Thursday, November 2, 2017
Book Review: Choosing Donald Trump by Stephen Mansfield
Many are wondering how did this happened. Clinton is not sure, even though she wrote a book about it. Many in our country are wondering why did evangelicals voted for Trump when there were a few Christian leaders that spoke out against him. Stephen Mansfield has written a book that looks at why some Christians supports Trump and how he got their votes. The book is titled, Choosing Donald Trump.
Mansfield has written books on the faith of our last two presidents, George W Bush and Barack Obama. In this book, he does look at the religious background of Donald Trump. For many Christian conservatives this is an important story. When a man in politics has a faith story, they usually vote for that person, which could be one of the reasons Trump has the evangelical votes.
Mansfield looks at what Trump promised during the election, which drew a lot of evangelicals because he was going to defend faith in America. Mansfield also addressed the lack of trust regarding Hillary Clinton and the eight years of the Obama administration could have contributed to the voted Trump had received. Because of her stance on many issues and the lack of trust many Americans had with her, 81% of evangelicals voted for Donald Trump which is more than the previous three Republican candidates.
This book is not a biography of any sorts but just an observation of an event that many people seem to cannot get their minds around nearly one year later.
Thanks Baker Books for letting me review this book.