When I sat down to read my friend Tim Goeglein’s new book, The Man in the Middle: An Inside Account of Faith and Politics in the George W. Bush Era, I was expecting a straightforward account of the Bush White House. It was just that – but a whole lot more. Tim shares his perspective on some of President Bush’s most important moments, particularly ones that Evangelical Christians cared deeply about, but he also lays out his vision of what is sorely lacking in America, and what should be done to raise our nation back to its rightful place as a “shining city on a hill.”
This is a must-read book. Conservatives and Christians will love to see Tim’s personal story of the goodness of God in our nation’s capital. Tim shares fascinating first-hand accounts about President Bush and the battle that is waged for conservative family values in the halls of the Congress and the White House – a battle that is usually only seen by Washington insiders. If you ever wondered how conservatives and Christians are making a difference in our country, this book shows how.
But then Tim does something truly beautiful. He doesn’t just tell a story. He shares the passionate vision that is on his own heart – both when he worked for President Bush and today as he works for Focus on the Family – of what is needed for the healing of our land.
Read The Man in the Middle. You will be inspired with a vision of how ordinary Americans can help restore our nation to godly greatness. Tim shows us that it doesn’t start in Washington, D.C. It starts with the family, it starts with individuals, it starts with churches. And that is the power of Tim’s book: he challenges each one of us to do our part to glorify God in whatever place He has put us.
This Christmas time, if you have a friend or loved one who cares deeply about our nation, get them The Man in the Middle as a Christmas present. And make sure that you read it yourself. You will be blessed and encouraged.
Stay strong and courageous,
William A. Estrada, Esq.
Director, Generation Joshua
You can get the book from Amazon.com here.