How Should We Then Live? (2005 edition)

How Should We Then Live? (2005 edition)

In what is probably his most well-known book, How Should We Then Live?, Francis Schaeffer uses history, religion, philosophy, art, music, literature, and culture as a background for a discussion of society and how we should be living if we are under God's direction. This book has been instrumental in the recent renewed interest in worldviews among Christians.

Schaeffer approaches worldviews from a Reformed Protestant perspective. While most of what he writes is valid, his Protestant perspective skews his presentation to make it appear that most postive cultural developments came about as a result of the Reformation. Nevertheless, whatever your religious perspective, this is a very thought-provoking book.

Schaeffer discusses artists, authors, and philosphers as though he expects his audience to already be familiar with them. If you don't already have a strong classical education, you might find the breadth of information and ideas presented overwhelming. A video series by the same title is a little easier to understand than the book, so you might consider it as an alternative. (Videos are available through Christian Book Distributors, and other sources.)

Also check out other books by Francis Schaeffer such as The God Who Is There.

Pricing Information

All prices are provided for comparison only and are subject to change. Click on prices to verify their accuracy.

How Should We Then Live? The Rise and Decline of W

How Should We Then Live? The Rise and Decline of W

How Should We Then Live? L'Abri 50th Anniversary E

How Should We Then Live? L

The God Who Is There, 30th Anniversary Edition

The God Who Is There, 30th Anniversary Edition

Get BIG SAVINGS on homeschool curriculum at the Co-op! Enter CATHY as the Referral Code on the sign-up form and get 500 FREE SmartPoints
Get a FREE subscription to Cathy's E-Newsletter Sign Up today!

My Lists

Save reviews to lists to guide curriculum choices. Sign-up or login to start your first list.

Instant Key

  • Grade Level: grades 10-12
  • Suitable For: independent study
  • Religious Perspective: Reformed Protestant
  • Educational Approaches: worldview
  • Special Audience: adults

Publisher's Info

Note: Publishers, authors, and service providers never pay to be reviewed. They do provide free review copies or online access to programs for review purposes.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services that I believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guidelines Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."