Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Book Review: Raised Right

Book Review
Raised Right
How I Untangled my Faith From Politics
Alisa Harris

This won't be the best book review I have ever done, because I still trying to figure out what I thought about this book. But I have had the book for sometime now and finished it awhile back and feel I need to post something. Alisa's book comes across as a bit more of just still working though and reflecting where she has been and where she's come to. She's not admitting that she has got it all figured out yet, and I appreciated that from her. 

She came from a very conservative family who often would picket abortion clinic and they were very involved with politics. First off I find this very hard and can't imagine coming from a family that would do this. Not saying that the family is bad, just that picketing and being deeply involved in politics is not something I think Christians should be involved in. 

I love how open Alisa was in her book. She shared so many thoughts and things that she was dealing with and was honest with how she felt about things. I just don't know if I agree a ton with her. For her faith cannot effect her politics. And she is now pretty left wing with her political views. Also she doesn't believe that politics should effect her faith. That I agree with. But here is my thought. Christ should effect everything you do in life and if my faith can't be apart of my political decisions...well then I don't want to have a part in politics. 

With this very strange book review, I don't think I would recommend this book...however once she has thought over it a bit more and writes with a bit more assurance of how she feels about things...then yes I would read again. 

I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group as part of their Blogging for Books program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 

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