This was too good not to share. Debi Crouch, a Texas evangelical, was a Rick Perry supporter who was skeptical of Gov. Romney. Here’s her take after reading our new book:
Let me start by saying that I am one of “them.”
I am a born-again-Bible-believing-six-day-creation-virgin-birth-Jesus-really-walked-on-the-water Christian. I began my journey as a follower of Jesus in my mid-twenties. I have spent most of my time as a Christian in a Southern Baptist Church. On more than one occasion I have had a speaker in that church come prepared with supporting books/videos etc to teach us that Mormons (and other various “odd” religions) were a cult. My own experience with Mormons was while living in Southern Idaho for my husband’s job. They were nice to us, but they never made us feel welcome. We thought they were “weird.”
So when Mitt Romney ran in 2008, I dismissed him. I paid him no mind whatsoever and it didn’t matter to me much because I was completely behind the candidacy of one of “my own” in Mike Huckabee (who I continue to have great respect for). When this newest election cycle began I still paid Romney no mind. He’s a Mormon, in my mind that eliminated him (and many if not most of my friends felt the same way). I didn’t bother to do any research, that was all I needed to know (much like Nancy’s attitude in the outset of her story). Then I watched (in disgust) as my Governor attacked Romney for his wealth and work in the free market. It really hit a nerve with me that a Republican (albeit a Republican who has never worked for anyone outside his Government) would attack capitalism!
So I decided to find out more about Romney as a candidate. I decided that I was not looking at him holistically. I decided I was a bigot. I googled “why should a Christian vote for Mitt Romney” and I found the French’s book. I had already read all the reasons why I shouldn’t vote for him, now I was ready to read something about why I should. What a concept! A fair and balanced approach to my thinking! Whoo hoo. I got the Kindle app for my iPhone. I sat down to read the book. And an hour and a half later I was finished. Two things happened.
One – the Holy Spirit convicted me of my hard heart.
Two – I considered Mitt Romney a viable candidate for all the good he can do to turn this country around. From there I read everything I could find online, magazines, etc to support (or discredit if that should happen) the French’s position. I can happily report in this review that between God’s prompting in my life to open my heart and mind and the information I got from this book, I am a Romney supporter! I’m not just a “well anybody but Obama so it might as well be Romney” supporter. I am a bumper-sticker and t-shirt Romney supporter. He’s my guy.
Now – I will say this…did anything I read change my mind about Romney’s Mormonism? No. I still do not consider the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints a true Christian church. But that is a different discussion. The question here is are we going to let religion (the freedom for which this great country was founded) keep us from electing the most qualified candidate for the job this November.
Are you an evangelical Christian looking for a candidate? Buy this book — it’s only $2.99! — and give Gov. Romney a try!