Frank Schaeffer is a painter, speaker and New York Times bestselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. Mr. Schaeffer visited Google's office in Chicago, IL to follow up on his talk in Cambridge and share ideas explored in his recent book and share examples of his artwork. "Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in GOD: How to Give Love, Create Beauty and Find Peace" is Mr. Schaeffer's latest set of observations on the human condition and our relation to spirituality, religion, art, and the universe. He was born into a family of prominent evangelicals, and helped found the Religious Right in the U.S. Rejecting that political point of view, he became a vocal enemy of the Tea Party.
Frank Schaeffer is an American author, film director, and screenwriter. He became a Hollywood film director and author, writing several internationally acclaimed novels depicting life in a strict evangelical household. While Schaeffer was a fundamentalist Christian in his youth, he has changed his views, becoming a self-described atheist.
Caught between the beauty of his grandchildren and grief over a friend's death, Frank Schaeffer finds himself simultaneously believing and not believing in God - an atheist who prays. Schaeffer wrestles with faith and disbelief, sharing his innermost thoughts with lyricism that only great writers of literary nonfiction achieve.Find out more