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Faith in the Voting Booth: Practical Wisdom for Voting Well Paperback – March 15 2016
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Faith in the Voting Booth by National Association of Evangelicals leaders Leith Anderson and Galen Carey will help you clarify your own positions in light of your faith before you enter the voting booth. Anderson and Carey show that biblical wisdom is surprisingly relevant to today’s complex political issues. Each voting decision should be thoughtfully and prayerfully approached.
This book does not tell you how to vote. Instead it will help you resist clever campaign slogans and television ads designed to make you angry or afraid. Faith in the Voting Booth provides general principles to guide you in 2016 and for years to come.
As informed faith leaders, Anderson and Carey not only identify the issues but also help you reflect biblically on how to vote. It is a book that will keep people of faith up to date and ready to vote with confidence and wisdom.
“The apostle Paul reminds us to ‘pray for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.’ Leith Anderson and Galen Carey offer a practical reminder that as believers, we have the privilege of letting the timeless truths of Scripture guide our decisions as we select those leaders and vote on the issues.” -- ―JIM DALY, President, Focus on the Family
“Biblically informed voting among followers of Jesus is far too rare today. Faith in the Voting Booth by Anderson and Carey provides a valuable resource for anyone who wants to cast their vote in a manner consistent with Scripture. Carefully consider its contents and then prayerfully cast your vote.” -- ―PAUL NYQUIST, Ph.D., President, Moody Bible Institute
“As those who are charged to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world, Christians have both a moral and spiritual imperative to vote. Part of influencing the flavor, feeling, look, and tone of our nation and indeed our world is accomplished through the prayerful and thoughtful casting of ballots at our local voting booths. “It is with this in mind that Leith Anderson and Galen Carey's book, Faith in the Voting Booth, is such a timely work. From the very practical matter of registering to vote to the provision of a biblical framework through which to analyze some of the hot button issues of our day, they offer a very helpful tool for any Christian who desires to honor his/her dual citizenship at the voting booth.” -- ―CLAUDE ALEXANDER, Pastor of The Park Church, Charlotte, NC
“The right book for a pivotal moment. Leith Anderson and Galen Carey have done a great service with this thoughtful, articulate guide. Combining religion and politics can be explosive, but Anderson and Carey offer wisdom and leadership. They are an example of how Christian faith should engage political action.” -- ―RICHARD STEARNS, President, World Vision U.S., and author of The Hole in Our Gospel and Unfinished
“The most comprehensive, thoughtful, and researched book ever written on living out our faith as we vote. This is NOT just some simplistic ‘Voter’s Guide.’ This falls in the category of Discipleship as a witness for Christ. The reading is compelling and rich in both biblical and historical narratives that impact our thinking both domestically and globally now and in the future. The course of history could be changed.… Take the challenge!” -- ―JO ANNE LYON, General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church
About the Author
Leith Anderson serves as president of the National Association of Evangelicals. For thirty-five years he was the pastor of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He is a graduate of both Denver Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary. Anderson is the author of more than 20 books.
Galen Carey is Vice President, Government Relations, for the National Association of Evangelicals and is responsible for representing the NAE before Congress, the White House and the Courts. Before joining the NAE staff, Carey was a longtime leader in World Relief, the relief and development arm of the NAE. Carey is a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and McCormick Theological Seminary.
- Publisher : Zondervan (March 15 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0310346096
- ISBN-13 : 978-0310346098
- Item weight : 208 g
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 1.52 x 21.34 cm
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Anderson and Carey help us in making informed and wise choices. They start be reminding people of faith that our allegiance is first to God's Kingdom and his glory. They send us to scripture to see what God is concerned about. We might be surprised at some of the issues we should be concerned for--it's more than my comfort, my safety, my prosperity. God is concerned about justice for the disenfranchised as well as civil peace. He's concerned about character. Acting on what is spelled out in this book will make you a wiser voter even as it may make choices more difficult. I encourage you to read t and use it in choosing candidates for office for all levels of government. We need leaders whose values reflect God's values even as we choose between flawed individuals.
Leith Anderson and Galen Carey offer a way forward. Rather than despair or withdrawal, they provide a framework for navigating the complex interplay of biblical mandate and public policy. Wise, insightful and balanced, this book offers a way beyond party tribalism toward an informed activism that reflects the biblical values of care for the most vulnerable, a concern for justice and a commitment to righteousness.
Leith Anderson is the current president of the National Association of Evangelicals. The NAE has spoken as a united voice for millions of American evangelicals since 1942.
For the specific issues - creation care, care for the poor , attitudes towards immigration, tax structure, educational priorities - this book is superficial. Perhaps we can't expect more in a brief work. If you want something that dives deeper into the issues, try Wayne Grudem's Politics According to the Bible. At 590 pages, it is not an easy afternoon read, but it gives each topic the coverage it needs.