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- Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC
- Audible.com Release Date: September 16, 2010
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- Language: English
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However, during the last year it all came crashing down, ironically after walking the 500-mile Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail in Spain. During my trek I had plenty of time to think about the last two decades, and in the end I came to a decision. Yes, as an evangelical I'd made a few good friends and had some positive experiences. But the bad far outweighed the good. I'd had enough of trying to jam theological square pegs into the round holes of rationality. Plus, I could take no more cult-of-personality pastors, egotistical theologians, holier-than-thou legalisms, guilt trips, and plain goofiness. So when reality intruded on my faith, I either had to acknowledge it or shut my eyes even tighter. I chose the former option and abandoned evangelicalism.
As part of my journey I read the "new atheist" books by Hitchens, Dawkins, Stenger, and so forth. Although I found them challenging and relevant (along with abrasive and polemic), these authors have probably never bought into any religious belief.Read more ›
"Crazy for God" is a gripping read, both candid and engaging. More than anything else, I was touched by Schaeffer's unrelenting honesty.Read more ›
Frank Schaeffer, the son of evangelical theologians Francis and Edith Schaeffer has, in his memoir Crazy for God, provided a beautiful, touching, and painfully honest story of growing up in the evangelical sub-culture in the age before it emerged as the culture. His portrait of his famous (at least in some circles) parents, and their Swiss Christian community, L'Abri, will anger those evangelicals who regard the Schaeffers (especially Francis) as saints. But, if you're looking for a Daddy Dearest, you'll be mightly disappointed. There is no scandal here, other than the scandal of evangelical Christianity in America once it got itself fitted into Constantine's vestments.
Frank paints his father as an art-loving historian, a free-thinker more at home in the Florentine Accademia than on the radio with Dr. Dobson. The elder Schaeffer apparently detested the power-hungry theo-politicians like Dobson, Falwell and Robertson, and was far more concerned with reaching young people in search of life's big questions than in reaching the halls of power. Still he allowed himself to be manipulated by the theo-politicians, to become the most sought after evangelical teacher of the 1980's.Read more ›
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Very interesting, and disturbing, background on beginning of the religious right. Some reviewers think Schaeffer was too hard on his parents but I tend to think he accepts that in... Read morePublished 7 days ago by JimBobC
Although this book was published in 2007, it is even more relevant today, given the political environment we now face in America with the craziness of the 2016 Presidential... Read morePublished 7 days ago by M. Jamie Brown
I was asked to read this book, and asked to discuss what I thought. I was saved in 1966, and was part of a very fundamental pastor and church. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Joseph F. Yunik
This book is the autobiography of the author, who is the son of one of America's most respected evangelical writers and apologists. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mary Raynor
Interesting insider look from child of a famous conservative Christian leader.Published 6 months ago by EDSON Y LEE
I resonate with Schaffer's life only as a fellow spiritually controlled child. I could understand his childhood and his move away from traditional fundamentalism into something... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kathy L.
I read this book because I was there, at L’Abri, in the fall of 1970 and I knew first hand the world Frank Schaeffer was talking about. Read morePublished 8 months ago by LRH