• M Taylor posted an update 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    In a day when hyper partisanship and polarization reigns, “Cold Civil War:” is a timely and thoughtful read. The book is around 300 pages, written by an author who previously served as a college president and founding pastor, and covers many topics, including:

    – The need for hard thinking to counteract our country’s ruling elite who often think and act in their own interests.

    – The failure of evangelicals to think and act out a sound political philosophy (yes, our problems are ultimately spiritual, but when Christians have a “bunker mentality” and refuse to be engaged in the world, we make things worse.).

    – Having a vital political center where both sides of the political aisle can work together on sound solutions.

    – Ways big business has partnered with politics to increase their power to the detriment of the middle class.

    – Ways a cold civil war was started and continued in the US.

    – How critical race theory divides the races.

    – How the bipartisan ruling class increases its power by using the middle class.

    – The importance of revival in the Christian church.

    Many things to like about this title:

    – Lacks the name-calling seen in books written by both the political and religious left and right.

    – Thoughtfully written and respectful towards various political persuasions, regardless of the author’s own politics.

    – Very thought-provoking.

    – Smoothly transitions from chapter to chapter (not a choppy read that bounces back and forth and confuses the reader).

    – Helps the reader better understand the views of various political viewpoints of the left and right.

    Very good read and recommended. I was given a review copy by IVP in exchange for a fair review and appreciate the opportunity.