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It is one of our favorite questions: Is God a Republican or a Democrat? “Many, if not most, Christians begin with the wrong question of who they should vote for rather than the more important question of how they should vote. Asking the correct question is fundamental to knowing how to arrive at the correct answer.” Scriptural principles exist for both our personal and our p It is one of our favorite questions: Is God a Republican or a Democrat? “Many, if not most, Christians begin with the wrong question of who they should vote for rather than the more important question of how they should vote. Asking the correct question is fundamental to knowing how to arrive at the correct answer.” Scriptural principles exist for both our personal and our political quandaries. We should be willing to dig deep to find them and move away from voting based on tradition or mere preferences. Dr. Tony Evans takes on foundational questions of a Christian approach to politics, like: What does the Bible say about the role and responsibilities of government? How can we be salt and light when our political systems fail us? Should we submit to candidates we didn’t vote for? What if we don’t know whom to choose, or worse—what if there is no good choice? Evans won’t pressure you to check this box or that, but he will equip you with solid biblical principles that will challenge you to vote with a “kingdom perspective”—informed, compassionate, and aware of Who is really in charge.


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It is one of our favorite questions: Is God a Republican or a Democrat? “Many, if not most, Christians begin with the wrong question of who they should vote for rather than the more important question of how they should vote. Asking the correct question is fundamental to knowing how to arrive at the correct answer.” Scriptural principles exist for both our personal and our p It is one of our favorite questions: Is God a Republican or a Democrat? “Many, if not most, Christians begin with the wrong question of who they should vote for rather than the more important question of how they should vote. Asking the correct question is fundamental to knowing how to arrive at the correct answer.” Scriptural principles exist for both our personal and our political quandaries. We should be willing to dig deep to find them and move away from voting based on tradition or mere preferences. Dr. Tony Evans takes on foundational questions of a Christian approach to politics, like: What does the Bible say about the role and responsibilities of government? How can we be salt and light when our political systems fail us? Should we submit to candidates we didn’t vote for? What if we don’t know whom to choose, or worse—what if there is no good choice? Evans won’t pressure you to check this box or that, but he will equip you with solid biblical principles that will challenge you to vote with a “kingdom perspective”—informed, compassionate, and aware of Who is really in charge.

30 review for How Should Christians Vote?

  1. 4 out of 5

    John Gardner

    Is God a Democrat, or a Republican? It's a popular question, but if you're looking for a book that will place God on one side of the political aisle, this isn't it. As the book rightly states, Jesus didn't come to earth to take sides in our political squabbles (though I think John MacArthur's recent thoughts on the Democratic Party platform are absolutely correct), but to inaugurate the Kingdom of God. Instead, Dr. Evans provides principles which should guide the voting of Christians. The book Is God a Democrat, or a Republican? It's a popular question, but if you're looking for a book that will place God on one side of the political aisle, this isn't it. As the book rightly states, Jesus didn't come to earth to take sides in our political squabbles (though I think John MacArthur's recent thoughts on the Democratic Party platform are absolutely correct), but to inaugurate the Kingdom of God. Instead, Dr. Evans provides principles which should guide the voting of Christians. The book's title is a very different question from "for whom should Christians vote?" You'll find no endorsement of any candidate or political party here, but rather an endorsement of the Bible as the all-sufficient source of wisdom for the Christian's involvement in the affairs of this world. Christianity is an others-focused religion, which means that Christianity is inherently political. Our vote is one of the primary ways in which we participate in the community, and so we must take care to exercise it properly. But we must also remember when we do so that, like Paul, we are dual citizens, belonging to both an earthly and a heavenly city ( Acts 22:27 ;  Philippians 3:20 ). While Evans packs many helpful principles for voting into a very small book (the print version is fewer than 100 pages), the section I found most personally beneficial was his description of the role and purpose of government. While we tend to think of "government" taking place only on the level of the "State", there are actually many types of government, including self-government, family government, and church government. The Bible delegates authority to each of these governing agencies in different ways which complement, but do not interfere with, one another. Dr. Evans writes that the government which governs best is that which allows each of the other forms of government to operate freely within the role of properly delegated authority which has been given to it. Though he doesn't use the term, what he is describing is basically Abraham Kuyper's concept of "Sphere Sovereignty", something which I wholeheartedly affirm.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Alexis Neal

    Pastor Tony Evans tackles the timely question: How should Christians vote? I confess I don't know much about Evans--I know he travels in Evangelical circles (and is a chaplain for Dallas's NFL and NBA teams), but as far as I know he is neither a renowned expositor of Scripture nor a student of political theory or philosophy, so it's not terribly surprising that his answer to this question lacks nuance. Not that he's all wrong. His main point is also his strongest--namely, that Christians should b Pastor Tony Evans tackles the timely question: How should Christians vote? I confess I don't know much about Evans--I know he travels in Evangelical circles (and is a chaplain for Dallas's NFL and NBA teams), but as far as I know he is neither a renowned expositor of Scripture nor a student of political theory or philosophy, so it's not terribly surprising that his answer to this question lacks nuance. Not that he's all wrong. His main point is also his strongest--namely, that Christians should be less concerned with loyalty to any particular party and more concerned with loyalty to God and His Word. Drawing on his love of sports, Evans compares Democrats and Republicans to the opposing teams on a football field, and exhorts Christians to identify not with either 'team', but with the referees who decide which team 'wins' on various issues at various times. It's not the greatest metaphor, to be sure, but encouraging Christians to let go of party loyalty and start thinking in terms of what God's position is on a particular issue is by no means a bad thing. So far, so good. However, Evans seems to assume that anything lauded in Scripture should necessarily be applied in the political context. The fact that the Bible endorses or condemns a particular behavior does not necessarily mean that that behavior should be encouraged or penalized by the government, and Evans provides no framework for deciding which issues merit government involvement. Evans also has very strong beliefs about limited government. Which is fine--I myself have pronounced Libertarian, small government, states' rights leanings. But Evans doesn't just have opinions; he takes the position that the concept of limited government is biblically mandated. I have no idea how he arrived at that conclusion, since none of the governments in Scripture--from the theocracy of Israel to the tyranny of Rome--is particularly 'limited'. I think there's an excellent case to be made for limited centralized government as the best system from a pragmatic perspective. However, from a biblical perspective, I don't think that you can necessarily condemn any specific form of government as categorically wrong. I was also struck by Evans apparent belief that a return to biblical law will cure all America's ills. In the opening passage, he opines that since people and families look to the bible to identify the source and solution to their problems, so too should the nation. Which is sort of true. But it doesn't follow that every problem you have is necessarily the result of transgressing some biblical command. Your family might be going through hard times because that's what happens sometimes. The Lord is still sovereign, and He's still working for His glory, but the Bible won't provide a 'solution' to your cancer. So, too, I am reluctant to assume that all problems facing the nation today are the result of specific sins or sinful policies. There certainly are some sinful policies, and sinful choices certainly do result in negative consequences. But even if America did everything right, that wouldn't guarantee blessing and freedom from hardship. That's not how it works. One final note: there isn't even a whisper of the gospel in this book. It's all law, from cover to cover. I get that he's talking politics, and we do not expect the gospel to be applied in the public context. We can't legislate the gospel; we can only legislate the law. But the book is written explicitly to Christians, and as Christians, everything we do--including voting--is to be informed by and seen through the lens of the gospel. Yet Evans never addresses this. He may be assuming it--assuming that all his readers already know and believe the gospel--but he never talks about how the gospel affects the way we think about politics and how we make decisions about voting. I took advantage of the audiobook version offered as a free download from ChristianAudio this month, and I kind of wish I hadn't. It's just under three hours long, but I bet I could have read through the hard copy (96 pages) in a lot less time, and taken notes in the margin. Also, I really did not care for Mirron Willis's narration. He over-enunciated his consonants (except the letter 'r', which he swallowed), particularly between words. It was really quite distracting. I'm not entirely sure why he did this--he's narrated a lot of books and even won a few awards, and his delivery in the samples I listened to sounded nothing like this book. It may have been the director's choice and not his, but either way, the result was not good. Then again, it was free, so I guess you get what you pay for. Bottom line: Evans is right that God's opinion should matter a lot more than the party line, and we should examine the Bible to discern what that opinion is. But beyond that, his view of politics is both simplistic and, in my opinion, mistaken. [NOTE: I have passed long the book to someone with more expertise, in the hope that he will be able to provide a more intelligent criticism than mine. If and when such analysis is available, I will post the link here.]

  3. 5 out of 5

    Linda Sedillo

    I was struggling to decide who to vote for during the election of 2016. So I decided to purchase this book by Dr. Tony Evans to get some help. I am really grateful I read it because it helped me a lot. As Christians we are to vote for every person in this country as a whole. We are not to vote only for our own agendas. I highly recommend this book to all conservative Christians.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Marlene Banks

    This is a sensible, non political guide to the biblical way a follower of Christ should view voting and our political system as a whole. I have long admired Dr Tony Evans' stance on not bringing a lot of politics to the pulpit. In a culture where people lose it during elections, it is refreshing to read a Godly prospective on the subject and not be subliminally told who to vote for like a lot of preachers are doing. This book is well written in plain but powerful language and truth. This is a sensible, non political guide to the biblical way a follower of Christ should view voting and our political system as a whole. I have long admired Dr Tony Evans' stance on not bringing a lot of politics to the pulpit. In a culture where people lose it during elections, it is refreshing to read a Godly prospective on the subject and not be subliminally told who to vote for like a lot of preachers are doing. This book is well written in plain but powerful language and truth.

  5. 5 out of 5

    John

    Rated: A Dr. Evans makes a strong case that we are not on the Democrat's team or the Republican's team. We are on God's team and need to vote in a way that honors Him. Character counts. > Many people want "God bless America" today. They just don't want "One nation under God." > We want God to sign off on our decisions rather than us following His. > The captain of the host of the Lord made it clear that he hadn't come to take sides. He had come to take over. Rated: A Dr. Evans makes a strong case that we are not on the Democrat's team or the Republican's team. We are on God's team and need to vote in a way that honors Him. Character counts. > Many people want "God bless America" today. They just don't want "One nation under God." > We want God to sign off on our decisions rather than us following His. > The captain of the host of the Lord made it clear that he hadn't come to take sides. He had come to take over.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Dale

    A Review of the Audiobook Published by ChristianAudio.com in 2013. Duration: 2 hours, 19 minutes Read by Mirron Willis Unabridged Even though this book was published 3 years prior to the 2016 election, it was surprisingly relevant to the Trump era of politics. Tony Evans is a pastor and also a chaplain for an NFL team. This is important, because he uses a football analogy the referee to describe the role of Christians in the election process. I went into this audiobook ready to be irritated - irritate A Review of the Audiobook Published by ChristianAudio.com in 2013. Duration: 2 hours, 19 minutes Read by Mirron Willis Unabridged Even though this book was published 3 years prior to the 2016 election, it was surprisingly relevant to the Trump era of politics. Tony Evans is a pastor and also a chaplain for an NFL team. This is important, because he uses a football analogy the referee to describe the role of Christians in the election process. I went into this audiobook ready to be irritated - irritated because so many big name Christian leaders have become very political as of late - forgoing the work of God's kingdom for the work of a politician or a political party, in my mind. Evans is quite clear that Christians should vote and should fully participate in the process - to not do so would be not using one of the tools we have to impact the culture and the country. BUT, Christians should not become blind followers of a politician or a party because they do not necessarily advocate the kinds of laws and policies that are in line with Christian principals. Too often, people get caught up in the game of Team GOP or Team Dems winning and not if what they are advocating goes along with God's word. He builds on the theme of teams and games and says that Christians should not be for one party or the other. Rather, they should be like the referees in a game, approving of some plays and calling foul on others - in a non-partisan manner regardless of the team. They should not join a team. Instead, they should point out when the teams break the rules and encourage the teams to conform. Also, each Christian will have certain issues that they are called to be especially on the watch for. For example, for some Christians, social justice issues may be at the top of the list while for others it may be abortion. This means that the body of Christ will not be able to vote as one. Reader Mirron Willis's strong voice made the audiobook version of this book a pleasant listen. Warning: Evans is strongly against abortion and gay marriage. If this is a deal breaker for you, I wanted you to know before you invested in the book.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Aaron Kleinheksel

    I've heard Tony Evans speak many times, and he is a solid preacher / teacher. I'm also interested in politics, so when I spotted this little book I was curious and picked it up and read it while on vacation. It is a decent treatment of the subject. Tony Evans carefully presents the material so as to not discourage any Christian from finishing it out of misplaced anger or misunderstanding. He wisely does not take a "side" in anything other than specific issues / questions. His goal is simply for I've heard Tony Evans speak many times, and he is a solid preacher / teacher. I'm also interested in politics, so when I spotted this little book I was curious and picked it up and read it while on vacation. It is a decent treatment of the subject. Tony Evans carefully presents the material so as to not discourage any Christian from finishing it out of misplaced anger or misunderstanding. He wisely does not take a "side" in anything other than specific issues / questions. His goal is simply for Christians to think Biblically, and not as simple partisans. I was disappointed a bit by his explanation of the question posed to Jesus regarding the denarius in Matt. 22:15-22. I think he hit part of it, but missed perhaps the larger point of the account. I was also somewhat confused by Evans' explanation of God's will and the outworking of it in our world, and Christians role in it. It begged several questions and needed further depth if it was to be used at all. Finally, his NFL analogy toward the end of the book fell short of it's intended purpose, but was probably still serviceable. Overall a fine short essay on the topic, and I would have no reservations recommending it to anyone interested in the topic (which ideally would include, at the very least, most American Christians).

  8. 5 out of 5

    Glen

    A Biblical and God-centric look at voting and government Great practical applications of the Bible in how Christians should use their votes to advance God's Kingdom. Pastor Evans quickly cuts to the purpose we should all exhibit. God, family, productivity in that order (life, liberty, pursuit of happiness ... not gifted happiness), with governments role only to protect and to preserve the function of those three, not to dictate, control, or assume authority that is rightly only God's to command. A Biblical and God-centric look at voting and government Great practical applications of the Bible in how Christians should use their votes to advance God's Kingdom. Pastor Evans quickly cuts to the purpose we should all exhibit. God, family, productivity in that order (life, liberty, pursuit of happiness ... not gifted happiness), with governments role only to protect and to preserve the function of those three, not to dictate, control, or assume authority that is rightly only God's to command.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Idamay

    Stand in the divide Reading this book has given me so much more clarity! It’s not about an one person, party or platform but about advancing God’s Kingdom Agenda. This message is taught in love and calls us to act in love as we find a way to live together even though our views may not align with others. A must read! This is a book that needs reread a couple of times to unpack all of valuable information! Kingdom Agenda!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kenneth D Poindexter

    Outstanding This books is the most profound reading that any Christian can read who is seeking guidance when negotiating the very complicated political issues of our times. Outstanding!!!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kerry D

    Spot on advice for followers of Christ! Rev Evans shares his Kingdom perspective as guidance for Christians in voting for political candidates. Much needed in these contentious times

  12. 5 out of 5

    Catie

    This book put to words much of what I already thought about voting, but much more clearly and succinctly than I could have! I appreciated the quick overview, Scriptural support, and respect for Christians on both sides of the aisle. Worth re-reading every 4 years!

  13. 5 out of 5

    J. Crispell

    Concise Biblical treatise on government with scriptural recommendations for priorities in voting.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jeremy Schmucker

    This is a necessary read for anyone who is disproportionately pledges allegiance to one political party.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Matt Maples

    I thought that this book was ok, but I think that it tried so hard to be non-controversial that it didn’t really get to it’s point until the very end.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Julian Wilson

    Wonderful representation of how Christians should approach voting and the responsibility that lies there in...

  17. 5 out of 5

    Christopher

    Biased with poor Biblical interpretation.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Daniel

    I picked this up as a free audiobook on Christianaudio.com (free for the month of October 2012!). Tony Evans calls us back to God's law and the bible as the central places we vote from. He uses the story of Joshua (Joshua 5:13-15) to illustrate this point, when the commander of the Lord's army's answer to Joshua's question (who's side are you on) is, "neither side, I am on God's side". Evans exhorts us to vote, as our duty as Christians, and as part of that to the responsibility to be informed b I picked this up as a free audiobook on Christianaudio.com (free for the month of October 2012!). Tony Evans calls us back to God's law and the bible as the central places we vote from. He uses the story of Joshua (Joshua 5:13-15) to illustrate this point, when the commander of the Lord's army's answer to Joshua's question (who's side are you on) is, "neither side, I am on God's side". Evans exhorts us to vote, as our duty as Christians, and as part of that to the responsibility to be informed both of the issues we are voting on and what the Bible would speak into those issues. That said, my critique of the book is as follows. One, Evans inserts his own opinions at multiple points as facts, his own view on limited government I think could easily be countered by looking at the old testament example of Israel (not that we should return to that as ideal, rather that there is more complexity than he speaks of), as well as his assertion that the republic is the most Christian form of government. Second, while he has a great exhortation that Christians should stand above the two party system (using the example of football referee or team chaplain), I would take his exhortation a step farther, why is our allegiance specifically to the United States? Shouldn't our allegiance be primarily to the Kingdom of God. While I vote as a citizen of this country (and am responsible as a representative of it), my higher allegiance is to God's Kingdom. I appreciated his exhortation that Christians should vote with both social issues and social justice issues in mind. Reading this book made me want to read other books on this topic as the November election approaches. Personal fave quote, "God is prolife from womb to the tomb".

  19. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Snow

    3 to maybe 3.5 stars A good rule of thumb for Christians, which I expect we know but maybe some people do not, is that God is not a Republican or a Democrat and His truth and morality are not fully encompassed in any man-made political party. This book included a handful of helpful ideas that I want to note for future reference. One thing I liked that I will share briefly here is the story of Joshua meeting an angel of the Lord. Here is a little bit of it from Joshua, chapter 5:13-14: "Now it came 3 to maybe 3.5 stars A good rule of thumb for Christians, which I expect we know but maybe some people do not, is that God is not a Republican or a Democrat and His truth and morality are not fully encompassed in any man-made political party. This book included a handful of helpful ideas that I want to note for future reference. One thing I liked that I will share briefly here is the story of Joshua meeting an angel of the Lord. Here is a little bit of it from Joshua, chapter 5:13-14: "Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said to him, 'Are you for us or for our adversaries?' He said, 'No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the Lord.' And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, 'What has my lord to say to his servant?'" God Himself is not for one side or the other in our political process; He is for HIS side. Christians should also be for His side and should endeavor to learn about His will, His priorities and His morality through His inspired word, and then we should vote accordingly as best we can with the options we have.

  20. 4 out of 5

    IrenesBookReviews

    This book takes the issue of voting and relates it to principles found in the Bible. You may not agree with all that Dr. Tony Evans says but he does well at backing up his ideas with scripture. Who to vote for? What do you use as guidelines when making that decision? Whether it is for a local group or for you state Senator, each vote is important because you are putting the person in place that will help make the rules you will have to live by. Do you vote on personality or principle? When readin This book takes the issue of voting and relates it to principles found in the Bible. You may not agree with all that Dr. Tony Evans says but he does well at backing up his ideas with scripture. Who to vote for? What do you use as guidelines when making that decision? Whether it is for a local group or for you state Senator, each vote is important because you are putting the person in place that will help make the rules you will have to live by. Do you vote on personality or principle? When reading this book be sure to read the scriptures for yourself and form you own opinions of Dr. Evans ideas. As a Christian you probably have certain principles you believe and do your best to adhere to. When you vote you are to remember those personal principles and vote for the candidate that complies with them the best. I gave this book 4/5 stars. I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ellen

    I bought this audiobook at the Christian bookstore. I just started listening to it today (09.27.12) on my lunch break and I'm already captivated. I wanted to get through it before the election, which won't be a problem because it is only 2 cd's long... 10.08.12: Finished listening to the book today. There is a lot of good information and biblical evidence and information for the way we should vote which I never thought about before. (Don't you just love that? When you have those lightbulb moment I bought this audiobook at the Christian bookstore. I just started listening to it today (09.27.12) on my lunch break and I'm already captivated. I wanted to get through it before the election, which won't be a problem because it is only 2 cd's long... 10.08.12: Finished listening to the book today. There is a lot of good information and biblical evidence and information for the way we should vote which I never thought about before. (Don't you just love that? When you have those lightbulb moments!) One huge takeaway for me was the fact that no matter what view or party you may follow, we (Christians) should vote according to God's law. (God's law actually teaches less government control.) I believe that God speaks to me in my gut and the dreams he places in my heart and mind. It's like a sixth sense feeling and I will be going with the gut when I'm in the voting booth in November. I believe this is the most important election of my lifetime and I'm trusting my God to influence me with the right decisions.

  22. 4 out of 5

    ♥ Kierra ♥

    This book was a hard one to swallow because Mr. Evans presented points that I never considered. There were plenty of biblical examples he used to support his points within context. For example, how God has used government in the Bible, being a Democrat or Republican doesn't matter, our mindset needs to be on what God's agenda is and how we can't compartmentalized our lives since our lives are fully dedicated to Christ. He even goes as far to talk about Christians becoming judgmental. For example, This book was a hard one to swallow because Mr. Evans presented points that I never considered. There were plenty of biblical examples he used to support his points within context. For example, how God has used government in the Bible, being a Democrat or Republican doesn't matter, our mindset needs to be on what God's agenda is and how we can't compartmentalized our lives since our lives are fully dedicated to Christ. He even goes as far to talk about Christians becoming judgmental. For example, if you are against abortion, vote against it. At the same time, don't judge some one if they have had one or be a part of a pro life rally that spews hate (my translation of what he said in the book). Instead show love and have a kingdom mindset everyday, not just for Sundays, Bible studies, and church events. Overall, this book is a good starting place for someone unsure of who to vote for when the question is how can we vote to please God. God is still sovereign and supreme no matter who is president. This is definitely a book to go back to study and read a few times over.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Carl Jenkins

    I began reading this knowing that I was biased. My religious convictions have led me to be a non-voter, so to read a book about how I should vote as a Christian was different, but it's good to read different perspectives. This book wasn't convincing Christians that they should vote, but helping guide those who do vote into the best way to vote. There were a number of good lines, and good reminders that politics and voting are not the end all, or even the primary solution to national issues when i I began reading this knowing that I was biased. My religious convictions have led me to be a non-voter, so to read a book about how I should vote as a Christian was different, but it's good to read different perspectives. This book wasn't convincing Christians that they should vote, but helping guide those who do vote into the best way to vote. There were a number of good lines, and good reminders that politics and voting are not the end all, or even the primary solution to national issues when it comes to looking at them from a spiritual perspective. I appreciated the position that votes should be based on party, but on issues. I wish he would have said more about voting for a candidate that is mixed on a lot of important issues. Overall, for a Christian who does vote, this book would probably provide some good thoughts and guidance for questions they may have. For me, it wasn't my cup of tea.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Glen Copple

    Tony Evans understands God's priorities and brings interesting light to the guidelines we must use when voting in an election. The First government is self-government. The Second government is family government. The Third government is Church government. The Fourth government is civil goverenment. Our first priority is to God and His Word. Next, we take care of our families, work with our church and let those priorities guide is in our civil government. Less than 100 pages, I found Tony's insights eas Tony Evans understands God's priorities and brings interesting light to the guidelines we must use when voting in an election. The First government is self-government. The Second government is family government. The Third government is Church government. The Fourth government is civil goverenment. Our first priority is to God and His Word. Next, we take care of our families, work with our church and let those priorities guide is in our civil government. Less than 100 pages, I found Tony's insights easy to read, understand and apply. From my own Bible background, I observe that his observations are well thought out and Biblically sound. I would strongly recommend this book prior to the upcoming election.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Curtis

    I'm not really sure that I followed all the points that Evans was trying to make; I wish it was written a bit better and maybe went a little deeper. I felt at times that his points were perhaps contradicting themselves or at least weren't meshing as well as they should have. In essence, Christians need to be educated and vote their convictions which should be based on the Word of God. We should not be tied to a certain party because God is not, our viewpoints and votes should not cause division I'm not really sure that I followed all the points that Evans was trying to make; I wish it was written a bit better and maybe went a little deeper. I felt at times that his points were perhaps contradicting themselves or at least weren't meshing as well as they should have. In essence, Christians need to be educated and vote their convictions which should be based on the Word of God. We should not be tied to a certain party because God is not, our viewpoints and votes should not cause division in the church and there are many issues to consider when we vote (not just one or two). This book covers government (personal, family, church, and civil), but if you just want to know the answer to the question "How Should Christian's Vote?", read the last the page or three.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Pathway Midland

    I'm not really sure that I followed all the points that Evans was trying to make; I wish it was written a bit better and maybe went a little deeper. I felt at times that his points were perhaps contradicting themselves or at least weren't meshing as well as they should have. In essence, Christians need to be educated and vote their convictions which should be based on the Word of God. We should not be tied to a certain party because God is not, our viewpoints and votes should not cause division I'm not really sure that I followed all the points that Evans was trying to make; I wish it was written a bit better and maybe went a little deeper. I felt at times that his points were perhaps contradicting themselves or at least weren't meshing as well as they should have. In essence, Christians need to be educated and vote their convictions which should be based on the Word of God. We should not be tied to a certain party because God is not, our viewpoints and votes should not cause division in the church and there are many issues to consider when we vote (not just one or two). This book covers government (personal, family, church, and civil), but if you just want to know the answer to the question "How Should Christian's Vote?", read the last the page or three. - Curtis

  27. 5 out of 5

    Shawn Flanagan

    While Evans chose to focus on biblical values, he failed to mention anything in regards to economic issues. A country can't exist without an economy. He also chose to use certain translations that aligned better with certain viewpoints that he wanted Christians to agree with. I wish he would have gone at this book with more of a strict biblical view, and not allow so many personal feelings to get involved. The one thing this book really convinced me to do is to get out and vote. This is the great While Evans chose to focus on biblical values, he failed to mention anything in regards to economic issues. A country can't exist without an economy. He also chose to use certain translations that aligned better with certain viewpoints that he wanted Christians to agree with. I wish he would have gone at this book with more of a strict biblical view, and not allow so many personal feelings to get involved. The one thing this book really convinced me to do is to get out and vote. This is the great American experiment, and to not vote is to consider the experiment a failure.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    Probably closer to 3.5 stars. I found this book interesting, although many of Tony Evans' points I already knew and agreed with. One of the main points I took away from it were that we should vote according to what God says about various issues in the Bible, and compare candidates positions and party platform stances to that. No candidate or party has an exclusive hold on Christian viewpoints. Probably closer to 3.5 stars. I found this book interesting, although many of Tony Evans' points I already knew and agreed with. One of the main points I took away from it were that we should vote according to what God says about various issues in the Bible, and compare candidates positions and party platform stances to that. No candidate or party has an exclusive hold on Christian viewpoints.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Derrick Jeter

    What if you don't know who to vote for in an election? Or worse, what if there is no good choice to make? What if the lesser of two evils is just as evil? Tony Evans helps us answer these questions and more in "How Should Christians Vote?" And I review it here: http://derrickjeter.com/2016/05/25/ch... What if you don't know who to vote for in an election? Or worse, what if there is no good choice to make? What if the lesser of two evils is just as evil? Tony Evans helps us answer these questions and more in "How Should Christians Vote?" And I review it here: http://derrickjeter.com/2016/05/25/ch...

  30. 5 out of 5

    Scott

    It was better than I expected. Tony does a good job of presenting why we shouldn't be beholden to either party. We are not on either side but need to be on the Lord's side. This will probably not always align us with one party's candidates or positions. It was better than I expected. Tony does a good job of presenting why we shouldn't be beholden to either party. We are not on either side but need to be on the Lord's side. This will probably not always align us with one party's candidates or positions.

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