“At a time of division and despair, Linda Seger reminds us of essential human values shared by all: humanity, respect and ensuring a better, safer world for our children. This book builds a bridge for people with different political and religious beliefs.” – Congressman Steve Israel (2001-2017)
In this provocative and insightful book, Jesus Rode A Donkey: Why Millions of Christians Are Democrats (Clovercroft Publishing May5th, Trade Paperback, 253 pages, ISBN: 978-1950892143, $16.99), author Dr. Linda Seger, a theologian and a Quaker, explores what it means to be a Christian and a Democrat as we approach a sure-to-be historic 2020 election.
“Being Christian and a Democrat are not mutually exclusive,”asserts Seger, Th.D. “My book reveals the close relationship between Democratic policy and Jesus’ teachings and the many ways in which the values Jesus espouses in the Bible correspond to the values Democrats call their own.”
The idea that American Christians vote strictly Republican crumbles as readers peruse Seger’s careful study of both parties’ platforms. Jesus Rode A Donkey reminds the reader that Jesus and the prophets had a radical, progressive message that calls individuals and nations to feed the hungry, help the poor,heal the sick, free the oppressed, and to love our enemies. The Democrats embrace these values.
“The public needs to understand that Republicans do not have the corner on Christ,” says Dr. Seger. “They have actually lost their moral authority and moral compass since 2016 by not speaking out against unchristian, immoral behavior from our government.”
If you’re unsure about which party and which policies best express your values, perhaps this book will bring you some clarity about who you are, what you believe as a citizen of our country and of our world, and what actions you can take to help create a society that is an expression of God’s grace, the love of Christ, and the manifestation of the Holy Spirit.
Seger, Th.D., holds three master’s degrees, as well as a Th.D. in theology and drama. She is the author of 16 books and has given seminars and speeches in 33 countries around the world. Raised a 1950s Republican and a Lutheran, her political and religious evolution led her to become a Democrat and a Quaker.She is a born-again Christian, was a fundamentalist and evangelical for several years. In one way or another, she has been associated with the Southern Baptists, United Church of Christ, Lutheran, Methodist and Presbyterian churches. She serves on the board of Christian Democrats in America. She has also been a county caucus chair and has served as a delegate for the Colorado county and state Democratic Convention.
Dr. Seger believes our nation is in the midst of a moral crisis, and notes that Democrats of late have been more willing to speak up about their faith and have been more willing to look at the crisis in our government through their moral and ethical faith perspectives.
Jesus Rode A Donkey is a well-researched, soul-searching, and clear-eyed look at America’s Christian values and how they impact policy. It also makes a strong case that the Democratic platform clearly reflects Christian values.
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