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

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



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


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.



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.




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