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  • M Taylor posted an update 10 months, 1 week ago

    Whatever your political affiliation or view on America, “How To Be A Patriotic Christian” by Richard Mouw is a balanced and thought-provoking read in today’s hyper-partisan times. A quick read, the title is around 150 pages and covers many applicable topics, including:

    – Similarities between Psalm 72 and the purposes of government.

    – Being patient with those you disagree with (AMEN!).

    – Be willing to learn from those with differing viewpoints (even if you strongly disagree with them, you can surely find something to learn from their viewpoint).

    – Christians can be more passionate about being an American than being a believer in and follower of Jesus Christ.

    – Our ultimate loyalty is to Jesus Christ, not America.

    – Base our hope in God and not human nature.

    – Political uses of religious belief.

    – 4 guidelines for working through political differences with others.

    The book is well-written, written from a Christian perspective, respectful of those the author disagrees with, easy to read and undersatnd, and may be completed in a few sittings. Very good reminder to be civil and respectful towards others, regardless of their beliefs. Recommended. I was given a review copy by IVP in exchange for a fair review and appreciate the opportunity.