I was hoping to read and review this book in time for the elections but I don't think I'll be able to finish.
The book is How Would Jesus Vote? by Dr. D. James Kennedy. So far I'm a chapter in and from what I've read so far Dr. Kennedy has done a solid job of building this argument.
One takeaway I have from my early perusing of the first couple chapters is that the book is not setting out to answer the question of whether Jesus was a Republican or a Democrat.
Rather Kennedy is going to take the reader through the values of Jesus as laid out in the Bible and then ask the reader to apply those values to their respective candidates.
Here is the summary from the publisher...
The 2008 election is shaping up to be one of the most important political contests in American history. In fact, Dr. D. James Kennedy believes it will be a watershed moment that could impact our very survival as a nation under God.You can purchase How Would Jesus Vote? online at Amazon.com.
Values voters—people whose political views and votes are based on their faith in God—are being targeted as never before. As the campaign season moves forward, the significant players will debate terrorism, radical Islam, nuclear threats, global warming, social issues, gay marriage, immigration, education, health care, and many other essential issues that can create sharp ideological divisions.
Into this overwhelmingly complex political situation, Dr. Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe bring a clear, compelling, and nonpartisan exploration of what God’s Word has to say on these critical matters. How Would Jesus Vote? isn’t intended to tell readers which candidates to support; rather it offers a Christ-centered understanding of the world to help readers draw their own political conclusions.