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Schaeffer, Frank

Overview
Works: 76 works in 185 publications in 5 languages and 8,704 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  History  Records and correspondence  Sources  Military history  Bildungsromans  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Director, Editor
Classifications: PS3569.C348, B
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AWOL : the unexcused absence of America's upper classes from the military -- and how it hurts our country by Kathy Roth-Douquet( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the increasing problem resulting from the fact that the people who make, support, or protest military policy have no military experience, analyzing the disconnect between military service and the privileged elite
Portofino : a novel by Frank Schaeffer( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calvin is the son of a missionary family, and their trip to Portofino is the highlight of his year. But even in the seductive Italian summer, the Beckers can't really relax. Calvin's father could slip into a Bad Mood and start hurling potted plants at any time. His mother has an embarrassing habit of trying to convert?pagans" on the beach. And his sister Janet has a ski sweater and a miniature Bible in her luggage, just in case the Russians invade and send them to Siberia. His dad says everything is part of God's plan. But this summer, Calvin has some plans of his own ... Portofino is the pre
Voices from the front : letters home from America's military family by Frank Schaeffer( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Provides an intimate view of the emotional and human side of American volunteer in the middle of war: from training and first deployment, to combat, occupation, and in some cases, homecoming"--Jacket
Addicted to mediocrity : 20th century Christians and the arts by Frank Schaeffer( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of how Christians have sacrificed the artistic prominence they enjoyed for centuries and settled instead for marginal and uninspiring works, including trinkets, tee shirts, and bumper stickers
A time for anger : the myth of neutrality by Frank Schaeffer( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving grandma by Frank Schaeffer( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy smuggles medicine to save his grandmother when he learns his parents want her to die. He is Calvin Becker, 13, whose parents run a Presbyterian mission in Switzerland. A religious satire
Bad news for modern man : an agenda for Christian activism by Frank Schaeffer( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zermatt by Frank Schaeffer( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

- Portofino sold over 80,000 copies in the United States, has been translated into seven languages (selling another 70,000 copies worldwide) and, with Saving Grandma, is still in print, eleven years after publication.- Zermatt explores religious fundamentalism in a human, timely fashion
Is capitalism Christian? : toward a Christian perspective on economics( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and French and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baby Jack : a novel by Frank Schaeffer( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schaeffer, the author of two nonfiction books based on his experience of having a family member on active duty in the Middle East, treats similar themes in his new novel. Self--absorbed painter Todd Ogden and his patrician wife, Sarah, are stunned when their 18-year-old son, Jack, the product of prestigious prep schools, enlists in the marines. Moving from cajolery to cold fury, Todd finally refuses to speak to his son. Meanwhile, Jack finds the camaraderie and dedication of his drill instructors and fellow marines to be a welcome change. The majority of the novel, however, is devoted to how the parents deal with their guilt and grief when Jack is deployed to the Middle East and killed one week later. In reductive fashion, Schaeffer contrasts the full-blown patriotism of the enlisted with the selfishness of the upper classes. An irreverent God makes an appearance, as does the ghost of the dead marine. In the end, too many broad strokes and the wide variance in tone weaken the novel's effect, although the vivid portrayal of the appeal of the military sets the story apart from much war fiction. Given the subject, expect some off-the-book-page interest
Sham pearls for real swine by Frank Schaeffer( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Schaeffer continues the battle against pietism. He reflects on basic questions in aesthetics from a Reformational perspective
A modest proposal for peace, prosperity, and happiness by Frank Schaeffer( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zermatt : a novel by Frank Schaeffer( )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1966, and Calvin is fourteen, torn between his naturally volcanic sexual curiosity and a fundamentalist family so strict that he has never seen a movie, watched television, or danced. But at the Hotel Riffelberg, a supposed safe haven from the sinners listening to jazz far below in Zermatt, Calvin nevertheless falls into the hands of Eva, a young waitress who begins Calvin's initiation. Even so, it is only after his mother catches him in the act or so she thinks, that Calvin's real education begins. The resulting family meltdown builds to a climax destined to push Calvin's childhood into the past
How free people move mountains : a male Christian conservative and a female Jewish liberal on a quest for common purpose and meaning by Kathy Roth-Douquet( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is amazing how one America is isolated from the "other" America. The red/blue state divisions run so deep that it is possible to live without any interaction, ideological or otherwise, with those who hold different opinions than oneself. We are a people alienated, from ourselves and from our government. The authors, an odd mix across the Blue/Red divide, one a founder of the modern evangelical movement, the other a liberal Jewish former Clinton aide, hold on extended conversation across many months, several states, about two countries, sometimes contentious, sometimes funny, exploring the idea of how unlikely pairings, and thus, the entire country, can come together. They argue that we're entering a new era in history, and now is the time to rise up to it; to make ourselves able to tackle the enormous problems in our laps; to, in effect, move mountains
Addicted to mediocrity : 20th century Christians and the arts by Frank Schaeffer( )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this provocative book, Franky Schaeffer shows how Christians today have sacrificed the artistic prominence they enjoyed for centuries and settled instead for mediocrity. The evidence for this sad state of affairs abounds. We are flooded with "Christian" doodads, trinkets, tee shirts, bumper stickers, etc., that use God's name as an advertising slogan-"Things Go Better with Jesus"--Putting the Creator of the universe on the same level as soda pop! Moreover, Schaeffer writes, "Whenever Christians, and evangelicals in particular, have attempted to 'reach the world' through the media-TV, film, publishing and so on-the thinking public gets the firm idea that, like soup in a bad restaurant, Christians' brains are best left unstirred."
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 by Frank Schaeffer( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the autobiography of the son of evangelicals Francis and Edith Schaeffer, covering his career as an evangelical and the reason he left the faith to live a secular lifestyle
Keeping faith : a father-and son story about love and the United States Marine Corps by Frank Schaeffer( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Frank Schaeffer and his son John share the feelings they had after John enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, using alternating voices to chronicle their experiences and conflicts during John's service."
Patience with God : faith for people who don't like religion (or atheism) by Frank Schaeffer( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Frank Schaeffer has a problem with Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris, Dennett, and the rest of the New Atheists--the self-anointed "Brights." He also has a problem with the Rick Warrens and Tim LaHayes of the world--the religious fundamentalists. The problem is that he doesn't see much of a difference between the two camps. As Schaeffer puts it, they "often share the same fallacy: truth claims that reek of false certainties. Sparing no one and nothing, including himself and his fiery evangelical past, and invoking subtleties too easily ignored by the pontificators, Schaeffer adds much-needed nuance to the existing religious conversation
Faith of our sons : a father's wartime diary by Frank Schaeffer( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an first-hand, narrative, account of a father's emotional struggle with his son being deployed as a Marine in the U.S. War against Iraq, chronicling the unseen lives of those waiting at home, counting on the safety of their loved ones
Patience with God : faith for people who don't like religion (or atheism) by Frank Schaeffer( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Schaeffer has a problem with Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris, Dennett, and the rest of the New Atheiststhe self-anointed "Brights." He also has a problem with the Rick Warrens and Tim LaHayes of the world. The problem is that he doesn't see much of a difference between the two camps. As Schaeffer puts it, they "often share the same fallacy: truth claims that reek of false certainties. I believe that there is an alternative that actually matches the way life is lived rather than how we usually talk about belief." Sparing no one and nothing, including himself and his fiery evangelical past, and
 
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AWOL : the unexcused absence of America's upper classes from the military -- and how it hurts our country
Alternative Names
Frank Schaeffer American film director

Frank Schaeffer Amerikaans auteur

Frank Schaeffer regista statunitense

Frank Schaeffer US-amerikanischer Buchautor, Filmregisseur und Maler

Schaeffer Francis 1952-....

Schaeffer Francis A. 1952-....

Schaeffer, Francis August 1952-

Schaeffer, Frank

Schaeffer, Frank A.

Schaeffer Frank A. 1952-....

Schaeffer, Franky

Schaeffer, Franky 1952-

Languages
English (122)

German (6)

Finnish (3)

French (1)

Polish (1)

Covers
Portofino : a novelVoices from the front : letters home from America's military familyAddicted to mediocrity : 20th century Christians and the artsSaving grandmaZermattBaby Jack : a novelZermatt : a novelHow free people move mountains : a male Christian conservative and a female Jewish liberal on a quest for common purpose and meaning