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28 December 2010

Crazy for God

Schaeffer, Frank. 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. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2007.

This book is an autobiographical story of the author's life and religious beliefs.  I was mildly interested in his upbringing and definitely interested in his change of beliefs.  His switch from fundamentalist Christianity to evangelicalism was intriguing to me.  Unfortunately, this switch did not happen until after page 300.  For a book that is slightly longer than 400 pages, this means quite a commitment before one gets to the "good stuff." 

This book is interesting and entertaining, but not very informative, at least, not until after page 300.  By all means, read this book and enjoy the author's journey as he chooses to "talk story" for page after page.  If, however, you are looking for a treatise on the issues in fundamentalist Christianity, see Scandalous Freedom or Unchristian.

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