Friday, July 07, 2006

"Kingdom Coming" by Michelle Goldberg

Just finished reading this book . . . It is a wake up call to citizens on both sides of the 49th Parallel as to how radical thought can pervade society.

Most of us are well aware of the evangelical christian influence on the current political scene. The extent of policy-making power that has been achieved may, however, surprise you. People and programs already in place in our government - and funded by our tax dollars - are intent on determining the future course of all aspects of society.

The author does an excellent job of chronicling the rise of and current levels of government involvement by the christian nationalists . . . . A good read and highly recommended to both believers and nonbelievers as a wake up call to rational thought.

The following review is from Amazon.com and is a good synopsis of the book:

Make no mistake about it, there are millions of passionate conservative Christians intent on taking over America and Goldberg does a darn good job explaining exactly how they plan to do it. Mobilize the Churches, home school the kids, create Think Tanks, buy media, own publishing companies, find Evangelical Colleges, takeover local government, obsess about abortion and gay marriage. This isn't a book about political theory--this is book about on-the-ground tactics. Goldberg has done her homework--attended the conferences, toured the campuses, interviewed dozens of Christian nationalists. But don't expect a cool nuanced presentation, Goldberg is mighty offended and plenty worried and not the least bit afraid to let it show.


Reviewer: TLynnW (Venice, CA USA)

5 comments:

USA-needs-new-leader said...

Quite interesting information, and supports the fact that there are things going on behind the scenes and in front of our faces that will affect our destiny if not stopped by someone.

West End Bound said...

amen!! (pardon the expression, please)

MSEH said...

thanks for the tip! and greetings from saint louis!

gito said...

it looks like super interesting book to read! Last interesting book I read was "Dress your family in Denim and Corduroy" by Davis Sedaris... I wish i could get my hands on this book you mentioned, as I used to assist to an evangelical church when I was younger. Many questions I had back then, are now answered but not by the meaning of religion, merely by love, time and life it self...

West End Bound said...

Passed the book on to a good friend and she had to put it down as it made her so angry . . . . Good to get the blood boiling!