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“A must read for the de-converting…It is brutally honest, eye-opening, at times laugh out loud funny, and heart breaking.”
Princeton Packet, 2/13/09
“Mr. Schaeffer knows what he’s talking about. He was there, and his book lays it all out, chapter and verse.”
“[A] moving memoir…For those interested in a different perspective on Francis and Edith Schaeffer, l'Abri, and the fundamentalist right-wing evangelical movement, as well as the touching story of someone deeply involved in it all, this is a must-read.”
Augusta Metro Spirit, 4/15/09
“In a witty recollection that takes a different path from the average evangelical story, Frank Schaeffer offers an intimate portrait of a life within and without the spotlight of mass congregations…Schaeffer is more than qualified to offer candid commentary concerning the religious right in these United States…Written with an intricate collection of detail, a smooth ability to turn elements of conflict into startling moments of realization, and a wonderful search for meaning.”
Tallahassee Democrat, 7/25/09
“Part memoir, part biography, and part expose of a fundamentalist moment in U.S. religion and culture. As memoir it is at times funny, at times moving. As biography it provides an interesting, not to say intimate, perspective on Francis and Edith Schaeffer. As expose it provides revealing glimpses into the emergence of the religious right and some of its most visible leaders.”
Evangelical Studies Bulletin, Spring 2008
“[A] breezy new autobiographical book…The inner story of young Frank(y)’s childhood, adolescence, meteoric phase as up-and-coming evangelical political activist, and subsequent career keep the pages turning…[An] entertaining and provocative read.”
Semi-Autonomous Collective blog, 12/27/09
“Aggravating at times, frustrating by moments, but overall terribly touching, Schaeffer isn’t hiding any flaws from the picture he paints of his own family. If there is one book to understand where the religious right comes from, it’s that one.”
Frank Schaeffer (the son of Francis Schaeffer) is a great writer.
Young women and even girls who had the need to terminate an unwanted and often forced pregnancy, he said should not be able to do so.
As one might expect in such a context, parts of this book are quite harsh - it's plain that the author is still nursing past wounds.
Gives a whole new outlook on the religiou$ $cammer$ in the country.Published 1 day ago by Arkansas Red
Thought provocative for anyone ever involved in the Religious Right. Thanks for your candor Frank.Published 1 month ago by fierlessj316
As I am in the ministry business, and have followed the Fundamentalist movement for 40 years, I found the inside view from Frank to be most enlightening. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Edward L. Earl
It's difficult to know where to start with this review. I was one of the young evangelicals in the 1970s who soaked up the theology of Francis Schaeffer and who thought that the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by EEProf
What a delightful, amazing book. I read it a year ago and still think about it every day. Frank grew up in a free and crazy way in an Swiss idyll. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Hollyhock