic Schaeffer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher Waugh | 1/15/2014

    " I read this in college; a great book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick Davis | 1/10/2014

    " This book was good, but I strongly disagree with Schaeffer's criteron for validity in art. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hwombacher | 12/5/2013

    " This is a christian artists best investment. I really loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joel | 8/18/2013

    " Brief, precise, & a great starting point for any Protestant who has been frustrated with the failure of Christians to understand or interact with artwork or artists in a meaningful way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C. Tilden | 4/30/2013

    " a concise, well reasoned argument for creativity as an essential ingredient in what he calls the 'manishment of man' and the role which art plays in developing culture from a christian worldview. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacob | 4/6/2013

    " A good summary of how Christians ought to approach art. This is a must read for anyone who considers himself a Christian. Art is a large part of life. Christianity is a large part of the Christian's life. With these two powers combined i am captain plan...i mean something great can really happen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 11/24/2012

    " A wonderfully biblical and culturally-conscious look at how a Christian should view art, and how artists should use their skills for the glory of God. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob Mendelsohn | 9/12/2012

    " I first read this in the 70s, and found myself quoting it regularly. I read it again last year and it still has great impact. Easy and quick, and useful to see art as something evaluable outside the good/bad continuum. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Botts | 8/29/2012

    " Need a philosophy of art that's intelligent and responsible. This book offers such a gift. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel Alvers | 8/5/2012

    " Classic Francis.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edward | 4/13/2012

    " Short but useful message. Every christian artists need read this if you want to know how to use art to honor God or you are seeking the relationship between art & God. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 11/19/2011

    " We need this book to be read and put into practice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Koleesa | 10/3/2011

    " This book was pleasant to read and I learned a lot from it; however, I'm not sure I quite agree with all of his conclusions on the subject matter. It makes me very interested in doing more research on the topic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel Blackaby | 6/20/2011

    " A short, but very informative tract on the subject. A perfect starting point for Christians interested in creating or consuming the Arts "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abigail | 5/7/2011

    " Liked it a lot--it was an enjoyable read, although I think what Schaeffer defined as art was too broad. He referenced many parts of the Bible that aren't commonly referenced, which made his main points even more interesting. We're reading it for school, and it's one of my new favorites of the year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marion Hill | 3/26/2011

    " A powerful little book about the connection between art and the Bible. A must read for all Christian artists! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 3/17/2011

    " Awesome book about reviving a Christian aesthetic. Must-read for any Christian artist (especially Thomas Kinkade). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 11/24/2010

    " We need this book to be read and put into practice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 11/17/2010

    " Nice book – fast reading. I think he really addressed the topics any Christians who are interested in arts should work thru. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 5/28/2010

    " This book was good, but I strongly disagree with Schaeffer's criteron for validity in art. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 4/11/2010

    " A wonderfully biblical and culturally-conscious look at how a Christian should view art, and how artists should use their skills for the glory of God. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 10/24/2008

    " Stimulating and compelling little book, Shaeffer's essays challenge parts of the church (the protestant and evangelical parts) that denigrate or marginalize art and artists. I enjoyed it and recommend it for anything thinking about these issues. "

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