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Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
|Publication Date: 2018|
Now in paperback with a new afterword from the author. "An important and extremely timely book...Get it, read it, and talk to others about it." --Timothy Keller
In this unvarnished account of faith inside the worlds most powerful office, Michael Wear provides unprecedented insight into the highs and lows of working as a Christian in government. Reclaiming Hope is an insiders view of the most controversial episodes of the Obama administration, from the presidents change of position on gay marriage and the transformation of religious freedom into a partisan idea, to the administrations failure to find common ground on abortion and the bitter controversy over who would give the benediction at the 2012 inauguration.
The book is also a passionate call for faith in the public square, particularly for Christians to see politics as a means of loving ones neighbor and of pursuing justice for all. Engrossing, illuminating, and at time provocative, Reclaiming Hope changes the way we think about the relationship of politics and faith.
"A pre-Trump book with serious questions for our politics in the age of Trump...More necessary than ever before." -- Sojourners
"Should be read by Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, and all who are concerned by the state of our politics." --Kirsten Powers, USA Today columnist and CNN political analyst
"Reclaiming Hope will certainly give you a fresh perspective on politics--but, more importantly, it may also give you a fresh perspective on faith."--Andy Stanley, senior pastor of North Point Ministries
"An important contribution in this age of religious and political polarization." --J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy
"A lifeline for these times." --Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts and The Broken Way
"We can hope, and this book can help us." --Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
Michael Wear is the founder of Public Square Strategies LLC, a consulting firm that helps businesses, non-profits, foundations, and Christian organizations at the intersection of faith, politics, and culture. Wear directed faith outreach for President Obamas historic 2012 re-election campaign and was one of the youngest White House staffers in modern American history, leading evangelical outreach and helping manage the White Houses engagement on religious and values issues, including adoption and anti-human trafficking efforts. He holds an honorary position at the University of Birminghams Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion, and serves on the national board of Bethany Christian Services. He lives with his wife, Melissa, in Washington, DC.