"Dad was very aware of each step in his journey to a "bigger world," as he called it. . . there was that one high school teacher who Dad recalled with tears. She had "opened all the doors" for him by encouraging him to start to read books for pleasure. She "opened my eyes," as Dad would say. And years later, my father tracked her down and wrote to her, and remarkably she was still alive, and in 1968 (or thereabouts) Dad sent her a signed copy of his first book, Escape from Reason, and a letter telling her that she was why he had "done anything" with his life."
Crazy for God by Frank Schaeffer