Book Review TRIGGER ALERT: Do not read beyond this warning if you hate Donald J. Trump or if you have ever experienced Trump Derangement Syndrome aka “Orange Man Bad.”
If this describes you, my book review will be akin to strobe lights triggering a seizure in an epileptic. Stop now. Do not pass this point. Turn back.
You still here? Fabulous!
I just finished reading an edifying new book. Title is linked to Amazon and there are no spoilers ahead.
WOULD JESUS VOTE FOR TRUMP? by Doug Giles and Brandon Vallorani. Flag and Cross Network, Dallas, TX. 2019. 416 pages of Wonderful.
As a lifelong Christian and patriot, the last (almost) three years have been an exercise in cognitive dissonance.
Things are looking up. Unemployment is down. The Economy is up. The Stock Market is up. 401K’s are up. Taxes are down–at least for those of us who do not live in New York or California. Prison reform is underway. Our borders are becoming secure.
And yet every day the media excoriates our duly-elected President. The level of vitriol spewed by “journalists” and some members of Congress is beyond belief. There is NO civility. NO decorum. Our founding fathers would be rolling over in their graves.
Some Republicans are no better. The RINO’s and NeverTrumpers and even some “pearl clutching” church ladies find the idea of supporting this President repulsive.
But maybe they should open the good book and investigate WWJD.
Theologian, author, artist, and broadcaster, Doug Giles and co-author entrepreneur and CEO Brendan Vallorani have penned a thorough examination of President Trump through the lens of the Bible (both Old and New Testaments,) Jesus’s own words and teachings, and logic (shocking, right?)
If you’ve ever wondered why God would allow someone like Donald Trump–a loud-mouth billionaire playboy–to become President, check out the words of St. Paul:
For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, so that no man may boast before God.
~1 Colossians 1:26-29 NASB
Yes, God chooses the BASE to shame the wise.
Don’t believe the Apostle Paul? Okay, then look to the heroic men of the Old Testament. God’s chosen leaders: Moses, Noah, Abraham, Samson, and David. Think they were without sin? Hardly! Read your Bible. Or this book. Better yet–read both. (By the way, Paul was no saint either when he lived as Saul–more like Mayhem personified.)
The authors of WOULD JESUS VOTE FOR TRUMP? thoroughly explore such topics as Trump’s politically incorrect crassness, Jesus and the Southern Border, and what Jesus and Trump’s enemies have in common.
How do Jesus and Trump dovetail on abortion? What did Jesus say about the 2nd Amendment? Nationalism? Socialism? Climate Change? Government Health Care? How about marriage? The LGBTQ Movement? Israel? Women’s Rights? And what about Terrorism?
Think some of this is so modern, the Bible couldn’t possibly address it? Think again.
There’s even a chapter on the media’s Pharisaical treatment of Melania.
The book concludes with chapters that address the trajectory of our country and how a bad tree cannot produce good fruit. Now where have I heard that before?
Meticulously researched and documented with footnotes and references, this book takes the last three+ years and distills it in a concise, thorough, entertaining tome. Brandon Vallorani is on-point and informative. Doug Giles is theological-lightning and, at times, downright funny.
This book can be enjoyed by all–from Joe Six Packs to theological scholars. It would also make a great gift for a special someone.
If you enjoy studying the Word of God and if you want more reasons to love our president, then this book is for you.
For everybody else, it just might make your head explode.
Foxy Rating Scale: Five Foxes out of Five – Enthusiastically Recommend.
Go get this book. Or go in peace. Either way, thank you for stopping by!