A Wild Goose Book Launch: “Please Ask God to Make You Grow Old Slowly”

The Rev. Frank Schaefer (author of "Defrocked") meets Frank Schaeffer (author of "Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God") at the Wild Goose  Festival June 2014 I mean how confusing is that?!Here's the passage from my new book WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace I read to open my talk at the Wild Goose Festival.My youngest grandchildren Lucy and Jack are still comfortable with a paradoxical way of seeing reality. For them make-believe a … [Read more...]

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to my Execution for Heresy…

I’d been writing novels and literary nonfiction for twenty years before I dared to write a memoir about my flight from my evangelical past. That book became the bestselling 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. I’d been so out of touch with the evangelical world that I’d lost track of the players. Put it this way: I’d never heard of Rob Bell.I was expecting a backlash from the sort of people I’d wo … [Read more...]

Religion News Service Gives Me A (NICE) BOOST!

Atheist or believer? Frank Schaeffer is a bit of both By Kimberly Winston Show captionFrank Schaeffer’s new book, “Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God,” explores love, loss and the author’s journey to finding peace. RNS image courtesy Frank SchaefferThis image is available for Web and printpublication. For questions, contact Sally Morrow. But he prays every day. And he goes to church every weekend. Catch him on the right day and he’ll admit he believes in God … [Read more...]

Why Do So Many Evangelicals Seem to Fear an Honest Discussion? Why the Trend to Dismiss Rather Than Engage?

Here's the level of discourse related to a conservative answer to my new book WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace.... Read the quotes below. What's with these guys? Please Explain."...a load of excrement... I don't think I'm going to be able to finish this book... dipped in the sauce of clueless heresy." (Amazon review By strannik "strannik" Campbell, CA USA)"I am not going to read this book...The title alone drives me a bit batty. " … [Read more...]

Religion Dispatches Gives “Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God” A Rave Review!

JUNE 3, 2014REVIEW June 3, 2014My Kind of Atheist By PETER LAARMAN By now Frank Schaeffer’s critique of crazy right-wing Christianity is sufficiently well-known that he didn’t need to write that book again. We are much the richer for the book he chose to write instead: a book that expresses a very wise person’s irreducible double-mindedness in relation to things of the spirit. Schaeffer was once a shining star in the conser … [Read more...]

I Have Decided to Lower the Kindle Price from $4.99 to $2.99 and put my new book “Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God” in a price range anyone can buy

I Have Decided to Lower the Kindle Price from $4.99 to $2.99 and put my new book WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace in a price range anyone can buy.Please help spread the word!There were 10,000 plus Kindle downloads in the Free promotion & NOW I want to keep the momentum going!Help me change the national discussion on religion for the better!Please tell people ...Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN … [Read more...]

48 HOURS OF FREE! PLEASE HELP ME DO THE IMPOSSIBLE

WILL YOU HELP ME DO THE IMPOSSIBLE? Will you help me spread the word on my FREE Kindle promotion and make that result in 100,000 FREE downloads of the Kindle version of my new book?Will you take a few moments today and plug this offer into your email, family, social media, Twitter, blogs and FB pages? I self-published this book. Given the bestselling status of some of my previous books, several of my former secular publishers and several religious publishers were interested in publishing … [Read more...]

In Some Sort of Weirdly Wonderful First Rage Against the Minivan AND Alternet BOTH Run (Wildly Different) Excerpts From My New Book

Kristen Howerton founder of Rage Against the Minivan "Why Jesus Would Have Hated Most Modern Day Religion" on Alternet Two diametrically different leading websites Alternet (Lefty social/political) and Rage Against the Minivan (family/parenting/social justice) have just run excerpts of my book over the weekend. his has to be some sort of a first.Rage Against the Minivan is one of the premier parenting sites run by author, speaker Ted Talker (Wild Goose Festival participant this year!) … [Read more...]


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