The 2016 election of Donald J. Trump exposed a deep divide in American politics and culture, one that pollsters and pundits didn’t seem to realize was there. But Trump did, and he used it to his advantage in ways that surprised nearly everyone, even those who voted for him. Perhaps the biggest question on many people’s minds is how, exactly, did a crass, unrepentant reality TV star and cutthroat business tycoon secure the majority of the religious conservative vote?
Now the New York Times bestselling author of The Faith of George W. Bush and The Faith of Barack Obama turns his pen toward the Trump phenomenon. Through meticulous research and personal interviews, Stephen Mansfield uncovers who Trump’s spiritual influences have been and explains why Christian conservatives were attracted to this unlikely candidate. The book ends with a reflection on the vital role of prophetic distance, both historically and now.
If you are hesitant to support Donald Trump I’m not sure this book help you. The author paints a real picture of our President and doesn’t hold back on the truth. It was a bit hard to read at times because I do support him. I love that he just says what he thinks and doesn’t care what others think. I love that he has done a lot of great things for this country, that he won’t be bullied by the other side. But facing the reality of who he really is is a bit tough.
If you want to get to know him more I would recommend this book. You will see many sides to him and maybe even come to appreciate all he has done and who he is a bit more. Just don’t bother wearing your rose-colored glasses 🙂
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A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley.com. All opinions are my own.