Reclaiming Hope by Michael Wear audiobook

Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House about the Future of Faith in America

By Michael Wear
Read by Stu Gray

Thomas Nelson on Brilliance Audio, Thomas Nelson 9780718082338
6.53 Hours 1
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The former Obama administration "ambassador to America's believers" gives an inside account of living with faith in the White House and argues that Christians have a responsibility to be a hopeful and faithful presence in public life. As a young Christian in his early twenties, Michael Wear found himself deep inside the halls of power in the Obama administration as one of the youngest ever White House staffers. Throwing himself wholeheartedly into transforming hope into change, Wear experienced first-hand the highs and lows of working as a Christian in government. From the central role of Christians in achievements such as the adoption tax credit and directing the president's attention to human trafficking to the religious controversies and tensions that defined much of the president's time in office, Reclaiming Hope gives an unvarnished account of life inside the most powerful office in the world. At a time when large numbers of thoughtful Christians argue for a withdrawal from participation in public institutions, Wear uses his experience at the white-hot center of civic life to show how and why Christians must be involved in every aspect of cultural life—even if failures seem to outnumber successes—while working on behalf of the nation's common good.

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Summary

The former Obama administration "ambassador to America's believers" gives an inside account of living with faith in the White House and argues that Christians have a responsibility to be a hopeful and faithful presence in public life.

As a young Christian in his early twenties, Michael Wear found himself deep inside the halls of power in the Obama administration as one of the youngest ever White House staffers. Throwing himself wholeheartedly into transforming hope into change, Wear experienced first-hand the highs and lows of working as a Christian in government.

From the central role of Christians in achievements such as the adoption tax credit and directing the president's attention to human trafficking to the religious controversies and tensions that defined much of the president's time in office, Reclaiming Hope gives an unvarnished account of life inside the most powerful office in the world.

At a time when large numbers of thoughtful Christians argue for a withdrawal from participation in public institutions, Wear uses his experience at the white-hot center of civic life to show how and why Christians must be involved in every aspect of cultural life—even if failures seem to outnumber successes—while working on behalf of the nation's common good.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Stu Gray narrates this insightful audiobook as if he were the author himself. You can hear his incredulity as he recounts meeting Senator Obama and his surprise and awe at finding himself in the White House, one of the youngest staffers. Later, the listener feels his sadness and regret as things don’t go the way he had hoped. Through it all, Gray narrates with the tone of hope that one would expect. His ability to deliver this work with zeal makes this timely and welcome resource easy listening.” AudioFile
“A pre-Trump book with serious questions for our politics in the age of Trump…More necessary than ever before.” Sojourners
“Should be read by Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, and all who are concerned by the state of our politics.” Kirsten Powers, USA Today columnist and CNN political analyst

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Author Bio: Michael Wear

Author Bio: Michael Wear

Michael Wear is the founder of Public Square Strategies LLC, a consulting firm that helps businesses, nonprofits, foundations, and Christian organizations at the intersection of faith, politics, and culture. He directed faith outreach for President Obama’s historic 2012 re-election campaign and was one of the youngest White House staffers in modern American history, leading evangelical outreach and helping manage the White House’s engagement on religious and values issues, including adoption and anti-human trafficking efforts. He holds an honorary position at the University of Birmingham’s Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion and serves on the national board of Bethany Christian Services.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 6.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English