Body Broken: Can Republicans and Democrats Sit in the Same Pew?
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Body Broken: Can Republicans and Democrats Sit in the Same Pew?

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Can Christians be political activists without hating those who disagree? As the next presidential election comes into view, Americans are deciding where to stand on the key issues. The church has often been as politically divided as the culture, leading many Christians to withdraw from politics or to declare alliances prematurely. But Charles Drew offers an alternative for...more
Paperback, 175 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by New Growth Press
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Kevin Sorensen
Even though this is a reprint (the book originally came out in 2000 from NavPress), it is as timely now as it was then. 2012, in case you're living in a cave that has WiFi, is an election year. Things are heating up, this summer's political party conventions will be coming up soon and then the race is on.

I am not a political animal; I've only held one elected office––the Senior Class President of 1977. I almost shun most political discussions. Either they don't interest me or I just can't figure...more
This was a rather interesting book as you can already see from the full title of this book. I have seen how politics can divide Christians, and it is a totally sad thing to behold. I guess for me personally I felt like this book didn't deal with some of the things that I was hoping that it would, for instance what the Bible says, and perhaps instead of agruing just ask that someone would prayfully consider looking at what their Bible has to say about a certain issue.

This book was for the most pa...more
Herb Hunter
When I first picked up this book I cringed a little. Not because I didn't like the catchy cover photo or the title, it was more the subtitle that got me. The subtitle is: "Can Republicans and Democrats Sit in the Same Pew?" The reason for my cringing on a subtitle like this is that I live in Canada. We don't have Republicans and Democrats. In fact we don't cloak our political leanings with fancy names; we're a little more blunt (how unCanadian). For most of Canada's existence there has been two...more
I must say when I began reading this book that I was thinking the author would be telling me that I had to vote, or had to be politically active – but that wasn’t the case at all. I liked that the author let the reader make up their mind based on conviction from the Lord – how we approach our political bend – without making either side, political or not, feel belittled or elevated. I’ve seen how political divides churches, friends and families – and when it happens within the church it not only...more
I can't get enough of the political books that are unbiased politically. I love books that simply speak the truth in all instances. Broken Body (a re-release) is the perfect example of the book every Christian should read in this venom-filled political season.

Drew tackles a number of issues for Christians to grapple with - both Democrat and Republican. He does it all with a humility and gentleness that everyone will read and understand. Without all the heated rhetoric, what are the pundits to do...more
This book is a great introduction to the relationship between the church and politics. Drew provides thoughtful and insightful analysis in a way that challenges but does no alienate.
Wonderful help to think about how we advocate as Christians in the public forum and as private citizens, and how to separate the "church" from the individual.
Jeff Learned
A good book to get a person thinking about ethics and politics. A good use of scripture as well.

Some key concepts to help us work with those with who we may have disagreements: respect, cooperation, diversity,simplicity, and integrity.
Luke Evans
Good book. I was mildly disappointed. Is careful and balanced. Hunter is big influence.
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