This article presents Francis Schaeffer’s apologetics through a consideration of his work and writings. It starts with an overview of his books and lectures, which reveal a passion to present biblical truth in a way relevant to the questions of his interlocutors. Compassion and encouragement, motivated by his view of the dignity of all, characterized his approach. The article then answers some common criticisms of his method. Persuasion, life, and prayer were key, as illustrated by the work of L’Abri. Schaeffer’s apologetic methodology was presuppositionalist, yet he was more an evangelist than an academic apologist.