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Can Republicans and Democrats Sit in the Same Pew?

As the next presidential election draws near, American voters and pundits alike are wondering just how big an impact religious and values voters will play in 2012. Christian Americans are deciding where, and with whom, they will stand on key issues. But, the church has often been as politically divided as the culture, leading many Christians to withdraw from politics altogether and even distance themselves from believers of a different political persuasion.

In Body Broken: Can Republicans and Democrats Sit in the Same Pew? (New Growth Press, Feb. 2012), Charles D. Drew addresses this enmity among Christian political activists and supplies workable solutions to finding common ground without abandoning personal convictions... or each other.

In this updated and revised version of A Public Faith (NavPress 2000), Drew helps Christians to develop practical biblical convictions about critical social and political issues, while also keeping the peace.

Carefully distinguishing between moral principle and political strategy, Body Broken equips believers to build their activism upon a thoughtful and biblical foundation. This balanced approach will provide readers—Democrats, Republicans, or Independents—with solid scriptural tools for decision making. Body Broken prepares Christians of all political perspectives to understand how they can practice servanthood, cooperation and integrity in today's public square.

Emphasizing the importance of unity in the church, despite differing views, Drew provides those who care deeply about their faith as well as the church's corporate calling in the world with an alternative to polarizing fear and hatred.

He assists Christians in navigating their political differences without panic and resentment, teaching them to respond instead with love and understanding. With questions at the end of each chapter to help readers explore and apply these principles, Body Broken will train believers to actively engage with political issues while at the same time standing united as a church.