Saturday, January 13, 2024

Important Books for Election Year 2024

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.

How Would Jesus Vote? Do your Political Views Really Align with the Bible? — Darrell L. Bock


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


The Liturgy of Politics: Spiritual Formation for the Sake of Our Neighbor  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


Scandalous Witness: A Little Political Manifesto for Christians  Lee C. Camp


The Bible and the Ballot: Using Scripture in Political Decisions  Tremper Longman III


The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion  Jonathan Haidt

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 

The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power is Destroying the Church by Gregory Boyd

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