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Jesus Rode a Donkey: Why Millions of Christians Are Democrats

IF JESUS WERE ALIVE TODAY, WOULD HE:
Feed the poor–or give tax breaks to the super rich?
Comfort the old and infirm–or cut Social Security?
Make war–or make peace?

 
In this groundbreaking book, noted author and theologian Linda Seger, Th.D., explores what it means to be a Christian and a Democrat–and shows how the two are not mutually exclusive, but rather inclusive.

She reveals the close relationship between democratic policy and Jesus’ teachings and the many ways in which the values Jesus espouses in the Bible correspond to the values Democrats call their own.In Jesus Rode A Donkey: Why Millions of Christians Are Democrats, she explores the relationship of spirituality and our value systems which inform how we vote.

Dr. Seger reminds the reader that Jesus and the Prophets had a radical progressive message that calls individuals and nations to feed the hungry, help the poor, heal the sick, free the oppressed and to love our enemies. The idea that America’s real Christians vote strictly Republican crumbles when one studies the platforms of both parties. Seger explains “we owe it to ourselves to think more deeply as well as to bring our understanding of scripture, our faith, and our theology to the way we vote and the stands we take. We need to become thought-leaders in our communities, rather than just thought-followers.”
 
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Kirkus Review — “Linda Seger’s revised edition of Jesus Rode a Donkey: Why Millions of Christians are Democrats is a political argument that Democratic and Christian values bear a natural kinship. . . Her work is impressive for its attempt to strike a tone unencumbered by ax-grinding ideology. . . An open-minded . . . introduction to the serious issue of Christianity’s political leanings. Seger is to be credited with confronting serious questions about the intersection of religion and politics…” – Paul de Vries, Ph.D., President, New York Divinity School

“You do not have to be a Republican to be a good Christian. Dr. Seger’s excellent book helps make it clear that there are several strategic biblical issues in America . . . that are better addressed by Democrats. In the bright light of Scripture, many of us evangelicals, committed to its authority, truly dislike the forced dilemma between being a grieving Democrat or a frustrated Republican. Perhaps, as Dr. Seger reminds us, Jesus rode a donkey once, and his commands may becomes more clearly seen in the choices the present donkey makes for our future. Engaging some of the divine wisdom of this book could help make that happen.” – Paul de Vries, Ph.D., President, New York Divinity School

“What I love about this terrific book is not just the politics, or the religion, or even the well-researched facts and arguments and opinions. What moves me deeply is Linda’s courageous openness; and her underlying stance that the political and moral and societal challenges we all face must be addressed with thought, and discourse, and most of all compassion.” – Michael Hauge ~ Story & Script consultant

“Religion is often used for political rhetoric or to question another’s moral righteousness. “Jesus Rode a Donkey” is a timely, thought-provoking exploration of the intersection of political and religious beliefs. As with her previous writings, Dr. Linda Seger offers a clear and concise read that will stand the test of time with the on-going challenge to balance politics and morality.” – Robyn Greene Arrington ~ VP, Original Programming & Production (NY): TV One, TV One

 

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