About the book: Members of Congress reflect on their deep faith and how it guides them as politicians and legislators in leadership, voting, and responding to our nation's crises.
The book was compiled by Representative Virginia Foxx, who personally asked congressional colleagues who are devout in their Christian faith, representatives who are in a Bible study group with her, and colleagues she knows on a personal level to each contribute an essay.
Essays by current and former Members of Congress:
House Chaplain Daniel P. Coughlin
J. Randy Forbes
My review: I was really interested in reading this book in light of the election that just finished up. I was amazed at just how much I enjoyed reading it and I really was impressed with the viewpoints of the different people's essays. There are tons of different backgrounds represented in this book, there are people from California and people from pretty much nowhere rural Tennessee. But each of these people have a few things in common: they believe in God, they believe in scripture study, they believe in prayer, they believe they can make a difference by serving in the House of Representatives.
I was really amazed at the number of people that mentioned that they felt that they were almost "called" by Heavenly Father to run for the office that they either hold or held. Such amazing people with amazing stories! I loved this book!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Virginia Foxx is the U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 5th congressional district. She is a Republican and was elected Secretary of the House Republican Conference in 2012.
Labels: Deseret Book, nonfiction, Virginia Foxx