The 2016 election of Donald J. Trump exposed a deep divide in American politics and culture, one that pollsters and pundits didn’t seem to realize was there. But Trump did, and he used it to his advantage in ways that surprised nearly everyone, even those who voted for him.

Now the New York Times bestselling author of The Faith of George W. Bush and The Faith of Barack Obama turns his pen toward the Trump phenomenon. Through meticulous research and personal interviews, Stephen Mansfield uncovers who Trump’s spiritual influences have been and explains why Christian conservatives were attracted to this unlikely candidate—a man whose proclamation of faith during the presidential campaign ran counter to the tone of his prior life—and the repercussions of that choice.


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Praise for other Books by Stephen Mansfield

“I think this is a game-changing book. A really, really powerful book.”

—Glenn Beck

“Every voter in the country should read this book!”

—Dave Ramsey, New York Times bestselling author; nationally syndicated radio show host

“This is an important book. . . . I wish everyone could have read this book ten years ago. At least read it now.”

—Eric Metaxas

“Stephen Mansfield’s latest book takes on one of the most common points of contention in the news today: religion. He’s demanding that candidates come clean on their beliefs before they get to the Oval Office. He’s right, and he makes his case in a unique, fascinating manner that is rich in American history.”

—Brian Kilmeade, FOX News

“Mansfield makes a persuasive case for why it’s both important and appropriate to expect candidates for president of the United States to be open and detailed about their personal religious journeys and beliefs.”

—Jim Wallis, New York Times bestselling author; president of Sojourners; editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine

“You must read this perceptive and well-written book.”

—Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“You will be thrilled, disturbed, and astounded, but ultimately inspired and uplifted.”

—Rabbi Daniel Lapin

“Mansfield’s approach is neither partisan nor partial to a particular aspect of religion. Stephen Mansfield challenges both voters and the media to ask the right questions.”

—Dr. Joel C. Hunter, former senior pastor of Northland Church


Meet Stephen Mansfield

Stephen Mansfield is the New York Times bestselling author of The Faith of George W. Bush, The Faith of Barack Obama, Lincoln’s Battle with God, and The Character and Greatness of Winston Churchill. Founder of The Mansfield Group, a media training firm, he is also an in-demand speaker and consultant. He holds a doctorate in history and literature and makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee, and Washington, DC, with his wife, Beverly.

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