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Overview More than any other world leader in recent times, George W. Bush is a man of faith. . .a conservative Christian who has brought the power of prayer and the search for God's will into the Oval Office. His faith has proven to be a source of strength and resolve during two of the most tumultuous years in our nation's history. According to Newsweek magazine, "this presidency is the most resolutely faith based in modern times. An enterprise founded, supported and guided by trust in the temporal and spiritual power of God." David Aikman, skilled journalist and former senior correspondent for TIME magazine, pens this dramatic and gripping account of Bush's journey to faith. Based on interviews and behind-the-scenes stories, you'll learn how. . . * His life changed after a conversation with Billy Graham on the beach at Kennebunkport * He walked away from alcoholism toward a new destiny * The events following 9/11 caused many to view him as God's chosen man for this critical time in history * His decision to go to war with Iraq became the ultimate test of his faith A Man Of Faith. . .an intimate look at how Bush's spiritual life has impacted his presidency, the nation, and the world.
Publishers Description More than any other world leader in recent times, George W. Bush is a man of deep faith. He is a conservative Christian who has sought God's will and witnessed the power of prayer in his personal life and even in the Oval Office. His faith has proven to be a bedrock of strength and resolve during two of the most tumultuous years in our nation's history. According to Newsweek magazine, "this presidency is the most resolutely faith-based in modern times. An enterprise founded, supported and guided by trust in the temporal and spiritual power of God."
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Studio: Oasis Audio
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.94" Width: 5.68" Height: 1.92" Weight: 0.86 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2004
Publisher Oasis Audio
ISBN 1589266501 ISBN13 9781589266506
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More About David Aikman
David Aikman is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist with wide knowledge and deep experience of the politics and religion of China. He served more than two decades as a foreign correspondent with TIME Magazine, reporting from five continents on many dramatic world events. Most recently, he authored "Jesus in Beijing, How Christianity Is Transforming China and Changing the World Balance of Power "and the best-seller "A Man of Faith: The Spiritual Journey of George W. Bush.""
David Aikman currently resides in Burke Lovettsville, in the state of Virginia. David Aikman was born in 1944.
Reviews - What do customers think about Man of Faith: The Spiritual Journey of George W. Bush?
President George W. Bush - greatest leader of the 21st century Nov 11, 2008
Those who keep screaming at the top of their lungs obscenities about this great man are obviously people who are so entenched in their own liberal philosophies that they simply can't be reasoned with despite the facts. I think, like the last competent democrat president Harry Truman, in time after his presidency is complete, history will give him the credit he deserves in doing more than anyone else in history to try to end tyrrany in the world and dealt state sponsored terrorism a crippling blow. There is a reason this man held the reigns of the most powerful nation on the face of the planet at times such as these - God knew he had the strength to withstand the unprecedented pressure of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil and the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. His liberal critics conveniently leave out the facts that both situations were a direct result of democrats' dangerous liberal policies: Clinton and his worthless and unending "proportional" responses to terrorist attacks and congressional democrats constant obstruction to regulate major mortgage banks. One reviewer of this book asked, "How does he sleep at night?" Much better than you I bet - because his conscience is clear and unlike you, he's actually done something great with his life. Remember that this country no longer has a military draft so all the brave men and women who have given their lives to defend this great nation in recent years were all volunteers who soberly weighed the consequences of their decision to put on the uniform. If there were more men of faith like him, the whole world would be a better place.
What does converting to Christianity have to do with U.S. policy? Sep 14, 2008
This "family friendly" exposition of George W. Bush's journey into Christian faith, describes his conversion and his declaration of faith well, in clear and in as complimentary terms as one could expect. However, by not examining the meaning of this conversion in light of the 43rd President's record, it seems to beg an important question: What has Mr. Bush's Christian faith meant in terms of how he has governed, or in terms of how "un-Christian-like" most of his policy actions have actually turned out to be?
Except for his African AIDS initiative, one would be hard-pressed to find in this book any "Christian-like resonances" emanating from the GW Bush administration, or from any of his policies. One wonders what kind of grade Jesus might have given Mr. Bush on how Christian his humanitarian record has been? Surely by omitting the connections between his Christianity and the humanity of his policies, the author is not intentionally leaving open the possibility that our 43rd President's Christian conversion was mere cynical, if not astute politics, without any substantive meaning whatsoever?
I admit, I am not a G.W. Bush fan, and am a "born-again non-Christian," but I do approach each book, including this one, with an open mind. I had the hope that I would find a new kind of meaning in G.W. Bush's Christian conversion, but try as I might there is none of that here. What one finds instead is that while "turning to Jesus" may have saved GW's from his own descent into personal self-destruction, and did indeed save his presidential candidacy, it did not change his hard-conservative heart:
Mr. Bush still stands alone among Christian Presidents as having executed more death row criminals than any other official in U.S. History. His un-Christian-like negligence during the Katrina Hurricane was not just incompetent, but smacked of racism and of Christian uncaring, and left a black mark on the American humanitarian record that will endure. Arguably this negligence was one of the most irresponsible domestic acts ever committed by a U.S. President. Add to this the pre-emptive aspects of the new "Bush doctrine," which is to shoot first, declare victory and then ask the hard questions later, and one begins to want to ask of GW the Tina Turner question: "What does converting to Christianity have to do with any of this?"
How does he sleep at night? Jan 20, 2008
How many people are now dead because of the stubbern recklessness of this pompous man? It makes me sick to the stomach to see him refered to as "spiritual". In this particular case his ACTIONS have spoken, loudly, to the kind of person he truly is. Just because we've been fed lies over and over again does not mean that they've become truth.
President Bush: A great man of faith and a great President Feb 26, 2007
I guess I am the only one that has actually read this book and the Bible. An unnecessary war? Maybe these people have been hiding under a rock. Or maybe they are just liberals that love to act like they have faith until they open their mouths and it becomes obvious they have no idea what they are talking about. Anyway, if you are a "true" Christian that actually reads and understands your Bible, you will enjoy this book. Thank God for President Bush. A great man of convictions, values, and morals. The rest of you - well you are cowardly traitors.
NOT ALL WHO CRY LORD LORD SHALL ENTER THE KINGDOM Oct 23, 2006
A man of faith with the faith unspecified.
Back in the 1800's when his folks were in politics, they firmly believed the wrong side won the AMerican REvolution.
This book, written by a subject of the British throne reveals why Bush once again places us as peons and mercenaries for the british imperial crown.
Back in the 1800's the bush family joined Cotton MAther of Yale in burning landowners as witches in order to steal their profitable farms.
Now he demonizes the IRaqi nation and kills an estimated million of them to steal their oil fields
Nothing new under the sun. Only do not call it faith
FAith in the gun, maybe.
Saint JAmes writes even the devil believes in God and shudders in fear. Faith without good works is nothing. By their fruits will you know them. Bush's fruits stink to high heaven.
For a faith with good works read a theologian like the REverend Father John Dear's Jesus the rebel, and learn why every Christian faithful and true must firmly oppose George W Bush.
By the way, this piece of partisan politicizing which helped steal our 2004 elections by deceiving countless well-intended but eagerly gullible people is now going for fourteen cents.