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God, Faith, and Reason

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  192 ratings  ·  33 reviews


For decades, Michael Savage has been preaching his political faith of borders, language and culture to millions on his nationally-syndicated radio show, The Savage Nation. Now, Savage gives his audience a look into his religious faith and his ideas about the Judeo-Christian foundation of the American culture he has fought all his life to preserve.
But rather than a dry, the
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Published December 12th 2017 by Center Street
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classic reverie
While listening to the Savage Nation, Dr. Savage would sometimes start taking about God/religion or faith on his show and then he would say many people have changed the station; but not me! I loved to hear his take on that subject as much and even more so then little Teddy's stories or "meatball recipes", so when I heard the focus of his book I was in.
If you listened to Savage you probably heard some of these stories (I never tire of his personal stories), but many were also new to me. I rarely
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Kathleen (Kat) Smith
"What you will see in this book are snapshots of God, not a complete film. This book is presented in an omnibus style and does not have to be read in precise, sequential order. What you will see is one man's glimpses of God - images along the road of life. It is a scrapbook of the highest power through dreams, memories and stories, much like the ancient texts. I know a lot of people who are not religious but say, "You know, it's terrible. We were once a great Christian nation, and the churches a ...more
Jeanette
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was not at all what I expected. It was nearly impossible for me to follow. It's about faith, which I understand doesn't need proofs. But to me the tone of the book is really strange. Almost morose and also as if caught within a depressing dream when awake.

It's way, way too philosophical for me. And uses the tenets of Bible study and verse that I understand the least in some cases and in all cases (for me) have the greatest disparity for defining and redefining their core directions of
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John
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
I picked up this book out of sheer curiosity rather than actual interest. Fact is, I've never liked Michael Savage. At all. On the radio, he's exactly the kind of angry right-wing blowhard that Hollywood loves to stereotype people like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck as being. In other words, he gives conservatives a bad name.
Now, with his new book GOD, FAITH, AND REASON, he's here to give Christians a bad name, as well.
Actually, I'm exaggerating a bit. Judging from the first 20% (which is all that
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Ietrio
May 14, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: junk
Nicely done cover, yet a mistake was made to the title. It should have been *God, Faith, and No Reason*.

Also a thought kept popping up while reading this book: what a good name Savage!
Ronald J.
Dec 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not the biggest fan of Savage, but this is a thought-provoking book on faith, god, and reason. Whether your a believer or an atheist, this book will make you think.
Mark
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
There was a time when I listened to Michael Savage on the radio. It wasn’t necessarily by choice but because he was on in the evening while I drove the 25 minutes home from work. Music stations could become boring with the same songs repeated over and over again, but Savage was anything but boring. But after a while I noticed he began meandering when he spoke. He’d go off on one tangent only to leap to something completely different at the drop of a hat. I’m sure fans might like that but for me ...more
Denise Spicer
Feb 14, 2018 rated it liked it
This bestselling author, radio host and political commentator (who obviously likes to ponder philosophical/theological concepts) presents us with a somewhat disorganized rendering of his own personal faith journey. As an American of nominal Jewish background, he intersperses each short section of the book with Bible verses and his perspective of God from a Judeo/Christian point-of-view but also with a heavy dash of Buddhism. For more traditional Christians his heterodox and rambling musings will ...more
Charlene Mathe
Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this book; I think mostly because Michael Savage and I were born just days apart, and share a great deal of common cultural and historical experience. Much of the book is free association, nostalgia, and life assessment. Savage laments the loss of cultural institutions and norms, as do I. He reflects on the meaning of his feelings and experiences, and puts them in context of national or religious identity --often with intentional ambiguity. Each page of the book is peppered wit ...more
Nancy
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The book moves along very well. I felt like I was sitting with Michael to hear what he believes and how is ideas and faith has changed over the years. His comparison of the different faiths is great. He tells stories from his childhood and how they affected him. The topics vary which just adds to keeping your interest through the book.
Jon
Dec 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
A really nice book that prompted a lot of reflection and thoughtfulness. Dr. Savage has interesting takes on faith, and I don't read too many from a Jewish so it was good to get that breadth of perspective. He asks more questions than gives answers, which is good, because I don't trust people who have answers. The journey is about the questions. Good stuff.
Bobbie
Sep 29, 2018 rated it liked it
A disappointment really. I hoped, for Michael's sake, that this book would describe his spiritual journey leading him to Christ. It didn't. Rather it describes a journey through a type of mysticism combining Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity et al. He rejects an afterlife an refers to Abraham's experience with Isaac and a sacrifice as a hallucination by Abraham. AQ disappointment for sure
Maegan Bean
Mar 17, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Michael Savage is narcissistic and completely delusional. In this book, he compares himself to Jesus teaching from Mount Sinai and compares Trump to Moses freeing his people from slavery in Egypt. And that's just in the semi-coherent passages. The rest is incoherent rambling.
Joe Oaster
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
at times brilliant and others not. I loved the parts of the book regarding the religious and faith aspects but did not like the rants on politics. Seemed like those parts were just put in as fill. If I want to hear his rants, I will listen to his show.
Fredrick Meintzer
I'm crazy about your causes!

Someone needs to give love a voice and in no wise should that voice come from a sissy!
I can't remember when I first started listening to your show Michael, but your strong reasoning and candor help me know how privaleged
I am.
Jon
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
He has written many books, but is the first I have read. It is a simple book with short chapters densely packed with his insights on God, faith, religion, death and life. I liked how he told stories of his own life and the different phases he went through.
Gator
A Thought provoking book, full of sagacious insight.
Glenn Schell
Dec 14, 2018 rated it did not like it
The only time the words "faith" and "reason" should be used together is to say, "Faith is the absence of Reason".
Don Van Lehn sr
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read.

Dr. Savage pulls no punches and will not lead you on a make believe fairy tail. This book is a very good read.
Camsshel
Jan 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Scattered and at times incoherent.
Kirk Riley
A confused book by a confused man

Too disjointed and fatalistic for me who knows God thru the same Scriptures that were quoted...if he just realized what he already knows...
Ron Sanderson
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
MADE ME THINK FEEL AND IT INSPIRED ME. I AM GOING TO BUY IT.
Maria Wroblewski
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Interesting book.
it is about a lot of objects, not just God. He does make a case for religion. Inspirational book that will get you thinking.
Malin Friess
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Michael Savage and religion were an awkward combination. 2 stars.
Suzanne
Feb 06, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I had never heard of this guy but saw this on some new book list. I wanted to like it and in some parts I almost did but it rambled so much it didn't make a lot of sense to me...
Andrea  Greene Myers
Nov 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Being a loyal Savage listener, I'd already heard most of the stories in this book, but the gems of knowledge in between all that make it worthwhile.
Paula
Sep 18, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Michael Savage tells about his introduction to faith. It's a series of stories about his life and people he's met. It was a fast and interesting read.
Tina
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book by Dr. Savage. It is very thought provoking and spiritually moving. I highly recommend reading.
Gerald Maclennon
Michael, Michael, Michael... sometimes I love you... sometimes you're just a nudnik and I have to flip the dial. But to your credit, I must say... every once in a while you come up with some gems of wisdom especially when you feel compelled to go into spiritual mode. Not that I couldn't come up with some words equally as profound. The difference is: I was raised a Swedish Lutheran. And you, from what I discern, come from a Yiddish tradition... which is appropriate considering your name: Mi cha E ...more
Michael
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is similar to Train Tracks, and has a few overlapping stories. Love Savage and will always enjoy his books.
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Dr. Michael Savage is a multimedia icon in the conservative movement. The Telegraph in the U.K. ranked him as one of the most influential conservatives in the United States, and with 10 million weekly listeners, the Berkeley Ph.D. is the third most listened to conservative talk show host. Recently featured in The New Yorker and Playboy, Dr. Savage is the author of many books, including the politic ...more
“God is about belief and faith. It is not about proving there is a God, for there is no proof. What proof can there be?” 0 likes
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