New Book Addresses the Contention Discussing Politically Charged Topics Among Christians

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Gardner pens title to confront the discontent with government and provides biblical answers to the most politically charged issues known to the Church today and those heated topics leading up to the 2012 Presidential Election.

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Memory Melody Gardner’s new book, Christianity and Politics ($14.99, paperback; $7.49, e-book) debunks the idea that our system of government and Christian faith should be one and the same, celebrates the Church as the God-given, moral compass of a society, and systematically unravels the complexities of divisive issues in a way that a fifth-grader could understand. Whether a Christian or not, Christianity and Politics will be informative and helpful to those engaging these conversations every day.

Christianity and Politics discusses confusing and complex topics like--how Jews and Christians came to be governed by worldly political systems and how they are to respond to this "new normal." It also discusses complicated and divisive topics to include labels like "conservative" and "liberal," embryonic stem cell research, caring for the "least of these" in society, abortion, the initiation of life and where it is found, same-sex" marriage" and Universal health care.

"It's my hope," states Ms. Gardner, "that Christianity and Politics will be a resource for people to engage in meaningful discussions around politics one conversation at a time. The purpose of this book is not to persuade the reader to choose one political direction over another, but to remind us as Christians that being "salt" & "light" in our conversations and interactions with one another is paramount to God."

Melody Gardner is a Dallas Theological Seminary graduate and a former senior leader with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) and The Impact Movement for eighteen years on college campuses and at the national headquarters. She witnessed college students shift from knowing there was absolute right and wrong to right and wrong being relative. Consequently, she heard young Christians ask, “How can I tell another how to live?” Christianity and Politics answers this question. Ms Gardner, now heads a nonprofit organization called Hesed Consulting, assisting other nonprofit organizations to remain IRS compliant, financially sustainable and human resource viable.

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