Red Letter Christians: A Christian's Guide to Faith and Politics, a Citizen's Guide to Faith and Politics

Red Letter Christians: A Christian's Guide to Faith and Politics, a Citizen's Guide to Faith and Politics

From Red Letter Christians: Challenging the popular image of Evangelicals is one of the purposes of this book. I want it to be known that there are millions of us who espouse an evangelical theology, but who reject being classified as part of the Religious Right. We don?t want to make Jesus into a Republican. On the other hand, we want to say loud and clear that we don?t w From Red Letter Christians: Challenging the popular image of Evangelicals is one of the purposes of this book. I want...

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Title:Red Letter Christians: A Christian's Guide to Faith and Politics, a Citizen's Guide to Faith and Politics
Author:Tony Campolo
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Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Red Letter Christians: A Christian's Guide to Faith and Politics, a Citizen's Guide to Faith and Politics Reviews

  • Adam
    Jan 17, 2008
    I loved this book, but it might be because I really like Tony Campolo to begin with. I just kept finding myself agreeing with him on every page and I was really thankful that someone put these similar political views into a concise book. It is very similar to "God's Politics" by Jim Wa...
  • Andy
    Jan 09, 2008
    This wasn't anything unexpected, and it was a quick read. But it did provide good reminder that Christians should look at all issues and all political candidates through the lens of their beliefs, rather than give blind loyalty to a single party. The author covered alot of ground, in t...
  • Emily
    Mar 21, 2008
    A little bit disappointing. I saw the author on the Colbert Report and he was compelling enough for me to actually buy this book. While he was up front about his own political bias in the introduction of this book, I felt it really came through in the topics he discussed. I think this ...
  • Travis Alford
    Aug 23, 2012
    Although it continues to be a struggle - and maybe it's supposed to be - this book and other writings by Tony Campolo literally saved my faith. In a time when "Christianity" is wrought with so much baggage - right-wing politics, prejudices, hatred, isolationism, and exclusivity - it's ...
  • Darla
    Mar 03, 2008
    If you are hoping for a book that is a non-partisan treatment of looking at the words of Jesus for help in voting decisions, this fails on both accounts. It is neither non-partisan nor does it look at the words of Jesus as a springboard for discussion. It is mainly a book of Campolo's ...
  • Devon
    Mar 17, 2008
    very brief overview of some hotbed political issues and what a possible Christian stance might be. honestly I agree with Tony on most of these, but I think there are better books out there on the "red letters" that motivate me to vote the way I do. ...
  • David Gorgone
    Feb 04, 2008
    I loved this book when it was 20 Hot Potatoes Christians Are Afraid To Touch, Was Jesus A Republican Or A Democrat, and How To Follow Jesus Without Embarassing God. Tony hasn't written anything worthile in a long time. He keeps coming back to the same old ideas over and over again. I c...
  • Philip
    Nov 12, 2009
    Compelling and thoughtful book. Campolo has a fresh take on all of today's hot button issues, and his positions are biblical - and sometimes surprising. As the book suggests, he emphasizes the red letters in the Bible - the ones spoken by Jesus. Sort of a WWJD book! Even if you don't a...
  • Allison
    Aug 23, 2009
    I agreed with this book in principle and was relieved to find my approach to politics supported. Unfortunately, I think the author relied a little to much on current events to frame his method. This made he book a bit lengthy as about a year later those current events aren't so current...
  • Melissa Oliver
    Oct 23, 2016
    Although I found myself agreeing with most of what Campolo had to say, there seemed to be a lack of "red-letter" Scripture to back it up. I know the evidence is there, but I feel like he should have been much more specific with his Biblical references in order to persuade his readers. ...
  • Meghann
    Oct 02, 2010
    I really give it a 3.5. This was good for what it is. I already share most of his views and definitely share the overall opinion that Christians should consider ALL issues in light of the Bible and not just vote on one issue or try to legislate Christian values. So, I enjoyed it and ...
  • Rachel Kopel
    Nov 12, 2009
    This is the next selection in my Presbyterian Bible Study book group. I was not looking forward to it, but now it does look like it will be a good read. Starting as soon as I finish a couple of others I am currently reading. ...
  • Mollie
    Jul 09, 2008
    first heard of this book from one of my best friends, who happens to be Jewish. She had seen Tony Campolo on some TV show and thought the book sounded like something I would be interested in reading. Especially regarding his views on homosexuality. So, I reserved it from the library a...
  • Tiana
    Jul 26, 2008
    This book is absolutely fantastic. Tony Campolo is one of my champions of the faith - a political liberal who shows the love of Jesus like no one else I've ever seen. He's an inspiration to me, and this book lays out his political beliefs very clearly and beautifully. His life and this...
  • Thefiremun
    Dec 02, 2008
    This is a VERY "think outside the box" book for someone who's grown up in the Bible-belt. I sincerely appreciate Mr. Campolo and his convictions. I don't necessarily agree 100% with everything he says, but this book has definitely challenged me to cling to what the Scripture says inste...
  • Susan
    Apr 10, 2009
    Tony Campolo is my favorite religionist (yes, that's a made up word, but it's the best word). I first heard him speak at a youth conference when I was in high school, and he inspired my first work trip to Haiti in the summer before my senior year in high school. I honestly think I owe ...
  • Kay
    Jul 14, 2009
    This was an interesting book. I really like Tony Campolo, he is an excellent human being, but I didn't agree with everything he said. He tackles many of the most controversial issues that we face today that are also very divisive among people who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ. ...
  • Melissa
    Sep 27, 2012
    I've read many books that deal with the radical nature of the Gospel and the politics of the Kingdom of God. What was unique about this book was that it went more in-depth into the contemporary political issues that are affecting our life right now. Campolo doesn't tell you what to bel...
  • Maria
    Jan 01, 2010
    Interesting combination of Mr. Campolo's personal convictions with Biblical and compassionate reasoning, some of which I agree with and some I do not, and a presentation of multiple positions for the reader to draw his/her own conclusions. Mr. Campolo is up front regarding his own bias...
  • Rebs
    Dec 14, 2009
    page 21-22. "By calling ourselves Red Letter Christians, we are alluding to those old versions of the Bible wherein the words of Jesus are printed in red...we are saying that we are committed to living out the things that Jesus taught." I will never live out Jesus' teachings perfectly,...
  • Rick
    Jan 16, 2010
    I really like tony Campolo books, and this was no exception. He tackles tough issues, and gives a sensible Christian viewpoint that is NOT mainstream conservative. It's so good to have a progressive Christian writer. ...
  • Greg
    Mar 09, 2010
    Campolo, as he often does, discusses the hot issues of the day and how Christians should respond to them. As indicated by the title, he looks at the issues through the lens of the words of Jesus (and not the so-called ?religious right? or conservative point of view so prevalent amo...
  • Jeanne Jenkins
    Sep 26, 2011
    This book was chosen for Bible Study at my church. Not my cup of tea. I read most of the chapters, but not all. I didn't agree with a lot of what the author way saying, and thought that it was to heavy handed on the side of politics. ...
  • Charlotte
    Mar 12, 2011
    I look up to Tony Campolo less now than I did before I read this book. I appreciate the fact that he's trying to follow the red letters no matter what the world does, but he is woefully naive and, I believe, uninformed as to other sides of many issues. I don't believe his ideas are wel...
  • Thomas Bundy
    Jul 30, 2011
    Worst book I have read in years. He starts by saying that "God is not a Republican OR a Democrat"...then he proceeds to explain how God is a Demorat on every issue except abortion and gays. And even on those issues, Republicans are so full of hate and discrimination, Jesus would be emb...
  • John
    Sep 20, 2011
    This book was recommended by President Bill Clinton & I had to read a liberal Christians understanding. The book exposes the rant of the political left. Rarely did I agree with Campolo's view. Ironically when Campolo rebuked the defense spending and the stealing which happens t...
  • Jennifer
    Aug 26, 2012
    I probably would have liked it more if I read it when it came out. I felt like the choir being preached to. Except for the anecdote, in the preface, about William Jennings Bryant resigning his position as Secretary of State due to his pacifist beliefs when the US entered WWI, I don't t...
  • Timothy Mcpherson
    Apr 26, 2013
    Tony Campolo brings about a fresh view on how Christians should interact in politics. The title of the book comes from actually reading and doing what Jesus says. Mr. Campolo makes the claim that too often people really do not do what Jesus says, like turning the other cheek. What woul...
  • Linda Snedeker
    Dec 29, 2014
    Fantastic read. Revitting!!! Thank you Tony, for clear ing my mind on Many issues that you mention in this book. Wondering why I most always disagree with the so call "Christian Right". Who use guilt and condemnation , none of Jesus's attributes . Guess I am a Red Letter Christian. ...
  • Michael Laminack
    Jan 03, 2016
    Campolo provides a fairly balanced survey of American political issues from his Christian perspective. This is a helpful resource for anyone evaluating their political inclinations in light of faith and current issues. I didn't (and shouldn't) agree with everything Campolo espouses, bu...