I’ve not read this book, and so I cannot endorse it. I have no idea whether I would agree or not with everything the author has said.
Still, the fundamental question he asks – “how should Christians vote?” – is one that too few believers are asking. Caught up in allegiance to a party, individual personalities, pet issues, and the day-to-day rancor that defines US politics, I believe that many believers are forgetting their primary allegiance to the King of Kings as they pull the lever in the voting booth.
It seems worthwhile to at least hear what Tony Evans has to say on the subject and consider it for yourselves, especially since you can download a free copy of the audiobook at ChristianAudio.com during the month of October. I will be – look for a review soon.
Here’s a quote from an interview with Mr Evans that may whet your appetite for the material he presents in the book:
“I believe that there are biblical positions on every issue, but no party fully represents all God’s views consistently on all God’s issues. Christians are going to vote differently because they will prioritize issues differently. My concern is that we’ve so aligned ourselves with the parties of this world that we’re missing the kingdom of God. The proof of that is that we’ve let political parties divide the kingdom of God. My illustration regarding referees is simply to say that while they sometimes vote for one team and sometimes vote for another team, they’re obligated ultimately to neither team, because they belong to another kingdom called the NFL. So, we should never let the party divisions interfere with the unity of the church, causing the church to lose its influence in the culture.”
I would love to hear your thoughts on the book, or on the general question about how a Christian should vote. Leave a comment below!