NASHVILLE, Tenn. Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — During the Democratic National Convention, the eyes of the world will be fixed on one presidential candidate, Barack Obama. He is the “rock star” politician, “the face of the Democratic Party’s future,” and the “skinny kid with the funny name” who has ascended to the summit of American politics. His religious faith is both the fuel of all that he has achieved and the source of the greatest challenges in his pursuit of the presidency.
With the need to provide a fair minded and objective examination of the candidate’s faith, best-selling author Stephen Mansfield writes La Fe de Barack Obama (The Faith of Barack Obama, Thomas Nelson Publishers, published in Spanish by Grupo Nelson, September 8, 2008). In this new book, Mansfield provides us with the most thoroughgoing examination of the role of religion in the Democratic presidential candidate’s life to date. The author provides an analysis of Obama that is sure to surprise people across the political divide — and provoke widespread discussion about an issue that continues to be front and center in this year’s election. In La Fe de Barack Obama, Mansfield:
— Provides greater facts and details to definitively refute many of the most incendiary charges against Obama — including the ever-present “theory” that Obama is a “Muslim Manchurian candidate.”
— Identifies the key issues that may prevent Evangelical Christians from ultimately voting for Obama — and tells us how Obama is still attempting to connect with this constituency, often more successfully than John McCain.
— Describes the titanic shifts in how religion is playing a role in the 2008 election.
— Walks the reader through a moving account of Barack’s journey to faith.
La Fe de Barack Obama is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the Illinois senator’s spectacular leap into the national spotlight — and the role that religion will play in this year’s election and will continue to play in future politics and culture. As Mansfield writes, “In short, [Obama] is going to be a political and religious force to be reckoned with in American society, and both his supporters and his detractors are well served by understanding why.”
To read a sample chapter click: http://issuu.com/gruponelson/docs/lafedeobamacapi1
To view video click: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m423an3V1M8
STEPHEN MANSFIELD is the New York Times best-selling author of The Faith of George W. Bush, The Faith of the American Soldier, Then Darkness Fled: The Liberating Wisdom of Booker T. Washington, and Never Give In: The Extraordinary Character of Winston Churchill, among other works of history and biography. Founder of both The Mansfield Group, a research and communications firm; and Chartwell Literary Group, which creates and manages literary projects, Stephen is also in wide demand as a lecturer and inspirational speaker.
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