A Mucky Business

A Mucky Business

Why Christians Should Get Involved In Politics

In A Mucky Business, Tim Farron, former Leader of the Liberal Democrats, explores and defends why Christian faith and politics should not only mix, but must actively engage with each other!

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Many Christians are nervous about politics - isn't the political world murky and sleazy, a den of deceit and backstairs deals? At the same time, the image of Christians in politics isn’t great either – often seen as judgemental hypocrites, intolerant and hateful control freaks... shouldn't this mean that faith and politics should be kept firmly apart?

In A Mucky Business, Tim Farron, former Leader of the Liberal Democrats Party and friends, explore and defend why Christianity and politics should and must work together. If Christians are to love their neighbours, they need to engage with the issues that affect everyone. Why should Christians leave their beliefs at the door when they enter public life? No one else does!

Tim Farron shares his experience as the UK’s best known Christian MP and draws on case studies from across the political spectrum. Many of these case studies come from his successful A Mucky Business podcast. Demonstrating that it’s possible to be both a Christian and to step into the political world with confidence.

A Mucky Business will both inspired and better equip christians to care about politics, pray knowledgeably, and engage with politics effectively.

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Contributors Tim Farron
ISBN 9781789744446
Format Paperback
First published November 2022
Dimensions 129mm x 198mm x 15mm
Weight 0.19 kg
Language English
Pages 208
Publisher IVP

Mark Vickers

Author of 'God in Number 10'

Why should Christians engage in politics? Because Christ calls us to be salt of the earth, light of the world. Love of God and love of neighbour mean we are to get involved. Rooted in Scripture and prayer, this book brilliantly explains what that looks like in practice, how we can be compassionate without compromise in the fundamentals. It is part of a tradition that calls us to be 'the King's good servant, but God's first' (Thomas More).

Rob Hutton

Parliamentary Sketchwriter, Critic Magazine

A frank, thought-provoking challenge to Christians to get involved with the world around them, whether through neighborhood projects or national politics.

Paul Wooley

CEO, the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity

This book offers a refreshingly honest, brave, insightful and reasoned account of Christian engagement in politics. It avoids being either naive or cynical. It draws on outstanding scholarship and provides practical wisdom. It not only argues that the gospel relates to all of life, including politics, but considers the challenges and opportunities of taking such a claim seriously. Politics is indeed a mucky business, and one in which we must play our part if we are serious about loving God and loving our neighbours as ourselves.

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