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Book Review: Tea Party Culture War by Stephen Johnston
About the book
America stands at a crossroads: culturally, economically, and politically. Enter The Tea Party Movement, whose focus is primarily fiscal conservatism, government accountability, and reduced taxation.
Currently, America suffers from a clash of worldviews, but the issue is much deeper than politics; it is ultimately a spiritual battle between good and evil. For the sake of generations to come, we need to win this war. We need to take action to defend our beliefs. We need to take the right road.
About the author
A long-time resident of California, author and economist, Steve Johnston, B.S., J.D., earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Western State University of Law and a Theological degree from Calvary Chapel School of Ministry. Mr. Johnston has over 20 years experience in prison ministry and Bible teaching and has served as a chaplain in Orange County and Los Angeles jails as well as Pelican Bay, a California maximum security prison.
Mr. Johnston describes his book, The Tea Party Culture War (WinePress, 2011) as a systematic manifesto of the Tea Party Movement. Mr. Johnston and his wife of 38 years divide their time between homes in Palm Desert, California and Brookings, Oregon. They have one adult daughter and one granddaughter.
Review and Impressions
Tea Party Culture War is a profound exposition about our forefathers’ religious and political morays within the United States of America . In the beginning chapters, the author supports his views with an overview of quotes and documentation. This can be cumbersome for certain readers but this information is needed if one is expected to comprehend the material that follows.
The author equates various politico and religious ideologies in a fair and balanced state with a leaning towards evangelical Christianity. If the reader already has adequate knowledge of the Holy Bible, the entire book can be understood more readily.
The author references the founding fathers of the USA as Christian oriented and of reputable character. Thomas Jefferson was known to have fathered a child with one of his female slaves so caution must be used when reading this particular section of the book.
The people of the United States of America need to be prudent in regards to politics and morals as defined by the Tea Party’s so ascribed tenets. If we as a country do not return to the democracy and religious principles that our forefathers established and utilized, we as a nation are headed for complete and utter failure.
Overall, I would recommend this book as a great overview of our nation’s history—-both politically and religiously. The author’s meticulous documentation is definitely an asset to his point of view.
3 stars out of 5
Where to buy the book
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