This was my first time to read Schaeffer. I don’t know what I expected, but his writing was definitely different than what I had pictured of him in my mind. His phrases are simple, his pace leisurely as he walks the reader through the book of Romans–which quite possible could be the most tightly wound theological discourse in the Bible.
Schaeffer thoroughly examines the scripture in Romans similarly to how I approach doing scripture work. He asks questions of the scripture, then brings forth an explanation or clarification of the passage. Piece by piece, word by word, precept by precept, the author tears apart each verse, only to bring back the whole in context for a clearer understand of Romans.
One thing that I learned through reading The Finished Work of Christ, is the invaluable and very right practice for thanking God for forgiveness of my sin, and for salvation. That may sound simplistic, but sometimes we make things so complicated that we completely forget who it is that we are worshipping. At least, I know that when I make my morning routine rigid and legalistic and complicated, I lose sight of God. When I stick to my simple plan of Tryst (the tool I use for my time with God in the mornings), then I can see God more clearly and worship Him more deeply.