The Faith and Values of Sarah Palin: What She Believes and What It Means for America

The Faith and Values of Sarah Palin: What She Believes and What It Means for America

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by Stephen Mansfield, David A Holland
     
 

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From the moment she joined John McCain on the Republican ticket in 2008, Sarah Palin has stirred a firestorm of emotion rarely seen in American politics. These passions arise from critical fault lines she exposes in our country, fissures that reveal much about who we are and where we are heading as a nation.

The Faith and Values of Sarah Palin examines these

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From the moment she joined John McCain on the Republican ticket in 2008, Sarah Palin has stirred a firestorm of emotion rarely seen in American politics. These passions arise from critical fault lines she exposes in our country, fissures that reveal much about who we are and where we are heading as a nation.

The Faith and Values of Sarah Palin examines these critical divisions, looking at them through the lens of Palin's life and faith. Neither biography nor commentary alone, this is rather a reappraisal, one that exposes the contentious divisions that currently define our country, including...

Religion in American life. Most Americans believe in God, yet Palin has been attacked for her faith and her Pentecostal roots as though she is an inflamed member of the Taliban.

Feminism and the conservative woman. Palin is a strong woman and a fiercely independent leader. Her strong pro-family, pro-life stance has rekindled the debate about what it means to be a feminist.

The urban/rural divide. Palin's rural roots have been so harshly treated by an urban media elite as to make Americans who identify with small town life wonder what has happened to their country.

The rise of the Tea Party. Today, Palin is the symbolic leader of the Tea Party movement, which is influencing elections throughout the country and promises to do so for years to come.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Mansfield, who has already written about the faiths of George Bush and Barack Obama, joins with writing partner Holland to analyze the faith of the next logical subject: Sarah Palin, a Pentecostal who is among the probable contenders for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Palin, the authors rightly note, is among America's most polarizing figures. This analysis sheds some light on the topic, but not much. The authors say they've done research, but much of their reconstruction of Palin's life and career in Alaska is unsourced and merely rhetorically overheated (Palin's pastor is a "beloved man of god). A chapter about Palin's husband, Todd, is especially lightweight and speculative ("He seems to have lost a sense of himself during this time). Although they spend much time delineating her leadership qualities, they are largely silent about her decision to resign as Alaska's leader. The public record, including Palin's own words, is sufficient for this to have been a more substantive analysis of an important topic. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616381646
Publisher:
Charisma Media
Publication date:
09/21/2010
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,045,375
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Mansfield is the New York Times best-selling author of The Faith of George W. Bush, The Faith of Barack Obama, Benedict XVI: His Life and Mission, and Never Give In: The Extraordinary Character of Winston Churchill among other works of history and biography. Founder of both The Mansfield Group, a consulting and communications firm, and Chartwell Literary Group, which creates and manages literary projects, Stephen is also in wide demand as a lecturer and speaker. For more information, log onto www.MansfieldGroup.com.

David A. Holland is an author, speaker, media consultant and award-winning copywriter who writes the popular blog BlatherWinceRepeat.com and the satirical ChrisMatthewsLeg.com. He is the co-author of Paul Harvey’s America, as well as numerous articles, essays and opinion pieces. David makes his home with his wife and daughters in Dallas, Texas. For more information, log onto  DavidAHolland.com.

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Faith and Values of Sarah Palin: What She Believes and What It Means for America 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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I think we have heard enough from Mrs. Palin.
Liberal_Shmuck More than 1 year ago
One wonders if Mrs. Palin's faith and values inlcude placing bullseye targets on a map over politicians that disagree with said faith and values... Pitbull with lipstick indeed.