Tuesday, April 09, 2019

I Think You're Wrong By Sarah Stewart Holland Review

I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening)A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversation
By Sarah Stewart Holland & Beth A. Silvers

More than ever, politics seems driven by conflict and anger. People sitting together in pews every Sunday have started to feel like strangers, loved ones at the dinner table like enemies. Toxic political dialogue, hate-filled rants on social media, and agenda-driven news stories have become the new norm. It’s exhausting, and it’s too much.

In I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening), two working moms from opposite ends of the political spectrum contend that there is a better way. They believe that we can

choose to respect the dignity of every person,
choose to recognize that issues are nuanced and can’t be reduced to political talking points,
choose to listen in order to understand,
choose gentleness and patience.

Sarah from the left and Beth from the right invite those looking for something better than the status quo to pull up a chair and listen to the principles, insights, and practical tools they have learned hosting their fast-growing podcast Pantsuit Politics. As impossible as it might seem, people from opposing political perspectives truly can have calm, grace-­filled conversations with one another—by putting relationship before policy and understanding before argument.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  I know never to talk politics with most people because it can really turn into something ugly even if I try to agree with them.  I think everyone has an opinion and set mind and so instead of listening to each other everyone seems to just be talking. The book shares on a hard topic and keeps everything neutral.  I know that even after some people read it they may still not bother to take notice of anything that could be helpful that the authors are putting out. If you can read this book without feeling like you should be arguing a point, then this is going to be a great gift.   

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