The tireless lobbying and coalition building of evangelical politician William Wilberforce led ultimately to the abolition of British slavery in 1833. Pollock's classic brilliantly portrays Wilberforce as the soul of Christian statecraft, the heroic champion of a biblical cause in an unforgiving age.

A Christian Manifesto
Francis A. Schaeffer (Crossway)

First published in the 1980s, Schaeffer's classic is a declaration of Christian intent in the face of encroaching statism. Even if it had not been updated for the 21st century, it would still be a vital expression of activist biblical faith and righteous principles confronting secular culture.

Missionary for Freedom: The Life & Times of Walter Judd
Lee Edwards (Paragon House)

Walter Judd was a medical missionary to China in the 1930s, a U.S. congressman in the 1940s, an anticommunist activist in the 1950s, and a leading conservative elder statesman until his death in 1994. As someone who endeavored always to serve biblical truth, he has much to teach Christians in the political sphere today.

Idols for Destruction: The Conflict of Christian Faith and American Culture
Herbert Schlossberg (Crossway)

Schlossberg gave us a timeless exposition of the biblical worldview in conflict with the false gods of Western culture. From the secular religion of politics to the secular religion of modern psychology, idols fall in this book like Dagon at the threshold of his temple.

Politics—According to the Bible: A Comprehensive Resource for Understanding Modern Political Issues in Light of Scripture
Wayne Grudem (Zondervan)

This is just what we need: a seasoned theologian expounding biblical truth to inform our political thinking. Although we might disagree with Grudem on some issues, he sharpens ...

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