Personal Faith, Public Policy: The 7 Urgent Issues That We, as People of Faith, Need to Come Together and Solve.

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Overview


Harry Jackson and Tony Perkins believe that America stands at a crossroads. As a nation we must choose God's blessings or His destruction of our society. The "Religious Right," as it has been termed, often looks to the world as its enemy, and many Christians have seen themselves as combatants in war against anti-God forces. In Personal Faith, Public Policy, Jackson and Perkins take a radical new position, stating that the Christian church must lead morally and impact the culture with personal spiritual power and unified Christian public policy, demonstrating how a unified church can tackle each one of the seven major problems of our culture. Achieving victories in each of the seven areas presented will result in vanquishing the big problem facing our country-moral decay. Show Less
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599792613
  • Publisher: Charisma Media
  • Publication date: 2/22/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,362,674
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Harry Jackson founder and Chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition (HILC), Bishop Jackson has declared that the church and its leaders must lead the way to protect America's moral compass and heal our nation. His radio commentary "The Truth in Black and White" can be heard daily on 400+ stations nationally. In addition, Jackson was also named one of the top 50 most influential Christians in 2005 by the Christian Post. Jackson has appeared as a guest on The Tavis Smiley Show, Tony Brown's Journal, The O'Reilly Factor, Britt Hume's Special Report, National Public Radio, CBS Evening News, BET Evening News, 700 Club, TBN (Trinity Broadcast Network) and CBN News. He has been featured in articles in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Chicago Defender. Bishop Jackson is Senior Pastor of Hope Christian Church in the Washington, DC area with 3,000 attendees and serves as a regional Bishop in the Fellowship of International Churches (FOIC). He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from prestigious Williams College and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. His secular work experience includes positions in several Fortune 500 companies.

Tony Perkins
Tony Perkins is President of the Washington, DC based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation's first Covenant Marriage law. He was a Republican candidate for the United States Senate in 2002. Since joining FRC in the fall of 2003 he has led FRC to aggressively continue their work affirming and defending the Judeo-Christian values that this nation is founded upon. Tony hosts a weekly national radio program, "Washington Watch Weekly," and he also sends daily updates to tens of thousands of grassroots activists. An effective communicator, he regularly appears on national broadcast and cable news programs. In addition, he has been a keynote speaker for organizations across the country. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and a former police officer and television news reporter, Tony brings a unique blend of experience and leadership to the pro-family movement. He received his undergraduate degree from Liberty University, and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree from LSU in Public Administration. In May 2006 he received an honorary doctorate from Liberty in Theology. Tony and Lawana, his wife of 21 years, have four children.
 

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Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Introduction: Is the Religious Right Really Dead?     1
Who Is the Religious Right Anyway?     13
Conscience to the Nation     36
Core Value #1: The Value of Life (Part 1): Terrorism, War, and the Sword     50
Core Value #1: The Value of Life (Part 2): From Conception to Resurrection     63
Core Value #2: Immigration: The New Slavery     81
Core Value #3: Poverty and Justice (Part 1): Slashing Poverty     96
Core Value #3: Poverty and Justice (Part 2): Health-Care Reform     118
Core Value #4: Racial Reconciliation: Moving Together     131
Core Value #5: Religious Liberties: Cross Purposes     153
Core Value #6: Rebuilding the Family (Part 1): The New Configuration     174
Core Value #6: Rebuilding the Family (Part 2): Fatherhood and Education     188
Core Value #7: The Environment and Global Warming: Can We Beat the Heat?     203
Conclusion: Taking the Land     220
Notes     231
Index     244
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2008

    perfect book for a perfect time!

    i have found this book to be what our culture needs to know about, especially right now! this book needs to be read by everybody, so that it can touch the hearts of many. it really deals with what our country is truly going through right now!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2008

    Must READ

    Finally someone brave enough to write a balanced viewpoint for Bible believing Christians who are not tied to either party but only to God's perspectives. This is a timely book during this election year when it is so difficult to wade through the public opinions and political strategies. They provide their unique perspective coming from very different backgrounds. They also give practical advice with scripture references to support. This book needs to get in the hands of key leaders in every party-Dem,Rep, Independents. Thank you Tony Perkins and Harry Jackson for being courageous and bold enough to help us all!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2008

    Thought Provoking and Truly Awe-inspiring

    This book is awesome! This is a blueprint to solutions that will launch America in the right direction to resolve its problems of today, but not only problems in America but the world. Harry Jackson and Tony Perkins have really outlined some issues that every individual can be a part of resolving. They talk about things that really matter to the mass majority of Americans and the world, which no one has yet to honestly deal with. They deal with 7 urgent issues in this new book that touches the lives of every American in some way, but which also can be impacted by every American, starting honestly with him or herself. It's a must read! and it's outstanding!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2008

    a great book for policy makers

    This book will enable policy makers to craft policies to address the contemporary issues confronting America in the 21st century from a prophetic biblical perspective. It's a must read for all citizens.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2008

    Gripping Truths

    Just what every American can use - an honest look at ourselves! Clear, concise prophetic message to our nation and to each of us so we can witness a great turn around and a better life filled with hope.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2008

    Let Freedom Ring

    My personal faith is very important to me. I believe America is a great conutry and must return back to her Biblical roots. It is from our personal faith and relation to God that we can remain a free and powerful country but it must first begin with the church. She must get her heart right first before the nation can change. This book addresses those 7 urgent issues of our day that people of faith must come together and solve!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2008

    Key Issues for Believers to consider this election year

    Here are views that should get every believer to thinking. Not that I agree with everything but it does increase the dialogue.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2008

    Together we can make a change.

    This book is written by two men who come from very different backgrounds. One is a Republican the other a Democrat, but some how they have managed to do what the House and Senate have not been able to do for years, agree! Despite their different backgrounds both Jackson and Perkins present very clear and practical resolutions to seven issues that are before the heart of every person of faith: preserve and protect life reform immigration alleviate domestic poverty cultivate racial harmony protect religious freedom defend marriage and family and protect the environment. These men don't waste the readers time with political rhetoric, their book is not overwhelmed with scriptures from the Bible that leave the reader over powered, and their certainly is not a leaning towards the right or left rather they presented the problems along with resolutions. In the end the reader is faced with the pivotal choice to administer change in our society. This book is instrumental for the life of every American and will effect and provoke our society to change if we choose to apply the resolutions presented before us. My fellow Americans, it is not the election of a President that is going to change our situation it is the understanding that America has always had a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. We the PEOPLE must be the orchestrators of change! Pick up your copy today and begin to initiate change for our country.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2008

    OUTSTANDING

    Harry Jackson and Tony Perkins have together identified some of the most pressing issues that must be addressed by the Church in order to see a revival in this nation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2008

    Right on Time!

    I was having a difficult time deciding which presidential candidate to vote. But after reading Personal Faith, Public Policy, I am more focused and informed about what I should be looking for in each candidate. Thank you gentlemen for releasing this book during a very intense time in American history. This book would be an excellent text for the classroom.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2008

    WOW

    I believe this book was written for this season in America! This was the most OUTSTANDING piece of literature I've read in a very long time...I couldn't out it down! Wonderful book!

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