Saturday, September 27, 2008

Sarah Palin: A Biography

I could not put down the book "Sarah: How A Hockey Mom Turned Alaska's Political Establishment Upside Down" by Kaylene Johnson.

It was very interesting to learn of the nurturing, loving and disciplined home in which she grew up.  Learning of her interest in sports, her relationships with her siblings and her Christian faith was very inspiring to me trying to raise children who love the Lord.

Equally as interesting were the stories of her adult life in politics.  I learned a lot of the political machine in Alaska and the gutsy ways in which Sarah Palin confronted corruption and injustice.

A relatively short book (155 pages), the book also includes a section of black and white photos of Sarah Palin and her family from her youth.

Published by a regional house that specializes in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, the book's author is from Alaska and relied on interviews with Sarah's friends and family among others to compile this book.

I would recommend this book for all who would like to approach the upcoming election with a well-rounded view of all the candidates.

As a Christian mom, I will certainly be praying for wisdom about this election.  I would urge all other Christians to seek God's wisdom as well and not rely exclusively on any other sources without seeking Him.

1 comment:

joy! said...

You might also be interested in the newest bio on Gov. Palin. Titled "Sarah Palin: A New Kind of Leader" by Joe Hilley. Published by Zondervan. Takes a look at ten key leadership characteristics and why she's qualified to be VP. Forward by Chuck Colson. Great book.