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Firing Back: Taking on the Party Bosses and Media Elite to Protect Our Faith and Freedom Hardcover – July 15, 2014

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: WND Books (July 15, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936488205
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936488209
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,037,758 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Todd Akin is the former six-term US Representative for Missouri's second congressional district. A graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and member of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Akin earned an M.Div. degree from Covenant Theological Seminary and worked in the private sector before entering Congress. He lives in St. Louis County.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alexandra N. on December 9, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I have never posted a review even though I read books on my Kindle constantly.

I am writing this one because I feel this strongly about this book.

Mr. Akin, you had my respect all through your campaign because it was so obvious to true conservatives that the Republican party wanted you to moderate. 99% of them do and you did not.

However, after reading this book I felt even more strongly about the cause and how the GOP wants everyone to "moderate" to their liking. I am as pro life as you are. And I am female. In high school I witnessed a young girl saying "I was raped" because she was pregnant and did not want to tell her parents. She was not raped as she later admitted. She was scared to tell her parents. I believe that is all you met as you say rape is a horrific crime as well. And it is. But yes, there are times especially teenagers lie about it!

As far as your other accused "gaffe" of stress and infertile couples well I know about that far to well too. Stress does begin to take a toll if you cannot get pregnant and as you state what is more stressful than rape? Not much. Now as Dr. Gingrey when he came to your defense as a doctor said if the ovulation already happened no way of shutting the pregnancy down. I get it.

Again I am as pro life as you. Even though you lost this election to a liberal feminist (and you are darn right about the media giving Democrats a free pass on anything they say) you still have much to offer to the pro life movement that exists for one reason--to save babies from being butchered in the womb. If you ever read this review, do not moderate that position. Let us help save babies.

Also thanks for naming names of the GOP wimps that sold you out.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Pepper57 on September 23, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I was ready to give this book 4 or 5 stars...until I got to the last 3 or 4 pages of the book. I am from the Show Me State, and do not regret for a second having voted for Mr. Akin both during the primary and the general election. He beats the pants off of that 'wicked witch of the east' that we're currently cursed with for a Senator.
Unfortunately, Mr. Akin seems to have swallowed the false teaching that has been so prevalent in our so-called 'Bible believing, Fundamental' churches and so-called 'Christian' radio over the last 4 or 5 decades; that teaching being that one cannot truly be a Christian unless they are married with children (and in some cases, grand children). This was a good and fascinating read about what goes on behind the scenes in a campaign, until his advice to get married and raise a family as a means of saving our country from God's coming judgment. I'll go ahead and give this 4 stars for the first 180 pages; 1 star for the final 5 pages.
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7 of 12 people found the following review helpful By P. Koranda on September 1, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I must preface this review by saying that I had no interest in reading this. I am so disgusted with politics in this country that I honestly bury my head and wait for it all to go away. A friend asked me to read it though, so I did.

I am familiar with Rep. Akin, and have always respected him and his family, and felt he got a raw deal in the 2012 election. Until reading his account of it, though, I had no idea just how raw.

Many are familiar with Todd Akin for just two words, “legitimate rape”. In 2012, during his run for U.S. Senate, he was asked in a radio interview about whether or not abortion should be legal in cases of rape. Rep. Akin is staunchly pro-life, and he gave this response,” If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something. You know, I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the on rapist and not attacking the child.”

For this comment, his 24 years of service to his country was completely wiped away and an onslaught began against him, both from the Democrats (to be expected), but even from his own party. Republicans ran from him in fear, quaking in their boots because of what the media said.

No wonder I am so disgusted with politics.

The book, overall though, is a fascinating look at what goes on behind the scenes of a campaign. And, I fear it illuminates only too well the answer to, “Why can't we get good citizens to run for office in this country?”

The book starts out with the background of this pivotal event. He then goes on to discuss his own family background, his philosophies of serving in government, education, family life and his walk with Christ. Rep.
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33 of 53 people found the following review helpful By V. Patterson on July 15, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
In this book Todd Akin continues to wallow in his sin of pride. Showing that he learned nothing by the implosion of his campaign, which cost his party a senate seat, he comes out with all guns blazing. His comments on pregnancy and rape were a coward's response to a question - should rape victims be able to get abortions or not? Rather than saying what he really believes - that all life is precious and that we shouldn't hold the way one was conceived against an innocent baby in the womb - a defensible if politically unpopular position - Akin tried to dodge the question by arguing that raped women don't get pregnant. When he was called on this comment - clearly raped women get pregnant all the time - he offered a half-hearted apology which he is now taking back in the pages of his book. He has no thought for the pain of victims of rape - all that matters to him is his unchristian pride. The book is full of it - he casts himself as the victim in every page, never taking responsibility for his own actions as Christ asks of us.
Todd Akin and people like him do more damage to the church than they can possibly imagine. But even if he understood it, there is no indication here that he would change his ways. None of what he does is to honor Christ, it's all to honor himself. As he says he will not be running for anything again (a moot point, as there's almost nothing he could get elected to), this book is mostly a parting shot to say 'I was right'. No, sir, you were wrong. One day Christ will ask you about your words. I hope you have something better to say to him than what you have said in this book.
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