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Very pleased to find a strong review in Publisher’s weekly for our new book, SPLIT TICKET, coming out next month. Publisher’s Weekly is one of the – if not the – most influential trades in the publishing biz. So a positive nod from them can go a long way.
To see the review on the PW site itself, click on this link.
To order SPLIT TICKET, click here.
Split Ticket: Independent Faith in a Time of Partisan Politics
Edited by Amy Gopp, Christian Piatt, Brandon Gilvin, Chalice (Ingram, dist.), $16.99 paper (224p) ISBN 978-0-8272-3474-1
At a time when partisan politics involves backbiting and cynicism, here is a collection of essays about politics aimed at unity and hope. In the spirit of a friendly roundtable, the essay writers, mostly 20- and 30-something pastors, each discuss the importance of Christians’ involvement in political activism. The writers represent areas from Los Angeles to Bosnia and take up a variety of causes both systemic and personal, including genocide and affordable housing. Their diversity proves that Christians “are not a monolith” and must wade through what are characterized as competing truths in discerning whether to advocate. Some urge Christians to fight the power of empire, citing the way Jesus challenged the status quo to effect change. Others retreat from activism, citing Jesus’s pacifism. Yet the authors all agree that Christians should work against injustice in some way and should employ peaceful debate to work toward unity. Using their own tales of injustice in a post-9/11 world, they force Christians to wake up and take a stand–even if they themselves cannot agree on exactly what that should be. (Aug.)
As you may or may not already know, our second book in the “WTF: Where’s the Faith?” book series comes out next month. This book, called “Split Ticket: Independent Faith in a Time of Partisan Politics,” is all about how we try to go about bringing together our political lives and values with those of our faith and live them out in meaningful and effective ways.
This volume has essays from many fascinating perspectives, and each chapter includes provocative questions at the end for further reflection, study or discussion. It’s a good book for individual or small group use, and uses accessible language so it can be of value to people of varying levels of theological and political engagement.
Chalice Press is currently offering a 30% discount on advance orders of the book, and they are also featuring Split Ticket as their book of the month.
YOU CAN CLICK HERE FOR MORE ABOUT THE BOOK, AND FOR HOW YOU CAN GET THE 30% DISCOUNT.
Please pass this along to anyone else who might find this book of interest or value, and please let us know what you think of it once you read it. In fact, it would be fantastic to have some of you visit the Amazon page for the book and post your reviews there for potential buyers to read too.