Does the Jacket Copy of my New Book Work For You? WHY I’M AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD

I have a book about to come out this spring--May 15. Here's the back cover copy below. I'm self publishing because this book does not fit with my secular publishers or any religious publisher. It will have a significant readership, I think. Also, that way I get to keep the price low: $3.99 on Kindle and $9.99 in print.Does the jacket copy work for you? Please let me know. Would you like a free copy as an e-file before publication, in return for agreeing to review it on Amazon? Please let me … [Read more...]

In The Next 3 Days I’ll be Announcing My New Book Title — Pub Date May 15

It's nonfiction, short, to the point and I'll be telling you all about it and asking your advice on all aspects of it from title to the cover, the back cover, the subtitle, and content, as well as pricing. This back and forth will be happening on my Facebook page.I'll be asking you all if you like the title, asking you if you will please pick my cover art out a selection I'll offer and the cover photo. I'll also send a free advance copy as a E-file to anyone in return for comments and an … [Read more...]

My Self-published Breakthrough Book is Proving the Mainstream Media Emperor is Naked

  My self-published breakthrough book  And God Said, "Billy!" exploring the roots of American religious delusion, and offering another way to approach true spirituality, is getting the best reader reviews of any of my dozen books--79 Amazon reviews so far, 100s of emails...But...because it's self-published (a first for me I'm trying as an experiment) it isn't getting any mainstream reviews, notwithstanding I've had NY Times bestsellers, been reviewed everywhere, … [Read more...]

Why I Just Asked Nadia Bolz-Weber to Marry Me or at Least Let Me Tattoo Her Face on My Chest

 This is the Nadia picture I'm tattooing on my chest.From: Nadia Bolz-Webber To: Frank Schaeffer Subject: your new book And God Said, "Billy!"Fri, Sep 20, 2013 7:40 amIt's like nothing I've ever read, Frank. Amazing! Here you go!"Only Frank Schaeffer could write a novel that details the hilarious absurdity of Christian Fundamentalism only to then enter the confounding beauty and redemptive mystery of Christian liturgical transition. A novel for anyone who … [Read more...]

Nadia Bolz-Weber and the Liturgy

I met Nadia one morning over early coffee. I saw the tattoos and wondered who this was.Later that day I heard Nadia speak about liturgy.How did that voice, the voice of patristic ancient liturgical tradition come out of this tall tattooed lady?Patristics-- the study of the Early Christian writers that are designated Church Fathers -- love of liturgy and tattoos???So WHO is Nadia, where did this person come from? What on earth..?Now comes the glowing, gleeful answer: … [Read more...]

Why Do I Feel So Bloody Liberated Self-Publishing

I’m self-publishing my new novel AND GOD SAID, “BILLY!”  Where's my advance? What will I live on? The New York Times won't review a self-published book! Libraries won't know about it! I'm screwed! This is my funniest, darkest and most spiritually reaffirming book. Have I wasted the 17 years I worked on it? If so, then why am I so happy with my insane plunge into the unknown? Why do I feel so bloody liberated in equal measure with my look-over-a-cliff panic?AND GOD SAID, “BILLY!”  is the close … [Read more...]

Read My NEW Novel “And God Said, ‘Billy!’” FREE

Read my NEW novel And God Said, "Billy!" free. Email me at frankaschaeffer@aol.com and I'll send you an electronic copy TODAY ... if you'll agree to post a review on Amazon when the book comes out on Sept 15.Will you please help me get the word out on my new book? It would be great if you'd share this note and your review on FB and Twitter too, maybe even a blog!Advance praise for AND GOD SAID, “BILLY!” “I love this novel. AND GOD SAID, “BILLY!” is laugh-out loud funny from page one. … [Read more...]


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