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The first clue that there is a problem is that a book that Amazon.com says has 448 pages is only 39 minutes in audio format, even though it says "unabridged." That is because this is NOT the book "Crazy for God" by the same author, though it shares the exact same title. What it actually consists of is a recording of a live seminar where he is talking about the book to an audience in England.
He talks about his transition from evangelical to cynical agnostic. This is basically an anti-religion diatribe where he insists that he has been attacked pejoratively by the right about his writings but rather than taking the high road, he sinks to their level by speaking of Christians with an equivalent amount of vitriol.
I agreed with most of his points but did not care for the verbal bile and negativism he expressed. I like my enlightenment to be a bit more---shall we say---enlightened.
If you want nothing more than to hear someone attack religion as a whole in a shallow and gratuitous fashion, then this is for you. If like me, you want a serious discussion of the pros and cons of religion and the affects that it has on politics and society, sadly you will not get that here.
I wish I had read the review before downloading.
This is NOT the Book, Crazy For God, by Frank Schaeffer.
The short run time (~30 minutes) should have raised a flag, but did not, since it is sold in multiple parts.
If you want the audio book, this is not it.
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