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The Political Seduction of the Church: How Millions Of American Christians Have Confused Politics with the Gospel

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Was the relationship between evangelical Christians and Donald Trump a match made in heaven or a marriage made with hell? Did Christian conservatives trade their reputation for a seat at the political table, or is this just a false accusation from the Trump-hating, Christian-bashing, leftist media? And how did Donald Trump go from unlikely presidential candidate to superhero to political savior in the eyes of his supporters?

In this penetrating, carefully documented, no-holds barred book, biblical scholar and cultural commentator Dr. Michael Brown explains how millions of sincere Christians wrapped the gospel in the American flag and got so caught up in partisan politics that President Trump, almost more than Jesus, became the rallying point of their faith.

While rejecting the exaggerated, caricatured claims of the left, in which Trump supporters were branded white supremacists and insurrectionists, Brown, himself a two-time Trump voter, spells out the dangers of Christian nationalism, rejects the idea that the Church is called to take over society, and lays out a strategy for healthy political and cultural engagement.

Brown also delves into the flood of failed, pro-Trump prophecies that swept through the Charismatic church during the 2020 elections, examining the genesis of false prophecy and evaluating the degree to which Christian conservatives bought into Q-Anon conspiracy theories.

An extremely timely read, especially right before the 2022 mid-terms and the launching of the 2024 campaigns.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michael Brown is a Jewish believer in Jesus (he came to faith in 1971 as a heroin-shooting, LSD-using, hippie rock drummer) and he holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University. He's written more than 40 books, including wake-up calls to the Church of America, scholarly monographs and commentaries on biblical subjects, a series of volumes on answering Jewish objections to Jesus, and much-discussed books on today's hottest cultural issues. He has spoken throughout America and in more than 30 countries, and he hosts the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show The Line of Fire. He is the founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry in Concord, NC and serves as a visiting or adjunct professor at a number of seminaries. He and his wife Nancy have been married since 1976 and have two wonderful daughters and four incredible grandchildren. His heart beats to see a gospel-based moral and cultural revolution in this generation.

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