“For all citizens, this is an uplifting work that not only affirms our faith but also underscores the critical role we can all play in contributing to the health and well-being of our nation.”
--William H. Frist, M.D.
GOP Senate Majority Leader

“With wisdom informed by experience and passion inspired by faith, Herron illuminates the faithful vision and values that politics needs. This book should be read by Christians in pews, pulpits, and public life.”
-–Albert Gore, Jr.
Former Democratic Vice President

Roy Herron has put his finger on it - How can a follower of Jesus of Nazareth not be in politics? "To feed the hungry... to treat the sick... to do for the least of these my brothers... " is a principle and a value that Americans embrace and is often provided by government in the messy cauldron of politics.

-- Bill Nelson , U.S. Senator

Roy Herron delivers a sermon to the soul. Tennessean Herron manifests the social justice of an Andrew Jackson, the charisma of a Davy Crockett, and the coonskin canniness of an Estes Kefauver. In this homily to the heart, Herron wields the parables of a preacher, the pragmatism of a politician, the logic of a lawyer, and the robust good humor of a raconteur.

--James C. Humes, Churchill biographer and former speechwriter for Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford and Reagan

...a gentle yet powerful call for all Christians to be politically involved. Covering such topics as "Doing Justice" and "Protecting Life," Herron writes with sensitivity to the politically conservative members of his audience, but argues that Christian politicians and citizens should support a number of liberal causes. Herron bases his arguments on scripture, particularly Jesus' many exhortations that his followers care for the poor. He sympathizes with his audience's distaste for government spending, but then gives examples of how government spending saves lives (including those of Herron's own premature babies). He acknowledges conservative frustration with over-regulation of business, but then cites examples of unscrupulous business practices that defraud the elderly, hurt the poor and poison the water supply. Herron is gracious throughout, and frequently reminds his readers that God is not partisan, and that, if partisanship means "unthinking allegiance... (and) willingness to do anything to... achieve political ends," God's people shouldn't be either. While he includes a thinly veiled (and very mild) critique of some candidates' lack of 'open-mindedness and humility,' his book is full of encouraging reminders that Christian politicians and citizens of all political persuasions can, should and already do work for shalom in our society."

--Publishers Weekly

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