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Died: David Kuo, 'Tempting Faith' Author and Leader-Turned-Critic of Bush-Era Faith Office

Kuo wrote about disillusionment in his 2006 memoir, Tempting Faith.

David Kuo, best known for being a leader-turned-critic of former President George W. Bush's faith-based partnerships, died Friday night of brain cancer. He was 44.

Posted on his Facebook page:

Last night at 10:25 our beloved David found his reward in heaven, with his savior Jesus Christ. With a peaceful last breath, he won his courageous 10-year battle against brain cancer. We will celebrate his life at Forest Hill Church in Charlotte, next Wednesday morning. He is so incredibly loved and will be deeply missed every day.

Time magazine's Joe Klein offered one of the first tributes:

How do I tell you about David? He was the sweetest of God's creatures, and among the wisest, too. He was a man of faith, rather than of religion. He called himself a Follower of Jesus. Many of his friends had ministries, but David's church truly had no walls.I met him about 17 years ago. He was an evangelical conservative in those days—and still was, in the truest sense, as his soul left his body, although political ...
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