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Overview Originally published in 1995, The President reads like today's newspaper. Mid-way through his term, a secular-humanist President becomes a Christian and has to decide how his new worldview must change his policies. His wife, children, siblings, staff and the entire nation grapple with how his new faith informs his actions. Meanwhile, terrorists are plotting to detonate a nuclear warhead in New York. The many strands of the story all come together in Manhattan as the terrorists use the World Trade Towers to launch their attack, the center of action is a place called Ground Zero and one of the characters yells, "Let's Roll" near the end. The President is a gripping action thriller with a strong Christian message for the individual and the nation.
Publishers Description Originally published in 1995, The President reads like today's newspaper. Mid-way through his term, a secular-humanist President becomes a Christian and has to decide how his new worldview must change his policies. His wife, children, siblings, staff and the entire nation grapple with how his new faith informs his actions. Meanwhile, terrorists are plotting to detonate a nuclear warhead in New York. The many strands of the story all come together in Manhattan as the terrorists use the World Trade Towers to launch their attack, the center of action is a place called Ground Zero and one of the characters yells, "Let's Roll" near the end. The President is a gripping action thriller with a strong Christian message for the individual and the nation.
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Educational and Thought Provoking Jun 30, 2006
The President is an excellent novel that makes one think. It is also a riveting read.
Although written over 10 years ago, it certainly deals with many issues that are high profile today including a terror plot that is eerily reminiscent of 9/11.
Along with being a great story, it is very educational. The author does a superb job of highlighting the Christian roots of America. As the public school systems across the country are woefully inadequate at accurately teaching this along with other aspects of history, Hudson's review of this is a great service to readers.
I would recommend not only this book, but also 'On The Edge' by the same author.
Amazingly prophetic Jun 2, 2005
Thanks so much for writing The President. I have been so impacted by it. The fact that this was written ten years ago shows there truly is nothing new under the sun. From the topics of the politically correct military to prolife issues of abortion and cloning to national health care to using schools for social experiments to silencing churches and Christians to Islamic terrorism, the topics were well presented. Clearly there are two mutually exclusive worldviews as outlined by the President that are fighting for predominance in this world.
I loved the quotes from our heritage at each chapter. David Barton and Gary DeMar are favorites of mine also. Also, as a Moms in Touch leader for many years, I enjoyed the "Moms in Prayer" mention in the books. It was also neat to revisit Richard and Janet Sullivan from your prior novel On the Edge. There is so much more I can say, but just know I will be passing on this book to others--in fact, ordering a few to pass on.
Searching out answers in prayer with God. Awesome! Sep 15, 2004
Parker Hudson wrote this 9 years ago. It is still relevant to today's society. Man, what a powerful statment about our nation! Some people might call this the "Bill Clinton turned George Bush" fantasy, but it is so much more.
What I found out about this was that Hudson wasn't afraid to say what so many people are. He knows who he believes in, and is persuaded that He is able. Amen!
He takes the character of President William Harrison and asks a simple, yet complex question. What if we had a president, who knew Christians, had a family that was mostly Christian, knew about Christ, didn't really care about Christ, and then came to know Christ? I know some of the situations in this book. What it is like to say that homosexuality is wrong, just to be targeted as a bigot, or to have people say, "You hate me just because I'm different and not like you, don't you?" And to top it off, they treat the situation as if they were born that way. Give me a break, people! DDDUUUUHHHHH!!
This was very interesting, and the heart of the matter hammered home the message. Well done, Mr. Hudson, for having some guts! We need more people like you.
Inspired Feb 6, 2003
I could hardly believe this book was written in 1992! The plot is eerily familiar given the events of Sept. 11. I can only conclude that the author was inspired. This book is a wonderful read! The plot is riveting in the best style of Tom Clancy and the characters are complex and full, you feel you know them. It is also a fine book to read if you want to understand the place religion and the Christian faith have in our country now and what the founders of our country intended! The issues covered in the wonderful fiction should be discussed daily in our schools, places of business and homes, if I made only one recommendation this year I would say READ THIS BOOK!
A Christian President vs the World View Jun 29, 2002
This book is one of the best I've ever read. What would happen if a president elected on a liberal platform became a Christian? And then attempted to govern the United States as the founding fathers intended...with a Christian foundation? Parker Hudson does an outstanding job relating the issues facing our nation today, from terrorism, (a forboding prediction of 9/11), to abortion, sex education in the schools, and homosexuals in the military. Although a fictional story, I felt like I was reading the newspaper on the issues covered in the story. I have found myself constantly referring back to the historical quotes from the founding fathers used as lead-ins to each of the chapters, especially with current decisions from the courts regarding the Ten Commandments and now the Pledge of Allegience (removing "under God"). This book has opened my eyes on the importance of becoming more involved as a Christian in the political decisions being made for us. When you buy this book, be prepared to sacrifice the time to finish it, because once you pick it up, you won't be able to put it down.