The *Believe Me* Book Tour is (or may be) Coming to a Town Near You!

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Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump will be released on June 28, 2018.  I will be doing some touring for the book in Summer 2018 and, Fall 2018 (and possibly into 2019 if there is interest).  I am very excited about the book launch on June 30 at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (please note that the time has been changed to 6pm).  The following week we will be headed to Politics and Prose in Washington D.C.

We are still booking dates.  Please tell your favorite bookstore or other venue about the tour and we would love to consider a visit.  If you are affiliated with a college lets talk about a visit to campus.

Here is the tour as it now stands:

June 30, 2018
Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 6pm
Book Launch for Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

July 7, 2018
Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington D.C. 7:00pm
Book TalkBelieve Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

July 10, 2018
Penguin Bookshop. Sewickley, PA, 7:00pm
Book TalkBelieve Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

July 11, 2018
The Book Loft. Columbus, OH, 7:00pm
Book TalkBelieve Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

July 28, 2018
Chop Suey Books. Richmond, VA.  7:00pm
Book Talk: Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

September 24, 2018
University of Chicago Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, Chicago, IL, 6pm
Book Talk: Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

September 25, 2018
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 6:30pm
Lecture: “The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump”

October 2, 2018
Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI
Lecture on Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

October 3, 2018
Hope College, Holland, MI, 7:00pm
Lecture on Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

October 11, 2018
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Public lecture on Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

October 17-18, 2018
John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Public lecture on Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

November 13-15, 2018
Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Denver, CO
Session on Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

Endorsements (so far):

Mark Noll
— author of The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind
“John Fea’s timely and sobering book shows convincingly how legitimate concerns from white evangelical Protestants about a rapidly secularizing American culture metastasized into a fear-driven brew of half-truths, fanciful nostalgia, misplaced Christian nationalism, ethical hypocrisy, and political naiveté—precisely, that is, the mix that led so many white evangelicals not only to cast their votes for Donald Trump but also to regard him as a literal godsend.”

Jana Riess
— senior columnist for Religion News Service
“It would be enough for John Fea to marshal his considerable prowess as a historian in proving how evangelicals have been propelled by fear, nostalgia, and the pursuit of power, as he does so compellingly in this book. But he also speaks here as a theologian and an evangelical himself, eloquently pointing toward a better gospel way. This is a call to action for evangelicals to move beyond the politics of fear to become a ‘faithful presence’ in a changing world.”

Michael Wear
— author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House about the Future of Faith in America
“In Believe Me John Fea takes evangelicalism seriously, treating it with the honest respect it deserves. He also manages to help us understand American politics in a much clearer way. I highly recommend this book to all who remain confounded by the state of faith and politics today.”

Richard Mouw
— author of Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World
“While the significant support for Donald Trump by white evangelicals has been the stuff of headlines, there has been little serious probing of the deeper factors at work. John Fea here gives us what we need, with his insightful tracing of the theological-spiritual road that has brought us to this point. A wise and important book!”

George Marsden
— author of Religion and American Culture: A Brief History and Jonathan Edwards: A Life
“For those who think the embrace of Trump by the ‘court evangelicals’ might be an example of yielding to the political temptation that Jesus resisted (Matt. 4:8–10), this is the book to read. Noted evangelical historian John Fea provides a thoughtful and engaging account and critique of how this unlikely alliance came to be.”

4 thoughts on “The *Believe Me* Book Tour is (or may be) Coming to a Town Near You!

  1. I had pre-ordered, long ago, the book from Amazon, but I am realizing that I think that I will be able to come up and visit the in-laws in Harrisburg and come to the event at Midtown Scholar.

    Will we be able to pre-order the book from them? Or do I need to call them myself and ask?

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