by Angela Denker, Fortress Press, 2019
If you want something readable and thought-provoking about how and why religiously-affiliated voters elected our divisive president, this is a book for you. The author, pastor and journalist Angela Denker, shows that while Trump supporters in collective mass have changed our political world, their voices are as varied as any group of people might be.
Denker literally sets out to explore the similarities and differences of Trump supporters, taking the reader along as she engages them on their own turf. Travel from California to Missouri to Florida to Appalachia to the southern border, listening in as Denker engages a diversity of voices in conversation. Taking pains to lift up the connections between politics and religion, Denker paints an overall picture of voters that is far more nuanced than the red and blue checkerboard of the book cover.
The unique feature of her honest reporting is an ear attuned to religious realities. With another election on the horizon, this timely book is great fodder for thought and conversation.
I was given an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.