I finished the book this afternoon, and come here to recommend it to anyone who would like a cogent and well written guide to the issues that American Christians are grappling with today. Like all of Dr Kennedy's books that I have read over the years, it is very well researched, and laid out in a manageable and accessible style.
The book is divided into three parts:
Part one - Jesus and Politics
Part two - The Issues
Part three - Final Thoughts
In part one, the author makes the case of Christian social engagement in the public square, hearkening back to NT days and racing forward to the present day.
Part two presents a list of the hot button issues of our day along with a reasoned and thoughtful understanding of what the Bible says and how that should be reflected in our everyday lives, not just at the ballot box.
Part three sums it all up with again a look back and a look ahead.
As a pastor, the book caused me to want to be far more effective in helping people live within a biblical worldview. It spurred me to present some upcoming messages on Christian social responsibility.
I'd recommend it to anyone who is seeking to understand a Christian's duty as a citizen.