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As a veteran communications professional, it comes as no surprise that Mansfield commands an easygoing conversational speaking style that helps buffer some of the potentially loaded issues he chooses to tackle. While he may be best identified by his ties to the conservative evangelical community, Mansfield possesses the ability to explore divergent ideologies while acknowledging some of his personal red flags with a tone of utmost respect. Listeners in search of a definitive, comprehensive Obama spiritual biography may not find the level of dramatic new revelations they were hoping for, but Mansfield succeeds in adding thoughtful theological and political context to events and experiences. Perhaps the most captivating section involves Mansfield's account of a Sunday visit to Trinity United Church of Christ, the congregation from which Senator Obama resigned his membership following publicity surrounding controversial statements by founding pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Mansfield presents an analysis of Obama's distinctly postmodern journey that will generate valuable discussion across the religious spectrum. A Thomas Nelson hardcover. (Oct.)
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Stephen Mansfield is the New York Times best-selling author of Lincoln's Battle with God, The Faith of Barack Obama, and Benedict XVI, Searching for God and Guinness, and Never Give In: The Extraordinary Character of Winston Churchill. Stephen lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Beverly
I think on June 26, 2015 we found out what the faith of Obama really is. Look at the guestbook at the White House and how many times Muslims linked to terrorists are allowed an... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bill Carter
There are two kinds of people that vote for you: 1) those that agree with your policies, and 2) those that identify with you in some way. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Richard Zeile
I found this book to be very good and recommend it to others. It is well written and easy to read.Published 15 months ago by Gloria
I probably would've given this a 3.5 if I could.
The biggest let down is probably that the author in no way ever interviewed President Obama. Read more
Very interesting book. Explains alot about our Presidents background and how it affects him today. I especially liked delving into history. This writer is very good. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Rita Back
Is Barack Obama a Muslim? Is he a practicing Christian? These questions have been floating around since before his election and groups of people are convinced that one of these... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Shirley Yarick
I bought this book because I had come across more than a 100 claims on Facebook that Barack Obama is a Muslim, and I started wondering if I could be the person who got his facts... Read morePublished 23 months ago by D. Packard
Stephen Mansfield prides himself on being conservative, and having a stance that is bent towards faith, as he is a former pastor from the Bible belt. Read morePublished on July 19, 2013 by Rick Abernathy
I am considering reading this book after reading the reviews, but I cannot believe that Obama is or could even consider himself a Christian. Read morePublished on May 23, 2013 by Lonemusketeer