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  • L’Abri

    Posted by Jacy Cohen on July 3, 2023 at 10:27 pm

    Hey ladies! Hope you’re all having a great summer! We are set to start L’Abri by Edith Schaeffer this Sunday (9th), so if you’re joining in, make sure you have your copy. In the next couple days I will post a short bio on Schaeffer and chapter assignments for the week. Can’t wait to dig into this one with you all 😊

    Jacy Cohen replied 10 months ago 3 Members · 9 Replies
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  • Jordan Sparks

    Administrator
    July 10, 2023 at 6:09 am

    Really excited about this one. I’ve always wanted to read this book and I’m excited to do it with friends! I’ve read parts of the Hidden Art of Homemaking but that’s all I’ve read of Edith Shaffer.

  • Jacy Cohen

    Member
    July 10, 2023 at 9:33 pm

    Happy Monday ladies! We are ready chapters 1-3 this week 😊

    Edith Schaeffer was born in 1914 to missionary parents in China. She met her husband, Francis, at Beaver College in Pennsylvania and they married in 1935. After Francis attended Westminster Theological Seminary, the couple were sent to Switzerland as missionaries in 1948. In 1955 they left their mission organization and opened their home as a place to share the gospel and love people. They named it L’Abri, meaning “shelter”. Edith wrote and co-wrote twenty books throughout her life. Edith went to be with the Lord in 2013 at the age of 98.

    “She taught me about the beauty of home and family. She modeled the wonderful and powerful virtues of Christian hospitality.” -Tim Challie’s’ mother who visited L’Abri with her husband soon after their conversion.

    This info was found on Tim Challies’ website.

    • Jordan Sparks

      Administrator
      July 13, 2023 at 6:59 am

      How beautiful! ❤️

  • Jordan Sparks

    Administrator
    July 13, 2023 at 7:54 am

    I’m loving L’abri so far. Can’t put it down. It’s interesting to think about how far downstream we’ve come since the 50’s when people were thinking there was no absolute truth and everything was relative. Holding this book in my hands now and seeing the results of a rejection of God’s truth for the past few generations and where it’s gotten Europe and the world at large.

  • Jessica Lasley

    Member
    July 13, 2023 at 9:08 pm

    Had to make myself put it down so I could run errands. I love the way she writes. The descriptions of everything are gorgeous. And I love how she doesn’t unnecessarily linger on a finished thought. Some lines in it so far I’ve read two or three times they’re just so lovely.

  • Jordan Sparks

    Administrator
    July 14, 2023 at 2:14 am

    Totally agree. Beauty is seeping from the pages!

  • Jacy Cohen

    Member
    July 20, 2023 at 12:15 am

    Chapters 4-6 this week. How’s it going? 😊

  • Jordan Sparks

    Administrator
    July 20, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    I’m loving it so far. It’s really neat learning more about this family that I’ve heard their name so many times but never knew their story. I had no idea they were in St. Louis for 10 years. Cool since it’s close to us. I also enjoy hearing the stories about their children. Sad to know Frank isn’t faithful to the Lord right now. Also so different they’re just leaving the kids for weeks at a time while they did ministry trips. Just a different time and a different “normal” for sure.

  • Jacy Cohen

    Member
    July 24, 2023 at 11:21 pm

    Chapters 7-9 this week. Confession: I am just starting the book today 🙈 I have had a crazy month and haven’t read any of my books. So here’s to hoping I can get back on track 😂

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