Politics for People Who Hate Politics
How to Engage without Losing Your Friends or Selling Your Soul
Politics that Unite Rather than Divide
Politics can be infuriating. From unjust policies to unholy politicians, there are justifiable reasons to be upset or walk away altogether. Yet we must stay involved if we are to protect and sustain our fragile nation from the divisions that threaten it.
With more than two decades of experience working in the highest levels of government, insider Denise Grace Gitsham offers a remedy to America's dark political reality: Christians filled with light, love, and Christ's heart for unity. With spiritual insights, hard-earned political lessons, and practical advice, she helps you engage with wisdom and discernment, loving those you disagree with while standing firm on God's truth.
As citizens of heaven, we can engage in politics God's way: with the countercultural love, integrity, and unity that will heal our land.
"Denise Grace Gitsham reminds us that our convictions should never come before the divine call to love and unify. This is a book that every Christian must read."--ARTHUR C. BROOKS, professor, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Denise has written a refreshing and self-critical reflection on her own life in politics and why it is so important for people of faith to be willing to put their calling to heal our nation above their partisan loyalties."--SENATOR CHRIS COONS
"Drawing from the gospel and her own impressive political experience, Denise Grace Gitsham reminds us that our convictions should never come before the divine call to love and unify. Politics for People Who Hate Politics is a book that every Christian must read."
Arthur C. Brooks, professor, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School. #1 New York Times bestselling author
"Denise's unrelenting passion for Jesus and people is evident to all who come across her path. In this rough-and-tumble business of politics, she has learned to keep her eyes on the prize and serve with excellence and purpose. Her unique experiences, fountain of wisdom, and uncanny kingdom-mindedness have allowed her to have a powerful impact on the lives of many, including my own. I know her words will encourage and inspire you as they have me so many times throughout my career."
Congressman Jodey Arrington
"This book calls on all Americans to rise to a higher standard of behavior, thought, and action as they engage in politics. Denise champions Jesus' core message of love, honor, and truth, making this book a must-read for anyone who shares our heart for unity."
Miles McPherson, pastor of the Rock Church, author, and former defensive back for the San Diego Chargers
"As politics increasingly creeps into every part of our lives, navigating the tricky waters to preserve friendships and family relationships can be difficult--but it is critical to the joy of life. Denise has great advice for steering clear of trouble so that you never lose a friend because of politics."
Dana Perino, Fox News anchor and former White House Press Secretary
"Politics for People Who Hate Politics is the most givable book I have read in recent years. I will be giving it for Christmas to ministry partners and even to family. Denise has bridged the gap and created the equivalent of emotional intelligence for politics that I would call 'political intelligence' for the average person like me. I feel so much more equipped to understand and, better yet, have life-giving conversations than I did before reading this book. Many Christians get stuck trying to articulate political subjects. Denise has broken it down so I don't have to, and I will be forever grateful to have not just a book but a spiritual tool in my hand."
Shawn Bolz, TV host, commentator, author, minister, and podcaster
"Denise Gitsham has done us all an incredible service by writing this book. Hers is a voice of biblical truth that cuts through the rancor and loss of civility that have become a cancer in the United States today. I highly recommend that every American and certainly every believer in the nation read it."
Cindy Jacobs, Generals International
"Denise Gitsham's book, Politics for People Who Hate Politics, offers an important cautionary tale for anyone hoping to be both faithful and active in politics. As she illustrates through her own life and career, it is far too easy to be drawn into the bitter partisan battles of our day and to see a self-righteous, no-holds-barred approach to politics as the only way to win. With so many Christians drawn into the politics of culture war issues from the right and left, it's all too easy to lose sight of our shared calling to love one another with humility rather than to beat one another at all costs. Denise has written a refreshing and self-critical reflection on her own life in politics and why it is so important for people of faith to be willing to put their calling to heal our nation above their partisan loyalties."
Senator Chris Coons
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