Crazy for God
How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of it Back
By (author) Frank Schaeffer
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Crazy for God by Frank Schaeffer
Book DescriptionBy the time he was nineteen, Frank Schaeffer's parents, Francis and Edith Schaeffer, had achieved global fame as bestselling evangelical authors and speakers, and Frank had joined his father on the evangelical circuit. He would go on to speak before thousands in arenas around America, publish his own evangelical bestseller, and work with such figures as Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, and Dr. James Dobson. But all the while Schaeffer felt increasingly alienated, precipitating a crisis of faith that would ultimately lead to his departure--even if it meant losing everything. With honesty, empathy, and humor, Schaeffer delivers "a brave and important book" (Andre Dubus III, author of House of Sand and Fog)--both a fascinating insider's look at the American evangelical movement and a deeply affecting personal odyssey of faith.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306817502
(210mm x 140mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Frank Schaeffer
And God Said, Billy! - A Novel, Paperback / softback (September 2013)
"The story is set in the 1980s and is about Billy, a young fundamentalist Christian who feels called to go to Hollywood to make "God's movie." But everything goes off the rails when he accepts a job to direct a soft-porn slasher/exploitation film in apartheid-era South Africa"--Page 4 of cover.
Zermatt, Paperback (February 2013)
Calvin Becker's strict fundamentalist upbringing means he's never seen a film, watched television or danced. He even has to hide his five second-hand copies of Mad magazine in the attic. Now he and his family - are on their modest annual skiing holiday in Switzerland.
Sex, Mom & God, Paperback (June 2012)
"Smart and often laugh-out-loud funny."-Jane Smiley, Washington Post
Sex, Mom, and God, Hardback (June 2011)» View all books by Frank Schaeffer
Describes God, religion, growing up evangelical - and living the life that came after.
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Author Biography - Frank Schaeffer
Frank Schaeffer is a bestselling author of fiction and nonfiction, and also a documentary and feature film director. Frank and his wife, Genie, live in Massachusetts and have three children.
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