By Frank Schaeffer
“A penetrating research of political extremism, with a relocating and now and then hilarious account of transforming into up in a single of the Christian right’s so much influential households. Few writers command Frank Schaeffer’s intimate realizing of right-wing radicalism, or even fewer may be able to percentage their perception as entertainingly and with as a lot ethical weight as he has in intercourse, mother, and God.”—Max Blumenthal, writer of Republican Gomorrah
“Mom was once a miles nicer individual than her God. there are lots of biblical laws approximately every little thing from beard-trimming to menstruating. mother labored diligently to recast her personal-hygiene-obsessed God within the most sensible light.”
Alternating among laugh-out-loud scenes from his adolescence and acidic ruminations at the current country of an the US he and his recognized fundamentalist mom and dad helped create, bestselling writer Frank Schaeffer asks what the Glenn Becks and the push Limbaughs and the paranoid fantasies of the “right-wing echo chamber” are quite all about.
Here’s a touch: sex.
The unforgettable imperative personality in intercourse, mother, and God is the author’s far-from-prudish evangelical mom, Edith, who sweetly yet bizarrely offers startling juxtapositions of the non secular and the sensual thoughout Schaeffer’s youth. She used to be, says Frank Schaeffer, “the maximum representation of the Divine fantastic thing about Paradox I’ve encountered … a fundamentalist dwelling a double existence as a lover of good looks who broke all her personal judgmental principles in prefer of creativity.”
Charlotte Gordon, the award-winning writer of Mistress Bradstreet, calls intercourse, mother, and God “a travel de strength . . . Sarah Palin, ‘The Family,’ Anne Hutchinson, adultery, abortion, homophobia, Uganda, Ronald Reagan, B. B. King, Billy Graham, Hugh Hefner—it’s all right here. this can be the type of publication i didn't are looking to end.”