New Blog Review of *Believe Me*

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Thank you pastor Conrade Yap.  A taste:

In this book, author John Fea takes a closer look at Trump’s appeal to the evangelical public in America. More specifically, he tries to examine why despite Trump’s denigration of women; his superficial Bible knowledge; and multiple moral questions; many evangelicals, particularly “die-hard white evangelical supporters” still think he is a Christian. This contrasts with James Davison Hunter’s warning to believers not to politicize faith. The problem is less of Trump but more of the unwavering support for Trump’s brand of politics in spite of moral failings. How do we make sense of it all? What does it say about the evangelicals in America? Why are these evangelicals supporting Trump’s politics of fear, power, and nostalgia? These three factors are examined in greater detail as Fea looks at why the 81% of white evangelicals supported Trump for presidency. He attributes the frustrations among evangelicals due to the widening separation of Church and State; the secularization of public education; how government is creeping and controlling individual beliefs; and issues like abortion. The desire for change is strong. Underlying this mood is a climate of fear. This fear leads to a desire for power which in turn is linked to a nostalgia of a past where Christendom dominated culture.

Read the entire review at Panorama of a Book Saint.