The Faith of Barack ObamaBook - 2008
Get inside the mind and soul of Barack Obama
New York Times bestselling author Stephen Mansfield takes readers inside the mind, heart, and soul of presidential hopeful Barack Obama—as a person of faith, as a man, as an American, and possibly as our future commander in chief. America faces looming inflation, climate change, a national credit crisis, war in the Middle East, threats to security and liberty at home, and skyrocketing oil and gas prices. With all of these threats to our security, prosperity and freedom on the horizon, it has never been more important to choose the right leader for America.
"If a man's faith is sincere, it is the most important thing about him, and it is impossible to understand who he is and how he will lead without first understanding the religious vision that informs his life," writes Mansfield.
Mansfield holds back nothing to share that vision and explain its roots, including:
- Obama's upbringing in a non-Christian home
- the influence on his life from his agnostic mother and Muslim father
- his remarkable turn to Christianity after working in the inner cities of Chicago
- his years at the controversial Trinity United Church of Christ
- his association to the radical teachings of Rev. Jeremiah Wright
- the source of Obama's relentless optimism and hope for America
Every American voter concerned to know more about Obama's beliefs, both religious and political, and how the two intertwine should read this book, as should every thinking person who continues to shape and evolve his or her religious beliefs. Barack Obama, according to Mansfield, is "raising the banner of what he hopes will be the faith-based politics of a new generation . . . and he will carry that banner to whatever heights of power his God and the American people allow."
In The Faith of Barack Obama, Stephen Mansfield explores Obama’s religious faith without political or ideological bias. His basic premise is this: If a man’s faith is sincere, then it is the most important thing about him.
Baker & Taylor
Explores the religious background of Barack Obama, examines his relationship with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, and discusses how his beliefs shape his personal and political life.