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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.
I was, as usually, very interested in the author's upbringing and life experiences but got bored through the religious carreer and times of religious success. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Luciana Ondarts
A well written story of life and self discovery. I enjoy Schaeffer's writing style - so honest, so transparent. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert Bruce
I really, really loved this memoir. It was so interesting to me. This guy helped create the religious culture that I was raised in. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rachel Holbrook
I’ve often wondered if best-selling evangelical Christian authors ever actually make themselves sick enough to call a spade a spade and walk away from the cash-cow because they can... Read morePublished 2 months ago by P. D. Bekendam (author)
As a former "want to be a big deal kind of guy" this book helped me be truly OK with not making it. Frank Schaeffer helps us see that "making it" is way overrated. Read morePublished 2 months ago by janie baber
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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago by G. Soldat