"John Fea's timely and sobering book shows convincingly how legitimate concerns from white evangelical Protestants about a rapidly secularizing American culture metastasized into a fear-driven brew of half-truths, fanciful nostalgia, misplaced Christian nationalism, ethical hypocrisy, and political naivetéprecisely, that is, the mix that led so many white evangelicals not only to cast their votes for Donald Trump, but to regard him as a literal godsend."
"It has been obvious that religion influences our politics, but what John Fea understands is that politics has had a major influence on Christianity. In Believe Me, Fea takes evangelicalism seriously, treating it with the honest respect it deserves. He also manages to help us understand American politics in a much clearer way that will not only help us process the past, but chart our course forward. I highly recommend this book to all who remain confounded by the state of faith and politics today."