Red State Christians: Understanding the Voters Who Elected Donald Trump, by Angela Decker, a book review

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.

Order Red State Christians here (an Amazon affiliate link)

I was given an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.


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2 responses to “Red State Christians: Understanding the Voters Who Elected Donald Trump, by Angela Decker, a book review”

  1. Brenda Avatar
    Brenda

    I voted for Trump and regret it. I repent. I cannot vote for him again, I?m tired of being mislead and feeling like I have no candidate to support.

    1. Thank you for your transparency and honesty! Our nation is better because people like you have made a decision to support another leader.
      Do you have suggestions about talking with our friends and loved ones who still stand where you once did?

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