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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.
Crazy for God is said to be both a Mea Culpa by Frank Schaeffer about his role in founding the Religious Right and an expose whereby Schaeffer rejects his religious faith, betrays... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Carl Robinson
More in the tradition of good storytelling than the dryness of a linear biography, the writing is so organic that you see, feel and even smell the experiences right along with the... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Janyce P. Jones
Every excuse but no reasons--Frank's gritty confessional
This book is Frank Schaeffer's very personal, often poignant, sometimes impertinent explanation of why he has... Read more
All my nagging questions about the religious right were answered here. Well-written, non-condemning, revealing. An intriguing read.Published 1 month ago by G. Soldat
Interesting perspective. The author writes with a compelling storytelling style. He is transparent in what he reveals about himself and his family. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
It has too many parts where I lost interest. I think Frank's best book is "Patience With God." I found that to be a much better read.Published 1 month ago by Terry A. Breeding
You want to know why the Republican party took on gay rights, abortion, and god, this is the book to read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by v.o. michigan
Schaeffer gives a balanced view of the evangelical movement from the inside as the child of two leading evangelical leaders. Read morePublished 3 months ago by jwceithaml
Although Mr. Schaeffer might have a compelling story to tell, I became so bored with his setting of the stage, I just couldn't read another page. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Linda S. Beckman