Book Review: Believe Me

Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald TrumpBelieve Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump by John Fea

At the time of this writing one of the more popular books on the Trump administration is yet to be published: Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward. From what I’ve heard and read about Fear, it describes the current state of affairs in the White House. It describes where we are now. Believe Me by John Fea describes how we got here: how Donald Trump was able to convince millions of evangelical Christians to vote for him.

Believe Me is well written and well documented, with extensive endnotes and an index. It will take a competent reader only a couple of hours to read, although it would also be worth the time to investigate some of the references as well. It should be read critically and thoughtfully.

There is little in the way of prescription. Many of us who call ourselves evangelicals and who did not vote for Donald Trump are eager for help in understanding where we go from here. John Fea does not provide much help, but that’s not a bad thing. He provides enough references for readers to find some of those answers themselves.

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