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God and George W. Bush: A Spiritual Life Paperback – September 20, 2005
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About the Author
Paul Kengor is the author of the New York Times extended-list bestseller God and Ronald Reagan as well as God and George W. Bush and The Crusader. He is a professor of political science and director of the Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College. He lives with his wife and children in Grove City, Pennsylvania.
Top Customer Reviews
Would read anything written by Paul Kengor, he's got style all his own!:) Pleasantly surprised:)
Judge after you read, enlightening, interesting, holds ones attention.
This book shows how President Bush has brought a sense of obligation to the Oval Office. From day one, according to aides, he has begun each day praying on his knees. Each morning he reads the Bible and studies from a guide that features a daily Bible lesson.
Mr. Kengor demonstrates clearly how faith and prayer achieved a heightened importance with the president after September 11, 2001. It was the pivotal point in his presidency and his guiding light today.
This was a very good read!
Although the title would make you believe that this book is purely about the religious or spiritual aspects of Bush's life, in reading it I was surprised to find the amount of insider information that Paul Kengor had about the thinking process of the President as he decided to run for various offices and on issues such as the war in Iraq. This book, very slightly re-written and re-titled could be a, Inside the Bush Administrations Decision to go to War. It's only a year or two after these decisions are made that books like this one describe what really went on as opposed to the 30 second news spots and the never ending political commercials. Well worth reading as you make a decision about for whom to vote or in understanding the background of the war.
Read the book, think for yourself, above all VOTE!
There are so many parallels to "God and Ronald Reagan", to praise one book is to praise the other. Both works are not only a spiritual biography of both presidents, but uniquely demonstrate how their faith impacted the world--especially in foreign policy. I appreciated how both books discussed the historical events surrounding Reagan and Bush with the Soviet Union and the Middle East, respectively. Dr. Kengor came up with a unique approach no other author dealing with these issues even considered.
While the Reagan book had the luxury of analyzing history some time after Reagan finished his second term, Kengor certainly did not have that luxury with this one. But I believe his analysis of George W. Bush and his place in history will be vindicated in the future. With this book, Dr. Kengor did a great job in also making it a current events book in his analysis of the Democrats and John Kerry's own faith just in time for the election.
Both books combined history, presidential biography, foreign policy, and spiritual matters to rise above any one particular category. There were just so many different elements in these books, which will make them great works of history future scholars will refer to in seeking understanding of both presidents. I don't think I've ever read two books that appealed to so many different genres. The research was impeccable, and Kengor's writing style is interesting and engaging. I didn't want to put either book down! And here's a compliment that I know will appeal to a professor...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great to get to know 'W' so much more. I admire him very much- so much goes on behind the scenes that few look into before they make their judgments.Published 19 months ago by J. Yoshimoto
When Mr. Bush came to Washington seven years ago, he came with great optimism to do great things. Then, destiny took a hand and turned the world upside down. Read morePublished on June 8, 2008 by freelancer26
The title itself is unintentionally funny. Waging a war of aggression, benefiting the rich instead of the poor---please. If Bush is spiritual,
then God help us all.
It's only fair to read both sides of the story. Therefore after a couple of books critical of George W. Read morePublished on August 7, 2006 by Christian J.
I don't believe that God would have anything to do with this man. It's time to get un-programmed, America. Read morePublished on May 13, 2006 by Good American
are not part of the gospel of Jesus Christ. That so many think that Bush is a man of god shows how little the gospels are actually read. Read morePublished on March 9, 2006 by another reader
I read this book yesterday and found it disturbing. I have no issue with religion, but I seriously question George W. Bush's legitimacy as a leader let alone a spiritual one. Read morePublished on November 30, 2005 by Daryl Paulson
Paul Kengor has given us another well-researched and well-written book. Just as he helped us understand the motivation and success of Ronald Reagan in bringing down the "evil... Read morePublished on August 27, 2005 by Delbert E. Hambley
This is a well-written and well documented book dispelling
the myths that have blossomed in the mainstream media about
President Bush's religion and it's place in his... Read more