One believer's struggle to reconcile his faith and the Far Right
"It's rare to find a book on topics such as religion or politics that isn't motivated by us-vs.-them tribalism or political agenda, but Welch has found a way to bridge the divide to invite honest discussion and reflection in both areas.
"Whether you're a lifelong conservative who is praying for Trump to run in 2024, or a never-Trumper who would see that as the final trumpet being sounded prior to the apocalypse, you're sure to find the heartfelt and honest conversations from Welch's boots-on-the-ground approach to unpacking the changes in American Evangelicalism both helpful and thought-provoking."
— Belt of Truth Ministries
"Will speak to many hearts as it is meant to, not as an attack but as encouragement."
"Wonderful. Deeply researched, brilliantly written, and fearless."
—Faris Cassell, award-winning author of 'The Unanswered Letter'
"Bob Welch exemplifies the biblical wisdom of being quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger. His carefully researched, cool-headed, and balanced treatment of several controversial issues dominating our day helps to restore integrity and credibility to what it means to be a follower of Jesus. Welch’s gospel-centered wisdom is a great encouragement to me."
—Dr. Ben Cross, Lead Teaching Pastor, First Baptist Church, Eugene, Oregon
—Jane Kirkpatrick, New York Times Best-Selling Author
"For decades, I'd been quietly complicit. Then, in June 2016, I prayed a prayer that triggered a major refocusing of my faith. It was as if I'd assumed that wherever the motorcycle of faith ventured, the sidecard of 'Far Right' had to come along. I no longer believe that."
— From "Cross Purposes" by Bob Welch
BOB WELCH is the author of more than two dozen books, including "American Nightingale," an Oregon Book Award-finalist; "The Wizard of Foz," Track & Field Writers of America's 2019 Book of the Year; and, his latest, "Saving My Enemy: How Two WWII Soldiers Fought Against Each Other and Later Forged a Friendship That Saved Their Lives."
Welch has spoken from coast to coast, inspiring audiences through
people's he's written about: the magic of reconciliation; the pebble-in-the-water power of one individual with a heart for others; and the great things that happen when we dare to resist the pack and go our own ways.
As a columnist at "The Register-Guard" in Eugene, Oregon, he twice won National Society of Newspaper Columnist awards for the country's best column.for papers 100,000-circulation and below.
Saving My Enemy
Portland: KOIN TV's Jenny Hensson's 3-minute overview of the "Saving My Enemy story."
Astoria: In Don Malarkey's hometown, Mike Francis calls Welch's book "a story that brings a note of grace to perhaps the greatest tragedy of the 20th century."
Chicago: A 15-minute radio interview with AM 506 host Dan Proft about Welch's new book, "Saving My Enemy."
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