Monday, September 15, 2008

A Novel of Divine Politics

If you love God and you love politics then consider picking up a copy of "American Savior" by Roland Merullo.

In just over 300 pages Merullo tackles a very interesting subject, that of Jesus coming back again and this time choosing to enter the world of politics as a third party candidate. I hope you will agree that it really is a fun read.

Merullo's Jesus doesn't seek to be a James Dobson wannabe or a Jim Wallace wannabe for that matter. Instead, Merullo does an admirable job of portraying Jesus as a twenty-first century version of the Lord and Savior portrayed by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Granted, there are points at which trained theologians and biblical scholars will call into question Mr. Merullo's take on Jesus, but all in all it was a fun book in this season of bickering and ad wars.

Although the book starts off a bit wooden, it quickly develops into a story that is difficult to put down. I hope you will agree that this is a book that seeks to call into question assumptions of both the left and the right.

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