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Honoring God in Red or Blue

Honoring God in Red or Blue

Approaching Politics with Humility, Grace, and Reason
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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 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.


ISBN: 978-0-8024-0487-9
Publish date: May, 2012
Page Count: 208
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
Format: Paperback
Weight: .66 LBS
Case Quantity: 56
About Dr. Dr. Amy Black
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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Amy Black, a Professor in political science at Wheaton College shares with us a wealth of information regarding the modern cultural perceptions of politics and parties, an insight into how the American political system is designed, a brief history of the separation of powers and the separation of Church and State, and a hugely beneficial section on how Christians can engage constructively in the political arena. http://booksaint.blogspot.com/2012/10/honoring-god-in-red-or-blue-amy-e-black.html
by Conrade Yap on 10/12/2012
Honoring God in Red or Blue is an essential read for Christians who are trying to gain a better understanding of how the political process works. If you are one of the growing number of Christians who becomes frustrated with the rabid and vitriolic atmosphere that characterizes much of our political culture you will find Black’s work a welcome reprieve.
by Kolburt Schultz on 10/5/2012
This is a good instruction book with easy ways to talk about politics in a balanced way. I like how the author shows that all Christians should approach these talks with respect and show love in our responses no matter if we agree with the other person or not. Her examples will help you debate issues in a considerate manner. If you know someone who is really into the politics scene they can learn from reading this book. Read my full review at http://ireneschristianreviews.blogspot.com/
by Irene on 6/12/2012

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