Thomas Nelson Publishing has just released “The Faith of Barack Obama” by Stephen Mansfield (the same author who wrote “The Faith of George Bush”.
As a special treat for our listeners (or just those who stumble upon us while surfing the web) we have a free preview of the book available for download.
From Michael Hyatt, Thomas Nelson President and CEO:
Two years ago, virtually no one outside of the state of Illinois had heard of him. Today, he is a household name, not only in America but around the world. Millions find him to be an inspirational and articulate leaderÃ¢â‚¬â€just what we need at this moment in history. Others find him calculating and dangerousÃ¢â‚¬â€the same old liberalism in a different package.
But love him or hate him, Obama is a force to be reckoned with. He is not going away any time soon, even if heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not elected this time around. As Mansfield points out, he could run for the presidency as often as he likes over the next 24 years and still be younger than John McCain is today.
And at the center of his identity is his religious faith. As Mansfield himself says, Ã¢â‚¬Å“If a manÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s faith is sincere, it is the most important thing about him, and it is impossible to understand who he is and how he will lead without first understanding the religious vision that informs his life.Ã¢â‚¬Â Obama makes no bones about it: his faith informs every aspect of his political vision.
This is a slim book with a big agenda: to explain ObamaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s faith, to put it in historical context, and to explore what it might mean for our collective future.
Thanks to Thomas Nelson Publishing for the free preview.
Also, HT to John for the heads-up.