“This is what being raised in the southern Bible belt will do to you…If it is ok, I will share my head for the first time to anyone”

NOTE: If you come from an evangelical background and feel anguish you are not alone. Here's proof! I get 20-30 emails and FB messages a day from readers of my new book expressing anguish over their religious backgrounds. I answer all of them. I learn more from my readers than they learn from me. Here's one exchange I found very moving. (Printed here by permission, name changed.) Take hope. Sat, Aug 16, 2014 12:26 pmFrank: It is such a relief to get to share my head with someone. I am not … [Read more...]

I’ll make a bet: If I asked you for a $32.79 donation to a Crowdsourcing project to change religion into a “church of hopeful uncertainty” you’d donate

Dear Patheos Friends,I’m Launching a PROJECT “Say NO to Fundamentalism and YES to Mystery, Wonder and Love!”Will You Help?I’ll make a bet: If I asked you for a $32.79 donation to a "Crowdsourcing" project of mine that would change what religion is in America by turning our “church of hopeful uncertainty” into a virtual “mega church” of tolerance, forbearance and love you’d donate.But I’m not asking for that. I want something else: healed souls one at a time!And here’s why I da … [Read more...]

U2’s art is many things but never a prank

With each album and concert, the Irish quartet U2 has made tonal craft-rich music of lasting substance that has enjoyed massive popular acclaim. Their work is meaning-saturated and produced hands-on as un-fooled-around-with straight up rock! It is rife with overt spiritual content.U2 have, at times, been the most popular band in the world and also, arguably, one of the most important musically. And they place a premium on high artistic craft as if the likes of Damian Hirst and company never … [Read more...]

Have you gone to my Facebook page yet to advise me on if I should do another FREE offer on the Kindle of my new book?

Have you gone to my Facebook page yet to advise me on if I should do another FREE offer on the Kindle of my new book?Please DO! I need your advice.I'm trying to earn a living as a writer. Tough even though I've been doing this for 25 yrs-plus.I also want to change the conversation on religion. I also don't have a clue how to navigate the new publishing realities!HELP!Please CLICK and give me your advice! CLICK HERE:  https://www.facebook.com/frank.schaeffer.16 …Frank Sch … [Read more...]

The Millionaire Authors Who Went Against Amazon in Support of the Giant Publishers Are a 1% Elite Hurting the Little Guy– Me and Other Mid-List Authors

As anyone who has been reading my HuffPost blogs knows I'm "of the left." So I understand the impulse to regard corporations as bad and giant companies as downright evil. Enter the Amazon takeover of the world and destruction of all that is right and holy in publishing. Only there is another side to all this that I -- as a mid-level author of more than a dozen books and several best-sellers -- would like to offer. I love Amazon and here's why.Many years ago when Laura Bush read a paragraph … [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...]

Win A Prize For The Best Effort to Make My May 30-31 Two-Day Kindle FREE BOOK Promotion A HUGE Success!

First you need to go to my Facebook Fan Page and "like" it and "join" if you're not already a (so-called) follower. The competition is taking place only on my FB page!PRIZES1st Prize: A Set of first edition signed copies of the "God Trilogy" (Crazy For God, Patience With God, Sex Mom and God, all HARDCOVER First Editions! PLUS a signed WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace)2nd Prize: 3 Signed copies of my new book WHY I AM AN … [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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