A new book by Stephen Mansfield has just been published entitled The Faith Of Barack Obama. I guess the title pretty much says it all, and I don’t need to tell you what it is about. My review copy should be arriving in a few days, and I will post a full review at that time. Oh, and by the way, the introduction is by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
A work like this is extremely important right now, and not just because of the upcoming election itself. It is important because it is time for the liberals to take back some of the religious momentum from the conservatives and really start talking about religion, faith, and matters of the spirit. For too long the Democrats and other liberal parties have not even raised a voice as the Republicans and religious conservatives controlled the religious discussion and made it appear as if they were the only ones in the pews. Barack Obama has made his faith and values a center point of his campaign and is forcing, in a good way I believe, the liberal left to confront the Republicans in what they feel is their strong hold. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of The Faith Of Barack Obama so I can get a better idea of where Senator Obama stands in this all important struggle.
Until then, the publisher was kind enough to send me the first 48 pages in pdf format and allow me to post them here. Please take a look, give it a read, and let me know what you think. And, as I said, as soon as I get the book I will be posting a full review.