‘How Would Jesus Vote?’ is a new book just released by D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe. I’m still in the process of reading, but, what I’ve read so far has been right on and encouraging. It’s not a book on endorsing a particular candidate and more about endorsing God and the fact that He is sovereign!

The book begins by talking about Jesus and politics. Who is Jesus for? Which side would Jesus be on? Etc… It then moves in to talk more in depth about the issues that we’re facing as a nation and what God’s perspective on those issues is according to the Bible. 

First off is the discussion on Jesus and politics. The question is posed…. ‘So, who’s side would Jesus be on?’ What a great question that the church needs to answer today! The authors did such a great job of pointing us back to Jesus. I think that it’s so easy to get focused on the politics and forget that Jesus is sovereign and is the most important thing in our lives. Especially in such a time as we’re living now. As they said in the book, the real question isn’t ‘which side is Jesus on?’, but, ‘are we on Jesus side?’ Great point, are we promoting the things that Jesus would promote. It’s more important to be a committed Christian than to be labeled a conservative or liberal.

They then jump into the issues… abortion, stem cell research, the death penalty, war, marriage, economics, and more…

I loved the candor and forthrightness of the answers. I’ve found that in todays society it’s been harder and harder to answer these questions as Christians without being attacked by other Christians even. They come from a great Biblical perspective and really addressed the issues well. Here’s a few quotes from the book on just a few of the issues…

Abortion: ‘So how would Jesus vote? He certainly would vote against the destruction of innocent, unborn babies.’

War: ‘Throughout its history the Christian church has maintained that there was and is such a thing as a just war as well as an unjust war.’

The authors go on to say that just war is defensive in nature (helping those or ourselves that have been treated unjustly or coming to the aid of those that have been attacked). Just war is waged by a legitimate government and not by individuals, and a just wars purpose is to establish permanent peace.

That’ll make you think…

They go on to address the economy and education as well. Really good stuff!

If you’re looking for a book that addresses the issues from a Christian perspective and will help you to have a better perspective on politics and religion, this is the book. It’s presented very well and really answers the questions I’ve heard a lot of Christians asking.

Check below for the book description and author bios…

You can also purchase the book here.

 

 

Book: How Would Jesus Vote?

Summary: The 2008 election is shaping up to be one of the most important political contests in American history. In fact, Dr. D. James Kennedy believes it will be a watershed moment that could impact our very survival as a nation under God.

Values voters—people whose political views and votes are based on their faith in God—are being targeted as never before. As the campaign season moves forward, the significant players will debate terrorism, radical Islam, nuclear threats, global warming, social issues, gay marriage, immigration, education, health care, and many other essential issues that can create sharp ideological divisions.

Into this overwhelmingly complex political situation, Dr. Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe bring a clear, compelling, and nonpartisan exploration of what God’s Word has to say on these critical matters. How Would Jesus Vote? isn’t intended to tell readers which candidates to support; rather it offers a Christ-centered understanding of the world to help readers draw their own political conclusions.

Author Bios:

Jerry Newcombe is senior producer for Coral Ridge Ministries television and has produced or coproduced more than fifty documentaries. The host of two weekly radio shows, he has also been a guest on numerous television and radio talk shows. He is the author or coauthor of more than fifteen books.

Dr. D. James Kennedy is one of the most trusted and recognized Christian leaders of our time. The senior minister of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he is the featured preacher on television’s “The Coral Ridge Hour” and radio’s “Truths That Transform”, syndicated on over one thousand stations throughout the U.S. The founder and president of Evangelism Explosion International and chancellor of Knox Theological Seminary, he is the author of more than sixty books, including the bestselling What If Jesus Had Never Been Born?

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