I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening)


Reviewed by: Tim Pietz, Professional Writing student at Taylor University, Upland, IN.

 


Introduction

Title: I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening)

Authors: Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers

Publisher: Nelson Books (HarperCollins)

Publication Date: February 5, 2019

Format: Paperback

Length: 189 pages

OVERVIEW

You know the fear. You’re having a casual conversation with a coworker, enjoying a slice of pie at a family reunion, or having coffee with a friend—but then, politics. Maybe you laugh it off and change the subject. Maybe you brace yourself for the fight. Maybe you raise a warning hand and say, “Let’s not go there.”

But what if our political conversations were actually conversations? What if there was more to living out political convictions than bashing the other party? In fact, what if there was more to politics than what party you support? In I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening), Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers—friends from opposite sides of the political aisle—share practical advice on healthy political dialogue.

Holland and Silvers write in a clear, conversational style supporting their ideas with relevant personal and political examples. Each chapter succinctly makes a point and logically progresses to the next. Most importantly, the content is excellent. Holland and Silvers take a step away from the Democrat-Republican war and explore issues with compassion, respect, and nuance—and they teach you how to build that same mindset. I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening) gives readers the materials to build bridges during a divisive time.

ASSESSMENT

ASSESSMENT

Rating: 4 out of 5

 Suggested Audience

Anyone interested in the political conversation, but particularly women and Christians.

Christian Impact

Faith should direct the way we engage politics, not just our stances on politics.

 

 

 


Interested in reviewing a book, movie, album, or other type of media for our website? We would love to hear from you! Find out more about how to submit media reviews.

About Evangelical Church Library Association

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

No comments yet... Be the first to leave a reply!

Leave a Comment, Question, or Suggestion

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: