Honoring God in Red or Blue SAMPLER: Approaching Politics with Humility, Grace, and Reason [NOOK Book]

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Politics isn't a  four-letter word.

Everyone's
been at that dinner party. The conversation takes a political turn. The arguments
start, the atmosphere grows tense, and all that remains is a hopeless...

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Honoring God in Red or Blue SAMPLER: Approaching Politics with Humility, Grace, and Reason

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Overview

Politics isn't a  four-letter word.

Everyone's
been at that dinner party. The conversation takes a political turn. The arguments
start, the atmosphere grows tense, and all that remains is a hopeless stalemate
and an awkward silence. Makes you wonder . . . is thoughtful and productive dialogue
about politics even possible?

In Honoring God in the Red or Blue,
Dr. Amy Black addresses the debaters as well as those intimidated or annoyed by
the debaters; political junkies and the contented uninvolved.  She explains
the purposes and limitations of our system and helps readers create realistic expectations
for government. While God's truth is perfect, human application of it is not, a
reality that shouldn't deter us from engaging in debate and staying informed. Rather,
it should challenge us to raise our standards for how we speak about the issues-and
those in office. 

It's time to approach political divides with an extra
measure of grace. Success begins with seeking God's honor first and foremost, regardless
of where we fall on the political spectrum. Don't limit yourself to chatting about
the weather.

"Millions of believers nationwide have grown weary of the
hyperbole, distortions, and bitter attacks-from both sides of the aisle-that have
come to characterize political 'discourse' in this nation. It was refreshing to
read a perspective that so thoughtfully and effectively balances the importance
of standing for biblical truth while at the same time being considerate, compassionate,
and, yes, even loving toward those with whom we disagree. Both of those ingredients
are essential. We can't emphasize either to the exclusion of the other and claim
to be living a consistent Christian witness."  -
James Daly, president Focus
on the Family

 

Amy E. Black is associate professor
of political science and chair of the department of Politics and International Relations
at Wheaton College (IL).  Dr. Black earned her Ph.D. in Political Science at
M.I.T.  In 2000-2001, Dr. Black served as an American Political Science Association
Congressional Fellow, working in the office of Representative Melissa A. Hart.

Her
books include Religion and American Politics: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives,
edited with Douglas Koopman and Larycia Hawkins, and Beyond Left and Right: Helping
Christians Make Sense of American Politics.
Amy is married to Wheaton theology
professor Daniel Treier, and they have one daughter, Anna.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802486110
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 315,807
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

DR. AMY E. BLACK is Associate Professor of Political Science and
chair of the department of Politics & International Relations at Wheaton College
(IL). Prior to joining the Wheaton faculty in 2001, she taught at Franklin and Marshall
College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A specialist in American Government, her research
interests include religion and politics and Congress. Her books include Religion
and American Politics: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives
, edited with Douglas
Koopman and Larycia Hawkins (Pearson Longman, 2011), Beyond Left and Right: Helping
Christians Make Sense of American Politics
(Baker Books, 2008), From Inspiration
to Legislation: How an Idea Becomes a Law
(Prentice Hall, 2007), and, with
Douglas Koopman and David Ryden, Of Little Faith: The Politics of George W. Bush's
Faith Based Initiatives
(Georgetown, 2004). She and her husband, Wheaton theology
professor Dan Treier, live in Wheaton with their daughter Anna.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    I have enjoyed sending this to friends!!!!

    I highly reccommend this book for all voters interested in current politics

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