Christianity and Politics

Christianity and Politics

by Memory Melody Gardner

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ISBN-13: 9781622303137
Publisher: Xulon Press
Publication date: 05/17/2012
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Melody Gardner spent most of her working career with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) on the college campuses of North Carolina and their headquarters in Orlando, Florida. She witnessed the answer to an eighteen-year-old prayer when she joined the staff of The Impact Movement in 1999. Melody received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in nursing from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master of Arts degree in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary.

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Christianity and Politics: A Biblical Discussion of God’s Intent for His Church and Government Memory Melody Gardner @ 2012 Non-fiction; religion Christianity and Politics Cover not typical for subject matter $14.99 ISBN 978-1-62230-313-7 Theme: Politics has the power to divide Christians on multiple levels which grieves God’s heart. Thesis: The author concludes that Government has its clearly defined role (to act justly toward the people) and the Church has our clearly defined role (to live out and proclaim ‘thus says the Lord’). If each group would do what only they can do, the confusion around politics would disappear. The author wrote Christianity and Politics because a relationship with a dear friend crumbled, never to reconcile over politics. She gives background information and charts which are necessary to build the foundation for the various subjects. She stays true to the genre of Christian non-fiction. The author is writing to a younger audience who needs to understand the traps politics can set for achieving healthy relationships and an older audience wanting to be set free from the hold politics has on their lives. The author uses an informal, discussion style to communicate points. She systematically takes reader through the history of the confusion and then elaborates on specific issues that have a tendency to divide people. I was deeply impacted by this book. I believe this book achieved its goal to understand how something like politics can destroy relationships. I would highly recommend it to others who find unrest in light of politics but want to find peace around this subject. I believe the author kept the observations and solutions objective. If this book has a weakness, it would be on scholarship. The author mainly uses the Bible and articles to defend her position. Law and medical journal articles would have bolstered her credibility. The book is a quick read, but leaves you chewing on each point once finished.