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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.”
The story feels a bit muted and tame. I suppose autobiographies tend toward that. But, as someone who read quite a lot of Francis Schaeffer's work in the 1980's, I did enjoy... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Michael L Tatro
the religious right would return this country and the modern world into a something resembling the taliban - it's all about power and control.Published 10 days ago by N. S. Warden
Challenging story. It's obvious that this was difficult to write, but it is a stark insight into the modern evangelical political movement. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Josh
*************Loved this book!
Insider Frank Schaeffer exposes the hypocrisy in religious right and illuminates some of the reasons that keep it static...
This book is a preposterous self-abnegating revisionist take on Franky's upbringing by Franky himself. Read morePublished 1 month ago by In Veritas Vivos
Crazy is right! What a life, what personality! I hope I can meet Frank and talk about my own journey someday. We all have stories and Frank really tries to.include all sides. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Elizabeth D. Retallack
Frank Schaffer's sometimes fascinating, but ultimately frustrating, memoir never delivers on the promise of its subtitle, "How I .. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Felicia Jordan
Have you ever wonder about this common Christian statistic?
"Over 80% of Christians became Christians before they were 19 years old. Read more
I guess I got sucked in by the " . . . Take All (or Almost All) of It Back" subtitling. Since I was reared by an "evangelical christian" mother, and at one time imagined myself a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by One Tree in the Forest