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The Faith of Barack Obama

4 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Stephen Mansfield

As a veteran communications professional, it comes as no surprise that Mansfield commands an easygoing conversational speaking style that helps buffer some of the potentially loaded issues he chooses to tackle. While he may be best identified by his … see full wiki

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Author: Stephen Mansfield
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
4 reviews about The Faith of Barack Obama
review by . December 02, 2008
I got this book for free via Thomas Nelson's blogger book review program, and was eager to read it because I only knew the barest outline about Barack Obama's religion and church involvement. That being said, I must also admit that having grown up as a reform Jew, I also know little about the Christian church in general.     With those disclaimers out of the way, I found Mansfield's storytelling style easy to read and informative. He takes the view that Obama is a part of the …
review by . November 13, 2008
"This book is...written in the belief that if a man's faith is sincere, it is the most important things about him, and...it is impossible to understand who he is and how he will lead without first understanding the religious vision that informs his life." -Stephen Mansfield      I think reading The Faith of Barack Obama by Stephen Mansfield after the 2008 election is over has allowed me to better absorb the wealth of understanding this book provides. Mansfield, who …
review by . August 14, 2008
For better or worse (depending on what your particular viewpoint is), a candidate's religious views always come into play during a Presidential election. Stephen Mansfield sets out to examine exactly what "faith" means to the Democratic candidate in the book The Faith of Barack Obama. I'll admit when I was offered the chance to read and review this, I was expecting a bit of a puff piece trying to paint him as highly acceptable to the evangelical conservative group of voters. Instead, it was an honest …
review by . August 13, 2008
It's difficult in the news media to find anything in-depth about the faith of Barack Obama so I was fascinated to read Stephen Mansfield's well-researched biography. One of the most telling passages to me begins on the bottom of page 57 and goes to part of page 58 which says, "What did Barack Obama become, then, on that Sunday morning in 1985? He became, he says, a Christian. He confessed his faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God who died for his sins and rose again. Yet he denies that his Christianity …
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