Patience with God: Faith for People Who Don't Like Religion (or Atheism)

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Da Capo Press, 2010 - Religion - 256 pages
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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 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 invoking subtleties too easily ignored by the pontificators, Schaeffer adds much-needed nuance to the conversation. “My writing has smoked out so many individuals who seem to be thinking about the same questions. I hope that this book will provide a meeting place for us, the scattered refugees of what I’ll call The Church of Hopeful Uncertainty.”

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Review: Patience With God: Faith for People Who Don't Like Religion (or Atheism)

User Review  - Dennis - Goodreads

Favorite Quotes: "The wisdom and mercy of our headmaster was what I followed, not a theory. He did not try to convert me to a better way. He was the better way. His teaching me didn't depend on my ... Read full review

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User Review  - David Pace - Goodreads

This is the first book I've read by Schaeffer and I did so a few years after reading the late, devout atheist Christopher Hitchen's brilliant literary romp through the world of contemporary Brit Lit ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Frank Schaeffer is the author of the New York Times bestseller Keeping Faith and, most recently, the memoir Crazy for God, which was featured on NPR’s Fresh Air. His novels, including Portofino, have been translated into nine languages. He and his wife, Genie, live in Massachusetts and have three children.

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