The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power Is Destroying the Church

The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power Is Destroying the Church - Gregory A. Boyd This probably would have worked better as a 100 page book, tops. I agreed with most of what he said, but I feel like a good 50% of the book him repeating (and not even rephrasing) his central thesis over and over again. Much of his argument, and most of the stuff that I found interesting, was based on either [b:Myths America Lives By|168411|Myths America Lives By|Richard T. Hughes|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1347690964s/168411.jpg|162633] or [b:The Politics of Jesus|19133|The Politics of Jesus|John Howard Yoder|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1386923367s/19133.jpg|20430], as the footnotes will tell you. I have read better treatises of the kingdom of God, and his development and argument on the idea that America wasn't founded on Christian ideals was severely lacking.

Perhaps this would work as an introduction to the topic for a thoroughly engrained evangelical (but I have read better, more accessible, and more interesting books on the topic, such as [b:Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals|1109255|Jesus for President Politics for Ordinary Radicals|Shane Claiborne|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1348840695s/1109255.jpg|1096213]), but for somebody already familiar with the matter, I'd recommend skipping to the footnotes and reading some of his sources (like the two mentioned above, or [b:Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way|121850|Jesus and Nonviolence A Third Way|Walter Wink|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1348457867s/121850.jpg|117300]).