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Red Letter Christians: A Citizen's Guide to Faith and Politics [Hardcover]

By Tony Campolo (Author)
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A prominent Christian evangelist examines current social, cultural, and political issues from the perspective of Jesus' red-letter words in the Bible, discussing such topics as gay rights, gun control, and abortion.

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In today's political environment, who speaks for whom is not always clear. Over the past couple of decades, evangelical Christians have tended to be associated with the religious right and the most conservative positions of the Republican Party. Rebelling against this designation are those who prefer to be called Red Letter Christians, desiring to live out the red letters of Jesus' words in the New Testament. Believing that Jesus is neither a Republican nor a Democrat, Red Letter Christians want to jumpstart a religious movement that will transcend partisan politics and concentrate on issues such as fighting poverty, caring for the environment, advancing peace, promoting strong families, and supporting a consistent ethic of life, all viewed as critical moral and biblical values. Into this arena of thought steps Tony Campolo, the powerful evangelist known for his passionate and prophetic sharing of the radical message of Jesus. In this book, Campolo examines many of the hot-button issues facing evangelicals from the perspective of Jesus' red-letter words in the Bible. No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, Campolo will make you think, pray and act.

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Studio: Regal Books
Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.26" Width: 6.34" Height: 0.84"
Weight:   0.97 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2008
ISBN  0830745297  
ISBN13  9780830745296  

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More About Tony Campolo

Tony Campolo Tony Campolo is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University, a former faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, and the founder and president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education. He has written more than 35 books. He is one of the founders of the Red Letter Christian movement and blogs regularly at his website,, and can also be found on both Facebook and Twitter. Dr. Campolo and his wife Peggy live near Philadelphia and have two children and four grandchildren.

In November 2012, Tony Campolo received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Youth Worker’s Convention. The wording on the award is: “Award of Lifetime Achievement is proudly presented to Tony Campolo who has defined and courageously pioneered what is means to encourage, care and lead students, possessing the qualities that inspire us and provoke us to continue the journey into the future with boldness and confidence. As a result of Tony’s life of ministry and leadership he has left a legacy of encouragement and hope to youth workers and students everywhere.”

Tony Campolo currently resides in St Davids, in the state of Pennsylvania.

Tony Campolo has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Prisms

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Expand your evangelical viewpoint  Dec 26, 2009
I've been using this book with a weekly gathering of eight people who meet to discuss our Christian
faith and how to live it out in practical ways. This book gives a perspective about modern issues in politics and sociology that is often overlooked in the more typical focus on Christian morality.
I recommend it as a good springboard to shaping a broader perspective on Jesus' mandate to love God and love your neighbor.
Wisdom to help us with polarizing issues  Aug 17, 2009
Tony Campolo is an E Coast pastor with a heart for the less fortunate, the people in uncomfortable situations, the people with conflicted consciences. He points out how far we have gotten from how Jesus would have ministered to those people and how we can get back to the kinder, gentler ways without having to compromise our own values.

Highly recommended.
Red Letter Christians;  Jul 29, 2009
Good Book....Excellent for discussion groups, the issues in this book are issues many of us are interested in and a sharing of views and experiences is really helpful.
Refreshing  May 28, 2009
Tony Campolo's political views are compassionate and based on the words of Jesus. I finally feel that I am not alone.
Better than Rush!  Mar 4, 2009
Campolo and his Red Letter Christians base their political views on interpretations of the teachings of Jesus. They believe Jesus, if he voted today, would be neither a Republican or a Democrat; his vote would depend on the issues. I love how Campolo's opinions as well as the opposition's are explained with all due respect... no insults or rude comments or arrogance! His view on the pro-life issue is especially radical... just like Jesus.

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