Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

?Believe me? may be the most commonly used phrase in Donald Trump?s lexicon. Whether about building a wall or protecting the Christian heritage, the refrain is constant. And to the surprise of many, about 80% percent of white evangelicals have believed Trump-at least enough to help propel him into the White House. Historian John Fea is not surprised-and in Believe Me he ex ?Believe me? may be the most commonly used phrase in Donald Trump?s lexicon. Whether about building a wall or...

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Title:Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump
Author:John Fea
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Genres:Politics
ISBN:0802876412
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:208 pages pages

Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump Reviews

  • Deanna
    Jul 04, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

    A fascinating look at the fear and nostalgia that drove the support of Trump by white Evangelicals. Fea does well to include the history of the Evangelical movement and does so more succinctly, and perhaps more effectively, than Fitzgerald?s volume on American Evangelical history. Th...

    I received ?Believe Me? by John Fea as an advanced reading copy from NetGalley. The thing I love most about this book is that it was written by a self-proclaimed evangelical who also happens to be a historian. I love that John Fea used history to back his claims. I found some parts...

    (From an Advanced Reading Copy) John Fea has accomplished what too few historians can do: he has skillfully combined an overview history of his subject with modern events and commentary. Fea truthfully and importantly recognizes that this book took him "beyond history and into soci...

    This book bills itself as a book about the way evangelicals received Trump, by an evangelical; speaking their language, interpreting from the inside, as it were. It was definitely interesting to hear from someone not outright rejecting the evangelical premise, though little of it was r...

    My Rating -Must Read Level -Short, easy read Summary The subtitle kind of says it all. How did Evangelicals so overwhelmingly support Trump (more than any other candidate in history)? He received 81% of self identified Evangelicals. There are people who dispute the support, ...

    I had seen John Fea's book, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (2018), featured on Eerdman's Facebook and Twitter feeds. I had never heard of him, but there was enough present in those short social media posts to intrigue me. Fea is an evangelical and chair of the history...

    A staggering 81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump! How are we to explain this? Fea, an astute historian from Messiah College, identifies an unholy trinity of fear, power and nostalgia as being at the roots of this bizarre voting pattern. As he explains: ?I approach thi...

    As someone who grew up steeped in the conservative political world of the Evangelical Christian movement in the US, I was continually stunned by the ability (and willingness) of Evangelicals to continue to make excuses for the seemingly un-Christian behavior, attitudes, and rhetoric of...

    Short Review: I am probably primed to like this book for reasons outside of the book. I listen to Fea's history podcast, I vote democrat traditionally, so this book is not a critique of my voting or my party and I already have a very shaky relationship with the current cultural/sociolo...

    My earliest clear memory of American politics is of conservative Christians howling ?Character counts! Bill Clinton is not morally qualified to be president and must be impeached!?. Fast forward to 2016 and many of these same voices eagerly led 81% of white Evangelical Christians t...

    Whenever there is a presidential election, inevitably there are books published about the winner. Since 2016, this has not changed. What is significant about Donald Trump's win, however, is the support that he had, and still has, garnered from Evangelical Christians. Many within evange...

    In the struggle to understand how conservative Christian evangelicals, the same men and women who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ, could not only support a morally bankrupt presidential candidate like Donald Trump but overwhelmingly vote him into office, John Fea's Believe Me i...

    I received this ARC from net galley in exchange for an honest review. I thought that this book was a really interesting analysis of the evangelical right and their interest and support for Trump. I thought it was an interesting addition to the literature about the increasing divide h...

    In "Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump" John Fea traces the history of Evangelicalism to attempt to figure out how it was possible for such a large percentage of Evangelical voters to cast their votes for someone like Trump, whose character flaws were disqualifying in any...

  • Steve
    Mar 11, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

    A fascinating look at the fear and nostalgia that drove the support of Trump by white Evangelicals. Fea does well to include the history of the Evangelical movement and does so more succinctly, and perhaps more effectively, than Fitzgerald?s volume on American Evangelical history. Th...

    I received ?Believe Me? by John Fea as an advanced reading copy from NetGalley. The thing I love most about this book is that it was written by a self-proclaimed evangelical who also happens to be a historian. I love that John Fea used history to back his claims. I found some parts...

    (From an Advanced Reading Copy) John Fea has accomplished what too few historians can do: he has skillfully combined an overview history of his subject with modern events and commentary. Fea truthfully and importantly recognizes that this book took him "beyond history and into soci...

    This book bills itself as a book about the way evangelicals received Trump, by an evangelical; speaking their language, interpreting from the inside, as it were. It was definitely interesting to hear from someone not outright rejecting the evangelical premise, though little of it was r...

    My Rating -Must Read Level -Short, easy read Summary The subtitle kind of says it all. How did Evangelicals so overwhelmingly support Trump (more than any other candidate in history)? He received 81% of self identified Evangelicals. There are people who dispute the support, ...

    I had seen John Fea's book, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (2018), featured on Eerdman's Facebook and Twitter feeds. I had never heard of him, but there was enough present in those short social media posts to intrigue me. Fea is an evangelical and chair of the history...

    A staggering 81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump! How are we to explain this? Fea, an astute historian from Messiah College, identifies an unholy trinity of fear, power and nostalgia as being at the roots of this bizarre voting pattern. As he explains: ?I approach thi...

  • Adam Shields
    Jul 02, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

    A fascinating look at the fear and nostalgia that drove the support of Trump by white Evangelicals. Fea does well to include the history of the Evangelical movement and does so more succinctly, and perhaps more effectively, than Fitzgerald?s volume on American Evangelical history. Th...

    I received ?Believe Me? by John Fea as an advanced reading copy from NetGalley. The thing I love most about this book is that it was written by a self-proclaimed evangelical who also happens to be a historian. I love that John Fea used history to back his claims. I found some parts...

    (From an Advanced Reading Copy) John Fea has accomplished what too few historians can do: he has skillfully combined an overview history of his subject with modern events and commentary. Fea truthfully and importantly recognizes that this book took him "beyond history and into soci...

    This book bills itself as a book about the way evangelicals received Trump, by an evangelical; speaking their language, interpreting from the inside, as it were. It was definitely interesting to hear from someone not outright rejecting the evangelical premise, though little of it was r...

    My Rating -Must Read Level -Short, easy read Summary The subtitle kind of says it all. How did Evangelicals so overwhelmingly support Trump (more than any other candidate in history)? He received 81% of self identified Evangelicals. There are people who dispute the support, ...

    I had seen John Fea's book, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (2018), featured on Eerdman's Facebook and Twitter feeds. I had never heard of him, but there was enough present in those short social media posts to intrigue me. Fea is an evangelical and chair of the history...

    A staggering 81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump! How are we to explain this? Fea, an astute historian from Messiah College, identifies an unholy trinity of fear, power and nostalgia as being at the roots of this bizarre voting pattern. As he explains: ?I approach thi...

    As someone who grew up steeped in the conservative political world of the Evangelical Christian movement in the US, I was continually stunned by the ability (and willingness) of Evangelicals to continue to make excuses for the seemingly un-Christian behavior, attitudes, and rhetoric of...

    Short Review: I am probably primed to like this book for reasons outside of the book. I listen to Fea's history podcast, I vote democrat traditionally, so this book is not a critique of my voting or my party and I already have a very shaky relationship with the current cultural/sociolo...

  • Conrade Yap
    May 21, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

    A fascinating look at the fear and nostalgia that drove the support of Trump by white Evangelicals. Fea does well to include the history of the Evangelical movement and does so more succinctly, and perhaps more effectively, than Fitzgerald?s volume on American Evangelical history. Th...

    I received ?Believe Me? by John Fea as an advanced reading copy from NetGalley. The thing I love most about this book is that it was written by a self-proclaimed evangelical who also happens to be a historian. I love that John Fea used history to back his claims. I found some parts...

    (From an Advanced Reading Copy) John Fea has accomplished what too few historians can do: he has skillfully combined an overview history of his subject with modern events and commentary. Fea truthfully and importantly recognizes that this book took him "beyond history and into soci...

    This book bills itself as a book about the way evangelicals received Trump, by an evangelical; speaking their language, interpreting from the inside, as it were. It was definitely interesting to hear from someone not outright rejecting the evangelical premise, though little of it was r...

    My Rating -Must Read Level -Short, easy read Summary The subtitle kind of says it all. How did Evangelicals so overwhelmingly support Trump (more than any other candidate in history)? He received 81% of self identified Evangelicals. There are people who dispute the support, ...

    I had seen John Fea's book, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (2018), featured on Eerdman's Facebook and Twitter feeds. I had never heard of him, but there was enough present in those short social media posts to intrigue me. Fea is an evangelical and chair of the history...

    A staggering 81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump! How are we to explain this? Fea, an astute historian from Messiah College, identifies an unholy trinity of fear, power and nostalgia as being at the roots of this bizarre voting pattern. As he explains: ?I approach thi...

    As someone who grew up steeped in the conservative political world of the Evangelical Christian movement in the US, I was continually stunned by the ability (and willingness) of Evangelicals to continue to make excuses for the seemingly un-Christian behavior, attitudes, and rhetoric of...

    Short Review: I am probably primed to like this book for reasons outside of the book. I listen to Fea's history podcast, I vote democrat traditionally, so this book is not a critique of my voting or my party and I already have a very shaky relationship with the current cultural/sociolo...

    My earliest clear memory of American politics is of conservative Christians howling ?Character counts! Bill Clinton is not morally qualified to be president and must be impeached!?. Fast forward to 2016 and many of these same voices eagerly led 81% of white Evangelical Christians t...

    Whenever there is a presidential election, inevitably there are books published about the winner. Since 2016, this has not changed. What is significant about Donald Trump's win, however, is the support that he had, and still has, garnered from Evangelical Christians. Many within evange...

    In the struggle to understand how conservative Christian evangelicals, the same men and women who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ, could not only support a morally bankrupt presidential candidate like Donald Trump but overwhelmingly vote him into office, John Fea's Believe Me i...

    I received this ARC from net galley in exchange for an honest review. I thought that this book was a really interesting analysis of the evangelical right and their interest and support for Trump. I thought it was an interesting addition to the literature about the increasing divide h...

    In "Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump" John Fea traces the history of Evangelicalism to attempt to figure out how it was possible for such a large percentage of Evangelical voters to cast their votes for someone like Trump, whose character flaws were disqualifying in any...

    Absolutely, stunningly, surprisingly brilliant. Written by an historian, professor and evangelical christian, this book is excellent. It demonstrates how Trump created wedge politics to leverage white evangelicals to vote for him. The consequences of nostalgia - MAGA - rather than h...

    This was one interesting read. Read it in two sittings. While Trump is a big part of the book, the bigger story is how conservative evangelicals paved the way for someone like him to get there. Fea writes from an American historian?s point of view and goes as far back as Thomas Jeffe...

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    Famous words are often uttered by Presidents. For President John F Kennedy, people remember his powerful words "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country." President Jimmy Carter is remembered as a man who fought for peace: "We cannot be both the wo...

  • Peter Kerry Powers
    Jun 07, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

  • Alexandria Fanjoy
    Mar 13, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

    A fascinating look at the fear and nostalgia that drove the support of Trump by white Evangelicals. Fea does well to include the history of the Evangelical movement and does so more succinctly, and perhaps more effectively, than Fitzgerald?s volume on American Evangelical history. Th...

    I received ?Believe Me? by John Fea as an advanced reading copy from NetGalley. The thing I love most about this book is that it was written by a self-proclaimed evangelical who also happens to be a historian. I love that John Fea used history to back his claims. I found some parts...

    (From an Advanced Reading Copy) John Fea has accomplished what too few historians can do: he has skillfully combined an overview history of his subject with modern events and commentary. Fea truthfully and importantly recognizes that this book took him "beyond history and into soci...

    This book bills itself as a book about the way evangelicals received Trump, by an evangelical; speaking their language, interpreting from the inside, as it were. It was definitely interesting to hear from someone not outright rejecting the evangelical premise, though little of it was r...

    My Rating -Must Read Level -Short, easy read Summary The subtitle kind of says it all. How did Evangelicals so overwhelmingly support Trump (more than any other candidate in history)? He received 81% of self identified Evangelicals. There are people who dispute the support, ...

    I had seen John Fea's book, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (2018), featured on Eerdman's Facebook and Twitter feeds. I had never heard of him, but there was enough present in those short social media posts to intrigue me. Fea is an evangelical and chair of the history...

    A staggering 81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump! How are we to explain this? Fea, an astute historian from Messiah College, identifies an unholy trinity of fear, power and nostalgia as being at the roots of this bizarre voting pattern. As he explains: ?I approach thi...

    As someone who grew up steeped in the conservative political world of the Evangelical Christian movement in the US, I was continually stunned by the ability (and willingness) of Evangelicals to continue to make excuses for the seemingly un-Christian behavior, attitudes, and rhetoric of...

    Short Review: I am probably primed to like this book for reasons outside of the book. I listen to Fea's history podcast, I vote democrat traditionally, so this book is not a critique of my voting or my party and I already have a very shaky relationship with the current cultural/sociolo...

    My earliest clear memory of American politics is of conservative Christians howling ?Character counts! Bill Clinton is not morally qualified to be president and must be impeached!?. Fast forward to 2016 and many of these same voices eagerly led 81% of white Evangelical Christians t...

    Whenever there is a presidential election, inevitably there are books published about the winner. Since 2016, this has not changed. What is significant about Donald Trump's win, however, is the support that he had, and still has, garnered from Evangelical Christians. Many within evange...

    In the struggle to understand how conservative Christian evangelicals, the same men and women who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ, could not only support a morally bankrupt presidential candidate like Donald Trump but overwhelmingly vote him into office, John Fea's Believe Me i...

    I received this ARC from net galley in exchange for an honest review. I thought that this book was a really interesting analysis of the evangelical right and their interest and support for Trump. I thought it was an interesting addition to the literature about the increasing divide h...

  • Tara Brabazon
    Jul 06, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

    A fascinating look at the fear and nostalgia that drove the support of Trump by white Evangelicals. Fea does well to include the history of the Evangelical movement and does so more succinctly, and perhaps more effectively, than Fitzgerald?s volume on American Evangelical history. Th...

    I received ?Believe Me? by John Fea as an advanced reading copy from NetGalley. The thing I love most about this book is that it was written by a self-proclaimed evangelical who also happens to be a historian. I love that John Fea used history to back his claims. I found some parts...

    (From an Advanced Reading Copy) John Fea has accomplished what too few historians can do: he has skillfully combined an overview history of his subject with modern events and commentary. Fea truthfully and importantly recognizes that this book took him "beyond history and into soci...

    This book bills itself as a book about the way evangelicals received Trump, by an evangelical; speaking their language, interpreting from the inside, as it were. It was definitely interesting to hear from someone not outright rejecting the evangelical premise, though little of it was r...

    My Rating -Must Read Level -Short, easy read Summary The subtitle kind of says it all. How did Evangelicals so overwhelmingly support Trump (more than any other candidate in history)? He received 81% of self identified Evangelicals. There are people who dispute the support, ...

    I had seen John Fea's book, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (2018), featured on Eerdman's Facebook and Twitter feeds. I had never heard of him, but there was enough present in those short social media posts to intrigue me. Fea is an evangelical and chair of the history...

    A staggering 81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump! How are we to explain this? Fea, an astute historian from Messiah College, identifies an unholy trinity of fear, power and nostalgia as being at the roots of this bizarre voting pattern. As he explains: ?I approach thi...

    As someone who grew up steeped in the conservative political world of the Evangelical Christian movement in the US, I was continually stunned by the ability (and willingness) of Evangelicals to continue to make excuses for the seemingly un-Christian behavior, attitudes, and rhetoric of...

    Short Review: I am probably primed to like this book for reasons outside of the book. I listen to Fea's history podcast, I vote democrat traditionally, so this book is not a critique of my voting or my party and I already have a very shaky relationship with the current cultural/sociolo...

    My earliest clear memory of American politics is of conservative Christians howling ?Character counts! Bill Clinton is not morally qualified to be president and must be impeached!?. Fast forward to 2016 and many of these same voices eagerly led 81% of white Evangelical Christians t...

    Whenever there is a presidential election, inevitably there are books published about the winner. Since 2016, this has not changed. What is significant about Donald Trump's win, however, is the support that he had, and still has, garnered from Evangelical Christians. Many within evange...

    In the struggle to understand how conservative Christian evangelicals, the same men and women who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ, could not only support a morally bankrupt presidential candidate like Donald Trump but overwhelmingly vote him into office, John Fea's Believe Me i...

    I received this ARC from net galley in exchange for an honest review. I thought that this book was a really interesting analysis of the evangelical right and their interest and support for Trump. I thought it was an interesting addition to the literature about the increasing divide h...

    In "Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump" John Fea traces the history of Evangelicalism to attempt to figure out how it was possible for such a large percentage of Evangelical voters to cast their votes for someone like Trump, whose character flaws were disqualifying in any...

    Absolutely, stunningly, surprisingly brilliant. Written by an historian, professor and evangelical christian, this book is excellent. It demonstrates how Trump created wedge politics to leverage white evangelicals to vote for him. The consequences of nostalgia - MAGA - rather than h...

  • Amanda Hendrix
    Jul 03, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

    A fascinating look at the fear and nostalgia that drove the support of Trump by white Evangelicals. Fea does well to include the history of the Evangelical movement and does so more succinctly, and perhaps more effectively, than Fitzgerald?s volume on American Evangelical history. Th...

    I received ?Believe Me? by John Fea as an advanced reading copy from NetGalley. The thing I love most about this book is that it was written by a self-proclaimed evangelical who also happens to be a historian. I love that John Fea used history to back his claims. I found some parts...

    (From an Advanced Reading Copy) John Fea has accomplished what too few historians can do: he has skillfully combined an overview history of his subject with modern events and commentary. Fea truthfully and importantly recognizes that this book took him "beyond history and into soci...

    This book bills itself as a book about the way evangelicals received Trump, by an evangelical; speaking their language, interpreting from the inside, as it were. It was definitely interesting to hear from someone not outright rejecting the evangelical premise, though little of it was r...

    My Rating -Must Read Level -Short, easy read Summary The subtitle kind of says it all. How did Evangelicals so overwhelmingly support Trump (more than any other candidate in history)? He received 81% of self identified Evangelicals. There are people who dispute the support, ...

    I had seen John Fea's book, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (2018), featured on Eerdman's Facebook and Twitter feeds. I had never heard of him, but there was enough present in those short social media posts to intrigue me. Fea is an evangelical and chair of the history...

    A staggering 81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump! How are we to explain this? Fea, an astute historian from Messiah College, identifies an unholy trinity of fear, power and nostalgia as being at the roots of this bizarre voting pattern. As he explains: ?I approach thi...

    As someone who grew up steeped in the conservative political world of the Evangelical Christian movement in the US, I was continually stunned by the ability (and willingness) of Evangelicals to continue to make excuses for the seemingly un-Christian behavior, attitudes, and rhetoric of...

    Short Review: I am probably primed to like this book for reasons outside of the book. I listen to Fea's history podcast, I vote democrat traditionally, so this book is not a critique of my voting or my party and I already have a very shaky relationship with the current cultural/sociolo...

    My earliest clear memory of American politics is of conservative Christians howling ?Character counts! Bill Clinton is not morally qualified to be president and must be impeached!?. Fast forward to 2016 and many of these same voices eagerly led 81% of white Evangelical Christians t...

    Whenever there is a presidential election, inevitably there are books published about the winner. Since 2016, this has not changed. What is significant about Donald Trump's win, however, is the support that he had, and still has, garnered from Evangelical Christians. Many within evange...

    In the struggle to understand how conservative Christian evangelicals, the same men and women who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ, could not only support a morally bankrupt presidential candidate like Donald Trump but overwhelmingly vote him into office, John Fea's Believe Me i...

    I received this ARC from net galley in exchange for an honest review. I thought that this book was a really interesting analysis of the evangelical right and their interest and support for Trump. I thought it was an interesting addition to the literature about the increasing divide h...

    In "Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump" John Fea traces the history of Evangelicalism to attempt to figure out how it was possible for such a large percentage of Evangelical voters to cast their votes for someone like Trump, whose character flaws were disqualifying in any...

    Absolutely, stunningly, surprisingly brilliant. Written by an historian, professor and evangelical christian, this book is excellent. It demonstrates how Trump created wedge politics to leverage white evangelicals to vote for him. The consequences of nostalgia - MAGA - rather than h...

    This was one interesting read. Read it in two sittings. While Trump is a big part of the book, the bigger story is how conservative evangelicals paved the way for someone like him to get there. Fea writes from an American historian?s point of view and goes as far back as Thomas Jeffe...

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    ...

    ...

    Famous words are often uttered by Presidents. For President John F Kennedy, people remember his powerful words "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country." President Jimmy Carter is remembered as a man who fought for peace: "We cannot be both the wo...

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    ...

  • Matt Grant
    Mar 28, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

    A fascinating look at the fear and nostalgia that drove the support of Trump by white Evangelicals. Fea does well to include the history of the Evangelical movement and does so more succinctly, and perhaps more effectively, than Fitzgerald?s volume on American Evangelical history. Th...

    I received ?Believe Me? by John Fea as an advanced reading copy from NetGalley. The thing I love most about this book is that it was written by a self-proclaimed evangelical who also happens to be a historian. I love that John Fea used history to back his claims. I found some parts...

    (From an Advanced Reading Copy) John Fea has accomplished what too few historians can do: he has skillfully combined an overview history of his subject with modern events and commentary. Fea truthfully and importantly recognizes that this book took him "beyond history and into soci...

    This book bills itself as a book about the way evangelicals received Trump, by an evangelical; speaking their language, interpreting from the inside, as it were. It was definitely interesting to hear from someone not outright rejecting the evangelical premise, though little of it was r...

    My Rating -Must Read Level -Short, easy read Summary The subtitle kind of says it all. How did Evangelicals so overwhelmingly support Trump (more than any other candidate in history)? He received 81% of self identified Evangelicals. There are people who dispute the support, ...

    I had seen John Fea's book, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (2018), featured on Eerdman's Facebook and Twitter feeds. I had never heard of him, but there was enough present in those short social media posts to intrigue me. Fea is an evangelical and chair of the history...

    A staggering 81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump! How are we to explain this? Fea, an astute historian from Messiah College, identifies an unholy trinity of fear, power and nostalgia as being at the roots of this bizarre voting pattern. As he explains: ?I approach thi...

    As someone who grew up steeped in the conservative political world of the Evangelical Christian movement in the US, I was continually stunned by the ability (and willingness) of Evangelicals to continue to make excuses for the seemingly un-Christian behavior, attitudes, and rhetoric of...

    Short Review: I am probably primed to like this book for reasons outside of the book. I listen to Fea's history podcast, I vote democrat traditionally, so this book is not a critique of my voting or my party and I already have a very shaky relationship with the current cultural/sociolo...

    My earliest clear memory of American politics is of conservative Christians howling ?Character counts! Bill Clinton is not morally qualified to be president and must be impeached!?. Fast forward to 2016 and many of these same voices eagerly led 81% of white Evangelical Christians t...

    Whenever there is a presidential election, inevitably there are books published about the winner. Since 2016, this has not changed. What is significant about Donald Trump's win, however, is the support that he had, and still has, garnered from Evangelical Christians. Many within evange...

    In the struggle to understand how conservative Christian evangelicals, the same men and women who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ, could not only support a morally bankrupt presidential candidate like Donald Trump but overwhelmingly vote him into office, John Fea's Believe Me i...

  • Caleb
    May 30, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

    A fascinating look at the fear and nostalgia that drove the support of Trump by white Evangelicals. Fea does well to include the history of the Evangelical movement and does so more succinctly, and perhaps more effectively, than Fitzgerald?s volume on American Evangelical history. Th...

    I received ?Believe Me? by John Fea as an advanced reading copy from NetGalley. The thing I love most about this book is that it was written by a self-proclaimed evangelical who also happens to be a historian. I love that John Fea used history to back his claims. I found some parts...

    (From an Advanced Reading Copy) John Fea has accomplished what too few historians can do: he has skillfully combined an overview history of his subject with modern events and commentary. Fea truthfully and importantly recognizes that this book took him "beyond history and into soci...

  • Jason Kanz
    Jul 07, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

    A fascinating look at the fear and nostalgia that drove the support of Trump by white Evangelicals. Fea does well to include the history of the Evangelical movement and does so more succinctly, and perhaps more effectively, than Fitzgerald?s volume on American Evangelical history. Th...

    I received ?Believe Me? by John Fea as an advanced reading copy from NetGalley. The thing I love most about this book is that it was written by a self-proclaimed evangelical who also happens to be a historian. I love that John Fea used history to back his claims. I found some parts...

    (From an Advanced Reading Copy) John Fea has accomplished what too few historians can do: he has skillfully combined an overview history of his subject with modern events and commentary. Fea truthfully and importantly recognizes that this book took him "beyond history and into soci...

    This book bills itself as a book about the way evangelicals received Trump, by an evangelical; speaking their language, interpreting from the inside, as it were. It was definitely interesting to hear from someone not outright rejecting the evangelical premise, though little of it was r...

    My Rating -Must Read Level -Short, easy read Summary The subtitle kind of says it all. How did Evangelicals so overwhelmingly support Trump (more than any other candidate in history)? He received 81% of self identified Evangelicals. There are people who dispute the support, ...

    I had seen John Fea's book, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (2018), featured on Eerdman's Facebook and Twitter feeds. I had never heard of him, but there was enough present in those short social media posts to intrigue me. Fea is an evangelical and chair of the history...

  • Jay
    Jun 19, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

  • Daniel
    Jul 06, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

  • Ashley
    Feb 28, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

    A fascinating look at the fear and nostalgia that drove the support of Trump by white Evangelicals. Fea does well to include the history of the Evangelical movement and does so more succinctly, and perhaps more effectively, than Fitzgerald?s volume on American Evangelical history. Th...

    I received ?Believe Me? by John Fea as an advanced reading copy from NetGalley. The thing I love most about this book is that it was written by a self-proclaimed evangelical who also happens to be a historian. I love that John Fea used history to back his claims. I found some parts...

    (From an Advanced Reading Copy) John Fea has accomplished what too few historians can do: he has skillfully combined an overview history of his subject with modern events and commentary. Fea truthfully and importantly recognizes that this book took him "beyond history and into soci...

    This book bills itself as a book about the way evangelicals received Trump, by an evangelical; speaking their language, interpreting from the inside, as it were. It was definitely interesting to hear from someone not outright rejecting the evangelical premise, though little of it was r...

  • Eric Miller
    Apr 10, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

    A fascinating look at the fear and nostalgia that drove the support of Trump by white Evangelicals. Fea does well to include the history of the Evangelical movement and does so more succinctly, and perhaps more effectively, than Fitzgerald?s volume on American Evangelical history. Th...

    I received ?Believe Me? by John Fea as an advanced reading copy from NetGalley. The thing I love most about this book is that it was written by a self-proclaimed evangelical who also happens to be a historian. I love that John Fea used history to back his claims. I found some parts...

    (From an Advanced Reading Copy) John Fea has accomplished what too few historians can do: he has skillfully combined an overview history of his subject with modern events and commentary. Fea truthfully and importantly recognizes that this book took him "beyond history and into soci...

    This book bills itself as a book about the way evangelicals received Trump, by an evangelical; speaking their language, interpreting from the inside, as it were. It was definitely interesting to hear from someone not outright rejecting the evangelical premise, though little of it was r...

    My Rating -Must Read Level -Short, easy read Summary The subtitle kind of says it all. How did Evangelicals so overwhelmingly support Trump (more than any other candidate in history)? He received 81% of self identified Evangelicals. There are people who dispute the support, ...

    I had seen John Fea's book, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (2018), featured on Eerdman's Facebook and Twitter feeds. I had never heard of him, but there was enough present in those short social media posts to intrigue me. Fea is an evangelical and chair of the history...

    A staggering 81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump! How are we to explain this? Fea, an astute historian from Messiah College, identifies an unholy trinity of fear, power and nostalgia as being at the roots of this bizarre voting pattern. As he explains: ?I approach thi...

    As someone who grew up steeped in the conservative political world of the Evangelical Christian movement in the US, I was continually stunned by the ability (and willingness) of Evangelicals to continue to make excuses for the seemingly un-Christian behavior, attitudes, and rhetoric of...

    Short Review: I am probably primed to like this book for reasons outside of the book. I listen to Fea's history podcast, I vote democrat traditionally, so this book is not a critique of my voting or my party and I already have a very shaky relationship with the current cultural/sociolo...

    My earliest clear memory of American politics is of conservative Christians howling ?Character counts! Bill Clinton is not morally qualified to be president and must be impeached!?. Fast forward to 2016 and many of these same voices eagerly led 81% of white Evangelical Christians t...

    Whenever there is a presidential election, inevitably there are books published about the winner. Since 2016, this has not changed. What is significant about Donald Trump's win, however, is the support that he had, and still has, garnered from Evangelical Christians. Many within evange...

    In the struggle to understand how conservative Christian evangelicals, the same men and women who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ, could not only support a morally bankrupt presidential candidate like Donald Trump but overwhelmingly vote him into office, John Fea's Believe Me i...

    I received this ARC from net galley in exchange for an honest review. I thought that this book was a really interesting analysis of the evangelical right and their interest and support for Trump. I thought it was an interesting addition to the literature about the increasing divide h...

    In "Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump" John Fea traces the history of Evangelicalism to attempt to figure out how it was possible for such a large percentage of Evangelical voters to cast their votes for someone like Trump, whose character flaws were disqualifying in any...

    Absolutely, stunningly, surprisingly brilliant. Written by an historian, professor and evangelical christian, this book is excellent. It demonstrates how Trump created wedge politics to leverage white evangelicals to vote for him. The consequences of nostalgia - MAGA - rather than h...

    This was one interesting read. Read it in two sittings. While Trump is a big part of the book, the bigger story is how conservative evangelicals paved the way for someone like him to get there. Fea writes from an American historian?s point of view and goes as far back as Thomas Jeffe...

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    ...

    ...

    Famous words are often uttered by Presidents. For President John F Kennedy, people remember his powerful words "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country." President Jimmy Carter is remembered as a man who fought for peace: "We cannot be both the wo...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Seth
    Jul 13, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

    A fascinating look at the fear and nostalgia that drove the support of Trump by white Evangelicals. Fea does well to include the history of the Evangelical movement and does so more succinctly, and perhaps more effectively, than Fitzgerald?s volume on American Evangelical history. Th...

    I received ?Believe Me? by John Fea as an advanced reading copy from NetGalley. The thing I love most about this book is that it was written by a self-proclaimed evangelical who also happens to be a historian. I love that John Fea used history to back his claims. I found some parts...

    (From an Advanced Reading Copy) John Fea has accomplished what too few historians can do: he has skillfully combined an overview history of his subject with modern events and commentary. Fea truthfully and importantly recognizes that this book took him "beyond history and into soci...

    This book bills itself as a book about the way evangelicals received Trump, by an evangelical; speaking their language, interpreting from the inside, as it were. It was definitely interesting to hear from someone not outright rejecting the evangelical premise, though little of it was r...

    My Rating -Must Read Level -Short, easy read Summary The subtitle kind of says it all. How did Evangelicals so overwhelmingly support Trump (more than any other candidate in history)? He received 81% of self identified Evangelicals. There are people who dispute the support, ...

    I had seen John Fea's book, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (2018), featured on Eerdman's Facebook and Twitter feeds. I had never heard of him, but there was enough present in those short social media posts to intrigue me. Fea is an evangelical and chair of the history...

    A staggering 81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump! How are we to explain this? Fea, an astute historian from Messiah College, identifies an unholy trinity of fear, power and nostalgia as being at the roots of this bizarre voting pattern. As he explains: ?I approach thi...

    As someone who grew up steeped in the conservative political world of the Evangelical Christian movement in the US, I was continually stunned by the ability (and willingness) of Evangelicals to continue to make excuses for the seemingly un-Christian behavior, attitudes, and rhetoric of...

    Short Review: I am probably primed to like this book for reasons outside of the book. I listen to Fea's history podcast, I vote democrat traditionally, so this book is not a critique of my voting or my party and I already have a very shaky relationship with the current cultural/sociolo...

    My earliest clear memory of American politics is of conservative Christians howling ?Character counts! Bill Clinton is not morally qualified to be president and must be impeached!?. Fast forward to 2016 and many of these same voices eagerly led 81% of white Evangelical Christians t...

    Whenever there is a presidential election, inevitably there are books published about the winner. Since 2016, this has not changed. What is significant about Donald Trump's win, however, is the support that he had, and still has, garnered from Evangelical Christians. Many within evange...

    In the struggle to understand how conservative Christian evangelicals, the same men and women who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ, could not only support a morally bankrupt presidential candidate like Donald Trump but overwhelmingly vote him into office, John Fea's Believe Me i...

    I received this ARC from net galley in exchange for an honest review. I thought that this book was a really interesting analysis of the evangelical right and their interest and support for Trump. I thought it was an interesting addition to the literature about the increasing divide h...

    In "Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump" John Fea traces the history of Evangelicalism to attempt to figure out how it was possible for such a large percentage of Evangelical voters to cast their votes for someone like Trump, whose character flaws were disqualifying in any...

    Absolutely, stunningly, surprisingly brilliant. Written by an historian, professor and evangelical christian, this book is excellent. It demonstrates how Trump created wedge politics to leverage white evangelicals to vote for him. The consequences of nostalgia - MAGA - rather than h...

    This was one interesting read. Read it in two sittings. While Trump is a big part of the book, the bigger story is how conservative evangelicals paved the way for someone like him to get there. Fea writes from an American historian?s point of view and goes as far back as Thomas Jeffe...

  • Josh Skinner
    Feb 17, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

  • Eric Manuel
    Jun 28, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

    A fascinating look at the fear and nostalgia that drove the support of Trump by white Evangelicals. Fea does well to include the history of the Evangelical movement and does so more succinctly, and perhaps more effectively, than Fitzgerald?s volume on American Evangelical history. Th...

    I received ?Believe Me? by John Fea as an advanced reading copy from NetGalley. The thing I love most about this book is that it was written by a self-proclaimed evangelical who also happens to be a historian. I love that John Fea used history to back his claims. I found some parts...

    (From an Advanced Reading Copy) John Fea has accomplished what too few historians can do: he has skillfully combined an overview history of his subject with modern events and commentary. Fea truthfully and importantly recognizes that this book took him "beyond history and into soci...

    This book bills itself as a book about the way evangelicals received Trump, by an evangelical; speaking their language, interpreting from the inside, as it were. It was definitely interesting to hear from someone not outright rejecting the evangelical premise, though little of it was r...

    My Rating -Must Read Level -Short, easy read Summary The subtitle kind of says it all. How did Evangelicals so overwhelmingly support Trump (more than any other candidate in history)? He received 81% of self identified Evangelicals. There are people who dispute the support, ...

    I had seen John Fea's book, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (2018), featured on Eerdman's Facebook and Twitter feeds. I had never heard of him, but there was enough present in those short social media posts to intrigue me. Fea is an evangelical and chair of the history...

    A staggering 81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump! How are we to explain this? Fea, an astute historian from Messiah College, identifies an unholy trinity of fear, power and nostalgia as being at the roots of this bizarre voting pattern. As he explains: ?I approach thi...

    As someone who grew up steeped in the conservative political world of the Evangelical Christian movement in the US, I was continually stunned by the ability (and willingness) of Evangelicals to continue to make excuses for the seemingly un-Christian behavior, attitudes, and rhetoric of...

    Short Review: I am probably primed to like this book for reasons outside of the book. I listen to Fea's history podcast, I vote democrat traditionally, so this book is not a critique of my voting or my party and I already have a very shaky relationship with the current cultural/sociolo...

    My earliest clear memory of American politics is of conservative Christians howling ?Character counts! Bill Clinton is not morally qualified to be president and must be impeached!?. Fast forward to 2016 and many of these same voices eagerly led 81% of white Evangelical Christians t...

    Whenever there is a presidential election, inevitably there are books published about the winner. Since 2016, this has not changed. What is significant about Donald Trump's win, however, is the support that he had, and still has, garnered from Evangelical Christians. Many within evange...

  • Samuel P.
    Jun 29, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

    A fascinating look at the fear and nostalgia that drove the support of Trump by white Evangelicals. Fea does well to include the history of the Evangelical movement and does so more succinctly, and perhaps more effectively, than Fitzgerald?s volume on American Evangelical history. Th...

    I received ?Believe Me? by John Fea as an advanced reading copy from NetGalley. The thing I love most about this book is that it was written by a self-proclaimed evangelical who also happens to be a historian. I love that John Fea used history to back his claims. I found some parts...

    (From an Advanced Reading Copy) John Fea has accomplished what too few historians can do: he has skillfully combined an overview history of his subject with modern events and commentary. Fea truthfully and importantly recognizes that this book took him "beyond history and into soci...

    This book bills itself as a book about the way evangelicals received Trump, by an evangelical; speaking their language, interpreting from the inside, as it were. It was definitely interesting to hear from someone not outright rejecting the evangelical premise, though little of it was r...

    My Rating -Must Read Level -Short, easy read Summary The subtitle kind of says it all. How did Evangelicals so overwhelmingly support Trump (more than any other candidate in history)? He received 81% of self identified Evangelicals. There are people who dispute the support, ...

    I had seen John Fea's book, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (2018), featured on Eerdman's Facebook and Twitter feeds. I had never heard of him, but there was enough present in those short social media posts to intrigue me. Fea is an evangelical and chair of the history...

    A staggering 81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump! How are we to explain this? Fea, an astute historian from Messiah College, identifies an unholy trinity of fear, power and nostalgia as being at the roots of this bizarre voting pattern. As he explains: ?I approach thi...

    As someone who grew up steeped in the conservative political world of the Evangelical Christian movement in the US, I was continually stunned by the ability (and willingness) of Evangelicals to continue to make excuses for the seemingly un-Christian behavior, attitudes, and rhetoric of...

  • Ben Vance
    Jul 11, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

    A fascinating look at the fear and nostalgia that drove the support of Trump by white Evangelicals. Fea does well to include the history of the Evangelical movement and does so more succinctly, and perhaps more effectively, than Fitzgerald?s volume on American Evangelical history. Th...

    I received ?Believe Me? by John Fea as an advanced reading copy from NetGalley. The thing I love most about this book is that it was written by a self-proclaimed evangelical who also happens to be a historian. I love that John Fea used history to back his claims. I found some parts...

    (From an Advanced Reading Copy) John Fea has accomplished what too few historians can do: he has skillfully combined an overview history of his subject with modern events and commentary. Fea truthfully and importantly recognizes that this book took him "beyond history and into soci...

    This book bills itself as a book about the way evangelicals received Trump, by an evangelical; speaking their language, interpreting from the inside, as it were. It was definitely interesting to hear from someone not outright rejecting the evangelical premise, though little of it was r...

    My Rating -Must Read Level -Short, easy read Summary The subtitle kind of says it all. How did Evangelicals so overwhelmingly support Trump (more than any other candidate in history)? He received 81% of self identified Evangelicals. There are people who dispute the support, ...

    I had seen John Fea's book, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (2018), featured on Eerdman's Facebook and Twitter feeds. I had never heard of him, but there was enough present in those short social media posts to intrigue me. Fea is an evangelical and chair of the history...

    A staggering 81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump! How are we to explain this? Fea, an astute historian from Messiah College, identifies an unholy trinity of fear, power and nostalgia as being at the roots of this bizarre voting pattern. As he explains: ?I approach thi...

    As someone who grew up steeped in the conservative political world of the Evangelical Christian movement in the US, I was continually stunned by the ability (and willingness) of Evangelicals to continue to make excuses for the seemingly un-Christian behavior, attitudes, and rhetoric of...

    Short Review: I am probably primed to like this book for reasons outside of the book. I listen to Fea's history podcast, I vote democrat traditionally, so this book is not a critique of my voting or my party and I already have a very shaky relationship with the current cultural/sociolo...

    My earliest clear memory of American politics is of conservative Christians howling ?Character counts! Bill Clinton is not morally qualified to be president and must be impeached!?. Fast forward to 2016 and many of these same voices eagerly led 81% of white Evangelical Christians t...

    Whenever there is a presidential election, inevitably there are books published about the winner. Since 2016, this has not changed. What is significant about Donald Trump's win, however, is the support that he had, and still has, garnered from Evangelical Christians. Many within evange...

    In the struggle to understand how conservative Christian evangelicals, the same men and women who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ, could not only support a morally bankrupt presidential candidate like Donald Trump but overwhelmingly vote him into office, John Fea's Believe Me i...

    I received this ARC from net galley in exchange for an honest review. I thought that this book was a really interesting analysis of the evangelical right and their interest and support for Trump. I thought it was an interesting addition to the literature about the increasing divide h...

    In "Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump" John Fea traces the history of Evangelicalism to attempt to figure out how it was possible for such a large percentage of Evangelical voters to cast their votes for someone like Trump, whose character flaws were disqualifying in any...

    Absolutely, stunningly, surprisingly brilliant. Written by an historian, professor and evangelical christian, this book is excellent. It demonstrates how Trump created wedge politics to leverage white evangelicals to vote for him. The consequences of nostalgia - MAGA - rather than h...

    This was one interesting read. Read it in two sittings. While Trump is a big part of the book, the bigger story is how conservative evangelicals paved the way for someone like him to get there. Fea writes from an American historian?s point of view and goes as far back as Thomas Jeffe...

    ...

  • Sandra Reyes
    Jun 12, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

    A fascinating look at the fear and nostalgia that drove the support of Trump by white Evangelicals. Fea does well to include the history of the Evangelical movement and does so more succinctly, and perhaps more effectively, than Fitzgerald?s volume on American Evangelical history. Th...

    I received ?Believe Me? by John Fea as an advanced reading copy from NetGalley. The thing I love most about this book is that it was written by a self-proclaimed evangelical who also happens to be a historian. I love that John Fea used history to back his claims. I found some parts...

  • Katie
    Jul 10, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

    A fascinating look at the fear and nostalgia that drove the support of Trump by white Evangelicals. Fea does well to include the history of the Evangelical movement and does so more succinctly, and perhaps more effectively, than Fitzgerald?s volume on American Evangelical history. Th...

    I received ?Believe Me? by John Fea as an advanced reading copy from NetGalley. The thing I love most about this book is that it was written by a self-proclaimed evangelical who also happens to be a historian. I love that John Fea used history to back his claims. I found some parts...

    (From an Advanced Reading Copy) John Fea has accomplished what too few historians can do: he has skillfully combined an overview history of his subject with modern events and commentary. Fea truthfully and importantly recognizes that this book took him "beyond history and into soci...

    This book bills itself as a book about the way evangelicals received Trump, by an evangelical; speaking their language, interpreting from the inside, as it were. It was definitely interesting to hear from someone not outright rejecting the evangelical premise, though little of it was r...

    My Rating -Must Read Level -Short, easy read Summary The subtitle kind of says it all. How did Evangelicals so overwhelmingly support Trump (more than any other candidate in history)? He received 81% of self identified Evangelicals. There are people who dispute the support, ...

    I had seen John Fea's book, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (2018), featured on Eerdman's Facebook and Twitter feeds. I had never heard of him, but there was enough present in those short social media posts to intrigue me. Fea is an evangelical and chair of the history...

    A staggering 81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump! How are we to explain this? Fea, an astute historian from Messiah College, identifies an unholy trinity of fear, power and nostalgia as being at the roots of this bizarre voting pattern. As he explains: ?I approach thi...

    As someone who grew up steeped in the conservative political world of the Evangelical Christian movement in the US, I was continually stunned by the ability (and willingness) of Evangelicals to continue to make excuses for the seemingly un-Christian behavior, attitudes, and rhetoric of...

    Short Review: I am probably primed to like this book for reasons outside of the book. I listen to Fea's history podcast, I vote democrat traditionally, so this book is not a critique of my voting or my party and I already have a very shaky relationship with the current cultural/sociolo...

    My earliest clear memory of American politics is of conservative Christians howling ?Character counts! Bill Clinton is not morally qualified to be president and must be impeached!?. Fast forward to 2016 and many of these same voices eagerly led 81% of white Evangelical Christians t...

    Whenever there is a presidential election, inevitably there are books published about the winner. Since 2016, this has not changed. What is significant about Donald Trump's win, however, is the support that he had, and still has, garnered from Evangelical Christians. Many within evange...

    In the struggle to understand how conservative Christian evangelicals, the same men and women who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ, could not only support a morally bankrupt presidential candidate like Donald Trump but overwhelmingly vote him into office, John Fea's Believe Me i...

    I received this ARC from net galley in exchange for an honest review. I thought that this book was a really interesting analysis of the evangelical right and their interest and support for Trump. I thought it was an interesting addition to the literature about the increasing divide h...

    In "Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump" John Fea traces the history of Evangelicalism to attempt to figure out how it was possible for such a large percentage of Evangelical voters to cast their votes for someone like Trump, whose character flaws were disqualifying in any...

    Absolutely, stunningly, surprisingly brilliant. Written by an historian, professor and evangelical christian, this book is excellent. It demonstrates how Trump created wedge politics to leverage white evangelicals to vote for him. The consequences of nostalgia - MAGA - rather than h...

    This was one interesting read. Read it in two sittings. While Trump is a big part of the book, the bigger story is how conservative evangelicals paved the way for someone like him to get there. Fea writes from an American historian?s point of view and goes as far back as Thomas Jeffe...

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    ...

    ...

  • Joel Mitchell
    Apr 22, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

    A fascinating look at the fear and nostalgia that drove the support of Trump by white Evangelicals. Fea does well to include the history of the Evangelical movement and does so more succinctly, and perhaps more effectively, than Fitzgerald?s volume on American Evangelical history. Th...

    I received ?Believe Me? by John Fea as an advanced reading copy from NetGalley. The thing I love most about this book is that it was written by a self-proclaimed evangelical who also happens to be a historian. I love that John Fea used history to back his claims. I found some parts...

    (From an Advanced Reading Copy) John Fea has accomplished what too few historians can do: he has skillfully combined an overview history of his subject with modern events and commentary. Fea truthfully and importantly recognizes that this book took him "beyond history and into soci...

    This book bills itself as a book about the way evangelicals received Trump, by an evangelical; speaking their language, interpreting from the inside, as it were. It was definitely interesting to hear from someone not outright rejecting the evangelical premise, though little of it was r...

    My Rating -Must Read Level -Short, easy read Summary The subtitle kind of says it all. How did Evangelicals so overwhelmingly support Trump (more than any other candidate in history)? He received 81% of self identified Evangelicals. There are people who dispute the support, ...

    I had seen John Fea's book, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (2018), featured on Eerdman's Facebook and Twitter feeds. I had never heard of him, but there was enough present in those short social media posts to intrigue me. Fea is an evangelical and chair of the history...

    A staggering 81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump! How are we to explain this? Fea, an astute historian from Messiah College, identifies an unholy trinity of fear, power and nostalgia as being at the roots of this bizarre voting pattern. As he explains: ?I approach thi...

    As someone who grew up steeped in the conservative political world of the Evangelical Christian movement in the US, I was continually stunned by the ability (and willingness) of Evangelicals to continue to make excuses for the seemingly un-Christian behavior, attitudes, and rhetoric of...

    Short Review: I am probably primed to like this book for reasons outside of the book. I listen to Fea's history podcast, I vote democrat traditionally, so this book is not a critique of my voting or my party and I already have a very shaky relationship with the current cultural/sociolo...

    My earliest clear memory of American politics is of conservative Christians howling ?Character counts! Bill Clinton is not morally qualified to be president and must be impeached!?. Fast forward to 2016 and many of these same voices eagerly led 81% of white Evangelical Christians t...

  • J.K. Turner
    Jun 27, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

    A fascinating look at the fear and nostalgia that drove the support of Trump by white Evangelicals. Fea does well to include the history of the Evangelical movement and does so more succinctly, and perhaps more effectively, than Fitzgerald?s volume on American Evangelical history. Th...

    I received ?Believe Me? by John Fea as an advanced reading copy from NetGalley. The thing I love most about this book is that it was written by a self-proclaimed evangelical who also happens to be a historian. I love that John Fea used history to back his claims. I found some parts...

    (From an Advanced Reading Copy) John Fea has accomplished what too few historians can do: he has skillfully combined an overview history of his subject with modern events and commentary. Fea truthfully and importantly recognizes that this book took him "beyond history and into soci...

    This book bills itself as a book about the way evangelicals received Trump, by an evangelical; speaking their language, interpreting from the inside, as it were. It was definitely interesting to hear from someone not outright rejecting the evangelical premise, though little of it was r...

    My Rating -Must Read Level -Short, easy read Summary The subtitle kind of says it all. How did Evangelicals so overwhelmingly support Trump (more than any other candidate in history)? He received 81% of self identified Evangelicals. There are people who dispute the support, ...

  • Jared Deame
    Jun 15, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

    A fascinating look at the fear and nostalgia that drove the support of Trump by white Evangelicals. Fea does well to include the history of the Evangelical movement and does so more succinctly, and perhaps more effectively, than Fitzgerald?s volume on American Evangelical history. Th...

  • Justin DaMetz
    Jun 14, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

    A fascinating look at the fear and nostalgia that drove the support of Trump by white Evangelicals. Fea does well to include the history of the Evangelical movement and does so more succinctly, and perhaps more effectively, than Fitzgerald?s volume on American Evangelical history. Th...

    I received ?Believe Me? by John Fea as an advanced reading copy from NetGalley. The thing I love most about this book is that it was written by a self-proclaimed evangelical who also happens to be a historian. I love that John Fea used history to back his claims. I found some parts...

    (From an Advanced Reading Copy) John Fea has accomplished what too few historians can do: he has skillfully combined an overview history of his subject with modern events and commentary. Fea truthfully and importantly recognizes that this book took him "beyond history and into soci...

    This book bills itself as a book about the way evangelicals received Trump, by an evangelical; speaking their language, interpreting from the inside, as it were. It was definitely interesting to hear from someone not outright rejecting the evangelical premise, though little of it was r...

    My Rating -Must Read Level -Short, easy read Summary The subtitle kind of says it all. How did Evangelicals so overwhelmingly support Trump (more than any other candidate in history)? He received 81% of self identified Evangelicals. There are people who dispute the support, ...

    I had seen John Fea's book, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (2018), featured on Eerdman's Facebook and Twitter feeds. I had never heard of him, but there was enough present in those short social media posts to intrigue me. Fea is an evangelical and chair of the history...

    A staggering 81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump! How are we to explain this? Fea, an astute historian from Messiah College, identifies an unholy trinity of fear, power and nostalgia as being at the roots of this bizarre voting pattern. As he explains: ?I approach thi...

    As someone who grew up steeped in the conservative political world of the Evangelical Christian movement in the US, I was continually stunned by the ability (and willingness) of Evangelicals to continue to make excuses for the seemingly un-Christian behavior, attitudes, and rhetoric of...

    Short Review: I am probably primed to like this book for reasons outside of the book. I listen to Fea's history podcast, I vote democrat traditionally, so this book is not a critique of my voting or my party and I already have a very shaky relationship with the current cultural/sociolo...

    My earliest clear memory of American politics is of conservative Christians howling ?Character counts! Bill Clinton is not morally qualified to be president and must be impeached!?. Fast forward to 2016 and many of these same voices eagerly led 81% of white Evangelical Christians t...

    Whenever there is a presidential election, inevitably there are books published about the winner. Since 2016, this has not changed. What is significant about Donald Trump's win, however, is the support that he had, and still has, garnered from Evangelical Christians. Many within evange...

    In the struggle to understand how conservative Christian evangelicals, the same men and women who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ, could not only support a morally bankrupt presidential candidate like Donald Trump but overwhelmingly vote him into office, John Fea's Believe Me i...

    I received this ARC from net galley in exchange for an honest review. I thought that this book was a really interesting analysis of the evangelical right and their interest and support for Trump. I thought it was an interesting addition to the literature about the increasing divide h...

    In "Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump" John Fea traces the history of Evangelicalism to attempt to figure out how it was possible for such a large percentage of Evangelical voters to cast their votes for someone like Trump, whose character flaws were disqualifying in any...

    Absolutely, stunningly, surprisingly brilliant. Written by an historian, professor and evangelical christian, this book is excellent. It demonstrates how Trump created wedge politics to leverage white evangelicals to vote for him. The consequences of nostalgia - MAGA - rather than h...

    This was one interesting read. Read it in two sittings. While Trump is a big part of the book, the bigger story is how conservative evangelicals paved the way for someone like him to get there. Fea writes from an American historian?s point of view and goes as far back as Thomas Jeffe...

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  • Shereen Lee
    Mar 01, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

  • S McDonald
    Jul 04, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

    A fascinating look at the fear and nostalgia that drove the support of Trump by white Evangelicals. Fea does well to include the history of the Evangelical movement and does so more succinctly, and perhaps more effectively, than Fitzgerald?s volume on American Evangelical history. Th...

    I received ?Believe Me? by John Fea as an advanced reading copy from NetGalley. The thing I love most about this book is that it was written by a self-proclaimed evangelical who also happens to be a historian. I love that John Fea used history to back his claims. I found some parts...

    (From an Advanced Reading Copy) John Fea has accomplished what too few historians can do: he has skillfully combined an overview history of his subject with modern events and commentary. Fea truthfully and importantly recognizes that this book took him "beyond history and into soci...

    This book bills itself as a book about the way evangelicals received Trump, by an evangelical; speaking their language, interpreting from the inside, as it were. It was definitely interesting to hear from someone not outright rejecting the evangelical premise, though little of it was r...

    My Rating -Must Read Level -Short, easy read Summary The subtitle kind of says it all. How did Evangelicals so overwhelmingly support Trump (more than any other candidate in history)? He received 81% of self identified Evangelicals. There are people who dispute the support, ...

    I had seen John Fea's book, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (2018), featured on Eerdman's Facebook and Twitter feeds. I had never heard of him, but there was enough present in those short social media posts to intrigue me. Fea is an evangelical and chair of the history...

    A staggering 81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump! How are we to explain this? Fea, an astute historian from Messiah College, identifies an unholy trinity of fear, power and nostalgia as being at the roots of this bizarre voting pattern. As he explains: ?I approach thi...

    As someone who grew up steeped in the conservative political world of the Evangelical Christian movement in the US, I was continually stunned by the ability (and willingness) of Evangelicals to continue to make excuses for the seemingly un-Christian behavior, attitudes, and rhetoric of...

    Short Review: I am probably primed to like this book for reasons outside of the book. I listen to Fea's history podcast, I vote democrat traditionally, so this book is not a critique of my voting or my party and I already have a very shaky relationship with the current cultural/sociolo...

    My earliest clear memory of American politics is of conservative Christians howling ?Character counts! Bill Clinton is not morally qualified to be president and must be impeached!?. Fast forward to 2016 and many of these same voices eagerly led 81% of white Evangelical Christians t...

    Whenever there is a presidential election, inevitably there are books published about the winner. Since 2016, this has not changed. What is significant about Donald Trump's win, however, is the support that he had, and still has, garnered from Evangelical Christians. Many within evange...

    In the struggle to understand how conservative Christian evangelicals, the same men and women who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ, could not only support a morally bankrupt presidential candidate like Donald Trump but overwhelmingly vote him into office, John Fea's Believe Me i...

    I received this ARC from net galley in exchange for an honest review. I thought that this book was a really interesting analysis of the evangelical right and their interest and support for Trump. I thought it was an interesting addition to the literature about the increasing divide h...

    In "Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump" John Fea traces the history of Evangelicalism to attempt to figure out how it was possible for such a large percentage of Evangelical voters to cast their votes for someone like Trump, whose character flaws were disqualifying in any...

    Absolutely, stunningly, surprisingly brilliant. Written by an historian, professor and evangelical christian, this book is excellent. It demonstrates how Trump created wedge politics to leverage white evangelicals to vote for him. The consequences of nostalgia - MAGA - rather than h...

    This was one interesting read. Read it in two sittings. While Trump is a big part of the book, the bigger story is how conservative evangelicals paved the way for someone like him to get there. Fea writes from an American historian?s point of view and goes as far back as Thomas Jeffe...

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  • Johanna
    Jul 02, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

  • Ăm Ír
    Jul 13, 2018

    I am not sure what surprised me more during the 2016 presidential campaign: Donald Trump?s electoral college victory or the overwhelming and unqualified support he received from so many self-professed Evangelicals. I did not understand how a person possessing as blatantly a disreput...

    An interesting take on evangelical Christian culture in the U.S., this was a book that presented questions, answers, and yet more questions about the past and future of American religious and political identity. Fea's perspective as an anti-Trump evangelical provides a nuanced analysis...

    On November 8, 2016, Donald J. Trump won the American presidency. The next day, I heard someone singing. I recognized the tune as the late 19th Century hymn ?Jesus Saves?, but the words sounded off. What should have been ?We have heard the joyful sound / Jesus Saves! Jesus Saves!...

    Beginning with the obligatory notice that I?m friends with and work with the author, I will say I found John?s historical analysis of fear at the root of much evangelical politics to be compelling and useful. Although he doesn?t go there, for those of us who either grew up in or ...

    This was a book I was looking forward to for months. I follow John Fea on Twitter and read his blog. His perspective as an evangelical AND historian is one that gives me hope as an evangelical who is tempted to chuck the term "evangelical" altogether. Fea gives a very fast sketch o...

    In John Fea?s new book Believe Me, he argues that the issues of fear, power, and nostalgia have been present throughout the history of white evangelicals in America and thus have contributed to the rise of Donald Trump as president. I first became acquainted with Dr. Fea?s work whi...

    A fascinating look at the fear and nostalgia that drove the support of Trump by white Evangelicals. Fea does well to include the history of the Evangelical movement and does so more succinctly, and perhaps more effectively, than Fitzgerald?s volume on American Evangelical history. Th...

    I received ?Believe Me? by John Fea as an advanced reading copy from NetGalley. The thing I love most about this book is that it was written by a self-proclaimed evangelical who also happens to be a historian. I love that John Fea used history to back his claims. I found some parts...

    (From an Advanced Reading Copy) John Fea has accomplished what too few historians can do: he has skillfully combined an overview history of his subject with modern events and commentary. Fea truthfully and importantly recognizes that this book took him "beyond history and into soci...

    This book bills itself as a book about the way evangelicals received Trump, by an evangelical; speaking their language, interpreting from the inside, as it were. It was definitely interesting to hear from someone not outright rejecting the evangelical premise, though little of it was r...

    My Rating -Must Read Level -Short, easy read Summary The subtitle kind of says it all. How did Evangelicals so overwhelmingly support Trump (more than any other candidate in history)? He received 81% of self identified Evangelicals. There are people who dispute the support, ...

    I had seen John Fea's book, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (2018), featured on Eerdman's Facebook and Twitter feeds. I had never heard of him, but there was enough present in those short social media posts to intrigue me. Fea is an evangelical and chair of the history...

    A staggering 81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump! How are we to explain this? Fea, an astute historian from Messiah College, identifies an unholy trinity of fear, power and nostalgia as being at the roots of this bizarre voting pattern. As he explains: ?I approach thi...

    As someone who grew up steeped in the conservative political world of the Evangelical Christian movement in the US, I was continually stunned by the ability (and willingness) of Evangelicals to continue to make excuses for the seemingly un-Christian behavior, attitudes, and rhetoric of...

    Short Review: I am probably primed to like this book for reasons outside of the book. I listen to Fea's history podcast, I vote democrat traditionally, so this book is not a critique of my voting or my party and I already have a very shaky relationship with the current cultural/sociolo...

    My earliest clear memory of American politics is of conservative Christians howling ?Character counts! Bill Clinton is not morally qualified to be president and must be impeached!?. Fast forward to 2016 and many of these same voices eagerly led 81% of white Evangelical Christians t...

    Whenever there is a presidential election, inevitably there are books published about the winner. Since 2016, this has not changed. What is significant about Donald Trump's win, however, is the support that he had, and still has, garnered from Evangelical Christians. Many within evange...

    In the struggle to understand how conservative Christian evangelicals, the same men and women who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ, could not only support a morally bankrupt presidential candidate like Donald Trump but overwhelmingly vote him into office, John Fea's Believe Me i...

    I received this ARC from net galley in exchange for an honest review. I thought that this book was a really interesting analysis of the evangelical right and their interest and support for Trump. I thought it was an interesting addition to the literature about the increasing divide h...

    In "Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump" John Fea traces the history of Evangelicalism to attempt to figure out how it was possible for such a large percentage of Evangelical voters to cast their votes for someone like Trump, whose character flaws were disqualifying in any...

    Absolutely, stunningly, surprisingly brilliant. Written by an historian, professor and evangelical christian, this book is excellent. It demonstrates how Trump created wedge politics to leverage white evangelicals to vote for him. The consequences of nostalgia - MAGA - rather than h...

    This was one interesting read. Read it in two sittings. While Trump is a big part of the book, the bigger story is how conservative evangelicals paved the way for someone like him to get there. Fea writes from an American historian?s point of view and goes as far back as Thomas Jeffe...

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    Famous words are often uttered by Presidents. For President John F Kennedy, people remember his powerful words "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country." President Jimmy Carter is remembered as a man who fought for peace: "We cannot be both the wo...

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