American Author's Association website, December 2008
"A story that needed to be told...A very personal and brutally honest memoir, that opens up and exposes the underbelly of the evangelistic movement...Gives the reader a rare and different look at some of various leaders of the fundamentalist moment...The book may open some eyes and minds about the dangers of politics and religion...A must read book for serious seekers looking for their own authentic path to enlightenment, or at least some inner peace."
"A must read for the de-converting...It is brutally honest, eye-opening, at times laugh out loud funny, and heart breaking."
"Princeton Packet," 2/13/09
"Mr. Schaeffer knows what he's talking about. He was there, and his book lays it all out, chapter and verse."
"[A] moving memoir...For those interested in a different perspective on Francis and Edith Schaeffer, l'Abri, and the fundamentalist right-wing evangelical movement, as well as the touching story of someone deeply involved in it all, this is a must-read."
"Augusta Metro Spirit," 4/15/09
"In a witty recollection that takes a different path from the average evangelical story, Frank Schaeffer offers an intimate portrait of a life within and without the spotlight of mass congregations...Schaeffer is more than qualified to offer candid commentary concerning the religious right in these United States...Written with an intricate collection of detail, a smooth ability to turn elements of conflict into startling moments of realization, and a wonderful search for meaning."
"Tallahassee Democrat," 7/25/09
"Part memoir, part biography, and part expose of a fundamentalist moment in U.S. religion and culture. As memoir it is at times funny, at times moving. As biography it provides an interesting, not to say intimate, perspective on Francis and Edith Schaeffer. As expose it provides revealing glimpses into the emergence of the religious right and some of it
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Frank Schaeffer was born in Switzerland to the famous American evangelical theologian and evangelist Dr. Francis Schaeffer. After a period in Hollywood as a documentary and feature film director, he became a bestselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. Schaeffer has written for USA Today, The Washington Post, Reader's Digest, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Los Angeles Times. His previous works about the American Evangelical movement include Portofino and Zermatt. He has written the bestselling Keeping Faith: A Father-Son Story About Love and the United States Marine Corps, about his son's service in the military, which he followed with Faith of Our Sons: A Father's Wartime Diary, and AWOL: The Unexcused Absence of America's Upper Classes from Military Service. Frank now resides in Boston and New York City with his wife, Genie.