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 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...]

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...]

McLaren’s Review of “And God Said, ‘Billy!’” For Tony Camplo’s “Red Letter Christians” Book Club

This post is by Brian McLaren. It is a review of Frank Schaeffer’s new book, “And God Said, Billy!” currently featured on Tony Campolo's Red Letter Book Club.Anyone who asks me for a recommendation for good reading in the fiction category always gets the same response: Have you read Frank Schaeffer’s Portofino trilogy? Now, Frank has a new novel out, and it’s excellent too: “And God Said, 'Billy!'”First, a word about Frank’s earlier trilogy, featuring young Calvin Becker who comes … [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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