Character Makes a Difference: Where I'm From, Where I've Been, and What I Believe

Character Makes a Difference: Where I'm From, Where I've Been, and What I Believe

by Mike Huckabee

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ISBN-13: 9780805448931
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 227
File size: 576 KB

About the Author

Mike Huckabee recently completed more than ten years of public service as governor of Arkansas. In 2005, Governing magazine named him among the Public Officials of the Year, TIME magazine called him one of the five best governors in America, and he received the AARP Impact Award recognizing those who have done something extraordinary to make the world a better place. An outspoken man of Christian faith, Huckabee is also a musician, playing bass guitar in his rock-and-roll band Capitol Offense. In January 2007, he received the Music for Life Award from NAMM for his outstanding support of music arts and education. Mike and his wife, Janet, have three grown children: John Mark, David, and Sarah.
Mike Huckabee recently completed more than ten years of public service as governor of Arkansas. In 2005, Governing magazine named him among the Public Officials of the Year, TIME magazine called him one of the five best governors in America, and he received the AARP Impact Award recognizing those who have done something extraordinary to make the world a better place.

An outspoken man of Christian faith, Huckabee is also a musician, playing bass guitar in his rock-and-roll band Capitol Offense. In January 2007, he received the Music for Life Award from NAMM for his outstand­ing support of music arts and education. Books he has authored include Character Makes a Difference and Living Beyond Your Lifetime. Mike and his wife, Janet, have three grown children: John Mark, David, and Sarah.

Table of Contents


Character in the Furnace
A Crucible Moment     3
A Delicate Vessel     23
The People Rule     35
Is God a Democrat?     43
Yellow Dogs Bite     59
The Culture of the Moment     71
Under the Influence     79
Janet     87
The Need for Character
The Moral Thermostat     97
The Ultimate Question     107
Faith Is Like a Bass Boat     117
Decisions, Decisions     127
A Medium Rarely Well Done     139
Candidate in the Mirror     143
The Politics of Personal Destruction     151
Winning an Election, Losing a Generation     159
Let It Shine     167
Selected Speeches & Commentary
The Speech That Never Was     179
Face to Face and Heart to Heart     189
Of Right and Wrong     193
The People's Business     203
The Arts: A Lifetime of Learning     209
Welcome, Neighbors: Life after Katrina     221

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Character Makes a Difference: Where I'm From, Where I've Been, and What I Believe 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
JDubba on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Character Makes a Difference was published as a preparation for Huckabee's bid for president in the 2008 election. It is an updated version of his 1997 book Character is the Issue, with some inclusions from another book Living Beyond Your Lifetime.This book reads like a sermon on the evils of secularism, with special focus on the evils of homosexuality, abortion and drugs. For the general voter in the primary elections and caucuses this book will provide little extra information for you to help your decision making process. If you are a Huckabee supporter, or are thinking seriously about supporting him I would recommend this book. Though from an outsiders perspective it felt a bit to heavy with pandering, insiders will no doubt enjoy reading the insights that have lead Huckabee to his firm stances and deeply rooted convictions. Of course there is some depth within this book about which particular character lessons Huckabee has drawn from his Christianity. Though living the golden rule and striving for prudence are worthwhile endeavors, what is missing from Huckabee and evidenced throughout the book, is his complete and utter aversion to Mill's principle of individual liberty, "That the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant." In opposition to this, Huckabee supports the notion that for the good of the United States, Christianity must be spread throughout its citizenry, government and system of laws. This book is his case for why he believes this. Personally I was not convinced and I doubt many who are not already true believers will be.
navets on LibraryThing 5 months ago
My mother-in-law saw Mike Huckabee¿s book at the Christian bookstore and immediately thought of me and bought it for me. I finished it in three days.I read things about Mike Huckabee that I never knew. The book revolves around the word ¿Character¿. Huckabee talks about the character that he has and why it¿s important to make strides to keep one¿s character of utmost importance.The book was written before Huckabee¿s public run for Presidential office and gives great background on where he came from, what he believes, and what he feels a Christian-perspective of politics should be! It¿s really fantastic and a quick-read!
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I bought this book just last saturday, feb. 9th to learn more about republican presidential candidate mike huckabee and i was floored by this book...i couldnt put it down so i read it right away and finished it the next day...it was awesome. i recommend people to read it especially those who are people of faith and those people who love this country and want to choose the next president who will lead this country out of oblivion. It has enlightened me in more ways than one and people just have to look at the character of the person they are choosing to be the next president not just the superficial reasons...i do hope people will read this book ...its an eye-opener!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was very pleased with governor mike huckabees latest bestseller 'character makes a difference' it was special to me cause I really got to know this presidential candidate through his writings and he writes alot about his small town were hes from and how he managed to run a clean governors administration and what kind of character it takes to have this kind of leadership. this really impressed me caused so many politicans and candidates and other famous people are always getting into trouble cause they have forgotten about their roots and what it means to have character. this book is the first of its kind to let the people know what they should expect from there leaders and their candidates.