“Be The People,” by Carol M. Swain (A Review)


To be sure, Be the People by Carol M. Swain is a political book. Ms. Swain writes from a solidly conservative and solidly Christian view point.  My interest was piqued when I learned a bit about Ms. Swain’s background from her website, Carolmswain.com. She has experienced childhood poverty, being a high school drop-out, and a teenage mother, yet found a way to overcome her obstacles and writes now as a Vanderbilt University Law Professor and accomplished writer.

The book is fascinating in its own right. Swain does a fantastic job of fleshing out the positions held by conservatives with Christian values.  She does a great job providing the facts while maintaining a journalistic edge making the book both easy to read and informative.

Generally speaking both conservatives and liberals overstate and oversimplify issues.  I was glad to see in that in this book Swain went through great rigors to avoid oversimplifying and overstating.  I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to gain insight into the political system and reasoning from the conservative side of the issues.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson as part of the BookSneeze program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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