An acclaimed writer, Frank authored three semi-biographical novels about growing up in a fundamentalist mission—Portofino, Zermatt and Saving Grandma—all which have a worldwide following and have been translated into nine languages. Aside from being the author of over 20 fiction and non-fiction books, Frank is also an artist with a loyal following of international collectors who own many of his oil paintings.
By the time he was nineteen, Frank had joined his father on the evangelical circuit and was speaking before thousands in arenas around America. He would go on to publish his own evangelical best-seller, and work with figures such as Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell. But all the while, Schaeffer felt increasingly alienated, precipitating a crisis of faith that would ultimately lead to his departure—even if it mean losing everything.
Frank now speaks on the impact of religion on politics, and his journey from evangelical leader who hung out with the Bush family and other Republican leaders, to becoming a spokesperson for progressive politics and religion. His books provide a penetrating analysis of political extremism, with moving and, at times, hilarious accounts of growing up in one the Christian right's most influential families.