Melody believes if every Christian will shine their light (Christ in them) brightly, no matter the cost, we will live the most fulfilled life ever imagined. She started a Christian nonprofit in 2010 called Hesed Consulting, where she assists other nonprofits in the area of financial and human resources development. Melody has a heart for people and seeing the body of Christ unified. Hence, Christianity and Politics is an overflow of this passion. To allow something as worldly as politics to divide us plays into the strategic hands of the enemy. This book is written to Christians who find unrest in the weight of politics and its ability to divide the Church and harm relationships. Melody prays that your spirit is quieted after reading her book and you are freed to politic from biblical conviction and insight, versus loyalty to this world's systems. Melody Gardner spent most of her working career with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) on the college campuses of North Carolina and their headquarters in Orlando, Florida. She witnessed the answer to an eighteen-year-old prayer when she joined the staff of The Impact Movement in 1999. Melody received her Bachelor's of Science degree in nursing from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master of Arts degree in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary.