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Schaeffer, Frank

Overview
Works: 77 works in 226 publications in 5 languages and 8,946 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  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 722 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 )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 551 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 )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 423 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 )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 379 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 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving grandma by Frank Schaeffer( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in German and English and held by 292 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 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is capitalism Christian? : toward a Christian perspective on economics by Frank Schaeffer( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zermatt by Frank Schaeffer( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 237 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
Baby Jack : a novel by Frank Schaeffer( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 150 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
Zermatt : a novel by Frank Schaeffer( )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 141 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 Calvin₂s 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 Calvin₂s childhood into the past
A modest proposal for peace, prosperity, and happiness by Frank Schaeffer( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sham pearls for real swine by Frank Schaeffer( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Schaeffer continues the battle against pietism. He reflects on basic questions in aesthetics from a Reformational perspective
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 133 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( )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this provocative book, Franky Schaeffer shows how Christians today have sacrificed the cultural prominence they enjoyed for so many centuries and settled for mediocrity. This sad state of affairs is evidenced by the kind of cheap kitsch that represents Christianity today: trinkets, tee shirts, and bumper stickers that put the name of the Creator of the universe on the same level as a soda pop brand name. Schaeffer goes on to criticize the representation of Christianity in the media, arguing that, "whenever Christians, particularly evangelicals, have attempted to 'reach the world'" through these mediums, "the thinking public gets the firm idea that, like soup in a bad restaurant, Christian's brains are best left unstirred." Finally, Schaeffer shows how Christians can begin to reverse the slide toward mediocrity by demanding excellence in the arts, the media, and in all areas of life
Paxton and the lone star by Kerry Newcomb( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an untamed land, a young woman will meet a man who wins her heart. For twenty-two years, Elizabeth's father has battled the Pennsylvania soil. Each year, his farm gives up a little less, until finally he is forced to admit that it has beaten him. With the last of his savings, he buys a plot in far-off Texas, where settlers have just begun to flood the endless plains. Elizabeth's mother and big sister are aghast at the move, which will take them even farther from the urban society of the East, but Elizabeth cannot wait to set foot in Texas, where she will discover adventure, beauty, and the burning passion of true love. Joining them on the trail is True Paxton, a son of Charleston who has grown tired of his easy life racing horses and managing the family shipping business. With his brothers, True sets out for the plains, to fight the battles that will make him a man—and change his country forever
Rafe by Kerry Newcomb( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To win his freedom, a slave becomes a gladiator. Rafe is well over six feet of muscle, with a warrior's body marred by only one scar. Long ago, this slave's owner promised him that if he won fifty fights in the pit—fights to the death against men of all colors—he would be granted his freedom. In his first fight, Rafe slipped, and his opponent cut his side. The pain showed him his true purpose. Since then, he has never lost a fight, and he has never again been cut. Rafe has only eight fights left before he can claim his reward, but Ezra Clayton is not certain he wants to free the greatest gladiator the South has ever known. As the deadline draws near and the blood continues to flow, Rafe knows that if his freedom is denied, he will have to take it, as he has taken so many lives: with his two bare hands
Titus Gamble by Kerry Newcomb( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the dawn of Reconstruction, a freed slave comes home to enforce the law. For two weeks, Titus has been running. He is so tired and so hungry that part of him yearns to stop and throw himself on the mercy of the dogs. But he knows what happens to runaway slaves, so he presses on until he reaches a Union army camp. He sneaks into the cook tent and is about to help himself to some soup when the cook catches him. Soup is only for soldiers, he tells Titus—so Titus joins up. Four years later, the war is over and Titus is a corporal, with calloused hands and a heart toughened by battle. He gets a commission to return to Shannon, the county where he was born a slave, to act as the lawman for the reconstructed South. But the people of the plantation will accept no rule from a black man—which means that Titus Gamble's war is not over yet
Paxton and the gypsy blade by Kerry Newcomb( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To avenge her brother, a Gypsy girl will travel the world. Adriana was only a child when she watched her parents die. As hateful villagers attacked her family camp, Adriana brother Giuseppe carried her into the woods. He told her to close her eyes, but she watched the carnage, and the memory has stayed with her ever since. Now a young woman, she is on the verge of choosing a husband when her life is again turned upside down. At a quiet English village fair, Adriana is telling fortunes when one of the local nobility attempts to have his way with her. Giuseppe is killed while defending her honor, and Adriana vows revenge. England offers no justice for Gypsies, and so Adriana must take her vengeance in blood. When her plot against her brother killer fails, she is forced to flee to the New World, where she will encounter a passion greater than any she has ever known
Paxton and the freebooters by Kerry Newcomb( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a lonely Caribbean island, a teenage girl begins the adventure of a lifetime Raised on the tiny isle of Myster & eacute;, Marie Ravenne has spent her youth swimming in crystal-blue water, eating fresh fish, and listening to stories of the days when her home was a haven for pirates. In her seventeenth year, that all comes to an end. The Spanish sack Myster & eacute;, slaughtering Marie & rsquo;s family and burning their crops. She and the other survivors are cast out in a rickety boat to take their chances on the high seas. For her companions, it is the end, but for Marie, the adventure is just beginning. Rescued by an English lord, she is taken to London, where she tries to make sense of a country whose customs are entirely foreign to her. Here she meets Jason Paxton, a daring rake who will lead her back to the ocean, to take her place upon the waves
 
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AWOL : the unexcused absence of America's upper classes from the military -- and how it hurts our country
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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 meaningAddicted to mediocrity : 20th century Christians and the arts
Alternative Names
Frank Schaeffer American film director

Frank Schaeffer Amerikaans auteur

Frank Schaeffer director de cine estadounidense

Frank Schaeffer director de cinema estatunidenc

Frank Schaeffer regista statunitense

Frank Schaeffer US-amerikanischer Buchautor, Filmregisseur und Maler

Schaeffer Francis 1952-....

Schaeffer Francis A. 1952-....

Schaeffer, Francis August 1952-

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Schaeffer, Franky

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Languages
English (157)

German (7)

Finnish (3)

French (1)

Polish (1)