As we enter what we all know is going to be a contentious election year in 2024, here are some books that can help us as we navigatew standing up for truth in a Christ-like manner.
Cultural Intelligence: Living for God in a Diverse, Pluralistic World — Darrell L. Bock
The Ballot and the Bible: How Scripture Has Been Used and Abused in American Politics and Where We Go from Here — Kaitlyn Schiess
Political Gospel: Public Witness in a Politically Crazy World — Patrick Shreiner
Winsome Conviction: Disagreeing Without Dividing the Church — Richard Langer & Tim Muehlhoff
Compassion (&) Conviction: The AND Campaign's Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement — Michael Wear, Justin Giboney, and Chris Butler
Here Are Your Gods: Faithful Discipleship in Idolatrous Times — Chrisopher J. H. Wright
The Bible and the Ballot: Using Scripture in Political Decisions — Tremper Longman III
The Political Seduction of the Church — Michael L. Brown
Truth over Tribe: Pledging Allegiance to the Lamb Not the Donkey or the Elephant — Patrick Miller and Keith Simon
We the Fallen People: The Founders and the Futur of American Democracy — Robert Tracy McKenzie
I have read all of the above books, and they all have someting impoirtatnt to contribute to the conversation. There is one more book that I haven't read yet, because it isn't releasing until March 26, but based on other things I have read from these two biblical scholars, I have pre-ordered it and recommend others do likewise.
Jesus and the Powers: Christian Political Witness in an Age of Totalitarian Terror and Dysfunctional Democracies — N.T. Wright and Michael Bird