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- Listening Length: 10 hours and 5 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 16 Sept. 2010
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0043FNHTO
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Crazy for God Audiobook – Unabridged
Top Customer Reviews
What is more creepy than preaching "no sex before marriage", to the LAbri students, while your son impregnates a teenager, and holding what seems to be a shotgun wedding... dressed up as a "Christian" one? The girl's parents, (liberal Catholics) must have been terrified for her...( Its a very good book.. both is what it says and what it does NOT say, but leaves you to guess. )
And why was the son so messed up that he did the deed, but didn't wear gloves? The poor little sod had been abandoned by his narcissistic parents, (who clearly despised each other), and brought up in two boarding schools.. the first was good, the second was so horrible and violent that it beggars belief. However Frank Schaeffer. . The messed up teen, became a very good author and enlightens us wonderfully about the origins of fundamentalism/evangelicalism/crazy-life-stealing-creepiness... but out of it all.. one hero emerges. His wife. Mrs Schaeffer. How she has ever survived .. I do not know... First this guy gets her pregnant, then they have fights, then he goes into crazy-land of preacherville, then Hollywood, by this time she's got a few more kids.... and all the time.. you've got to factor in the in-laws...Read more ›
At heart this story is an account of how Frank sought and gained his own spiritual identity through overcoming adversity, coming to know his parents' faith, then later encountering in the religious right in the USA, and finding that they had turned evangelical Christianity into something ugly and unattractive to him in his spiritual journey. Frank came through his own experiences to perceive leaders such as Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell and James Dobson as more focused on their own power and political influence than on a true humble walk with God in gratitude for the many gifts he has given us. His description of his own flaws, his own family life, as well as his parents' lives together gives hope to those of us who face challenges as parents and partners.
It takes great self-confidence to be a rebel, and combined with the honesty in every page of this book, it was for me an enthralling read. My feelings were of God's patience with us, as he gently leads us as we make mistakes and learn for ourselves his true grace and acceptance. We may not have had perfect childhoods or perfect relationships, but God still meets us where we are and seeks the best for his children. Frank has profound talents and found the love of his life in Genie, as well as his niche as a writer, orator and story-teller.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I suppose all beliefs are a bit crazy but the final outcome for Frank Schaeffer seems just right. Greek Orthodox .Published 14 months ago by Mr. M. Garner
A fabulous must read book for anyone who has felt both the positive and negative impacts of growing up exposed to the fundamentalist religious beliefs of one's parents. Read morePublished on 24 May 2015 by Nathanael MJ Wright
I've met a few folk who went to l'Abri in the Vaudois Alps, founded by Francis and Edith Schaeffer. As a result, I was surprised to see the rather different writings of Frank,... Read morePublished on 5 Aug. 2011 by Teemacs
Controversial. Starts untidily but picks up and continues well with some excellent autobiography and recollections. Read morePublished on 4 Nov. 2010 by mcginty
I had never heard of Frank Schaeffer before I heard a podcast interview he gave for the Point of Inquiry show. Read morePublished on 8 Mar. 2010 by M. P. Corkhill
Just found this a very exciting autobiographical memoir - the subtitle says it all really! It's a great warts and all story of the author's journey and, from a personal point of... Read morePublished on 27 Nov. 2009 by M. Evison