New Xulon Book Addresses the Root of the Church’s Division

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Gardner pens title to restore unity, provides Biblical answers to current issues

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“God never intended for His people to be ruled by worldly governments like even our Democracy; He wanted to be our King,”

Memory Melody Gardner’s new book, Christianity and Politics ($14.99, paperback, 978-1-62230-313-7; $7.49, e-book, 978-1-62230-314-4) tells how God’s people and the political systems of the world converged. This book expounds on the importance of having clear distinctions between the Church and government and what the different roles of the Church and government are. Gardner explains furthermore what the Church’s response as Christians should be to modern-day, politically charged issues.

“God never intended for His people to be ruled by worldly governments like even our Democracy; He wanted to be our King,” states the author. “But we insisted in 1 Samuel 8 that God step aside and allow us to be ruled by an earthly king. And now we are in a mess that will only be fixed when Jesus comes back for us. Instead of allowing a political system God did not create or sanctify divide us, let us politic from biblical conviction and insight, versus loyalty to this world’s systems.”

Most of Melody’s working career was with Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) and The Impact Movement on the college campuses of North Carolina and their headquarters in Orlando, Florida. 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. Melody received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Masters in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Christianity and Politics through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

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