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Praise for Rebuilding America
In the first-century church, the Great Commission was fulfilled without much in the way of resources or technology. Today we have plenty of both, but the Great Commission remains unfulfilled. Why? Could it be one of strategy and emphasis? This book looks at that factor in great detail. Emphasizing reaching political leaders for Christ was something they did then that we don’t do now. This book makes the case for that. A must read for those interested not only in missions, but in changing the direction of a nation.
US Senator Steve Daines, Montana
The church often ignores its key task to speak the love of Christ to a world in desperate need. Ralph Drollinger challenges the church to do first things first, which he defends Biblically to mean sharing God’s love with leaders. Most of the Old Testament was written to political leaders, by political leaders, or about political leaders. Paul’s mission took him to capitols all over the known world. Prophets throughout the Bible challenge leaders to righteousness. God cares about leaders and how their leadership affects people; maybe it is time we start to care about God’s work with leaders as well. Ralph Drollinger lays out the Biblical path for those who want to follow Christ as you mentor leaders.
US Senator James Lankford, Oklahoma
When City Council Members are strong in Christ, the course of our nation reflects that; the opposite is true also. In Rebuilding America, if what is stated here is emphasized by church leaders, the aforementioned will occur. This book contains the best way—albeit long term—for the Church to positively influence and impact the State.
US Congressman Scott Garrett, New Jersey, 5th District
In Rebuilding America, Ralph Drollinger makes a compelling case for the pressing mission of reaching our nation’s political leaders—both at the state and national levels—with the transformative news of the Gospel. Ralph’s ministry has encouraged my personal spiritual life, and I pray this book will help spark a movement to restore our nation.
US Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Minnesota, 6th District
Rebuilding America challenges church leaders to begin discipling government leaders. That is what my good friend Ralph Drollinger means when he says “first things first.” One of the tangential results is this: the Member’s Bible Study Ralph Drollinger teaches on Capitol Hill gives members of Congress a core theological foundation derived from an in-depth, exegetical analysis of Scripture itself by which to weigh and measure the critical policy issues and decisions they face in Congress. It is next to impossible to build or rebuild any nation without this necessary component.
US Congressman Trent Franks, Arizona, 8th District
Rebuilding America takes the reader on an insightful overview of the Bible’s teachings and examples of the importance of ministering to “kings and those who are in authority” (1 Timothy 2:14). Drollinger serves as a kind of tour guide as we journey through Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation, and from Abraham to the millennial kingdom, pointing out the many instances in which God’s people both prayed for and witnessed to the political leaders of the nations. In short, Rebuilding America is a much-needed wakeup call for all of us to place our evangelistic and discipleship efforts “first of all” where the Bible places them.
Larry Pettegrew, Th.D., Provost, Shepherds Theological Seminary, Cary, No. Carolina
This is a small book with a large and powerful message. The central focus of this significant volume may surprise you and will certainly bless you. The Lord has given Ralph Drollinger unusual insights to an often-ignored, cutting-edge approach to advancing the good news of the Gospel. This is a book you will not want to miss!
Dr. Paul Cedar, Chairman, Mission America Coalition, Palm Desert, California
It has been said that if the Apostle Paul were alive today, he would travel to Washington, DC, our nation’s political capital, and to New York City, our nation’s cultural capital, in order to make disciples for Christ. In an age when many Christians have written off any type of involvement with politics, here comes a welcome update of Ralph Drollinger’s book, Rebuilding America. This book demonstrates the need for Christians to present Christ everywhere, even in Washington, DC.
Jerry Newcombe, D.Min., Christian Author, TV Producer, Columnist, Radio Host, Florida
In an era of heated political debate that often includes deep-seated personal animosity, Rebuilding America provides a fresh, and much needed, wind of grace and truth. My friend, Ralph Drollinger, has challenged us to keep first things first by engaging community and national leaders for the sake of the Gospel, not simply our political agendas. I am eager to see how the landscape of the church’s political involvement will shift as more followers of Christ engage our leaders with Christlike tranquility, quietness, godliness, and dignity! Ralph is right. Only when this shift occurs will we see God rebuild America!
Shawn Thornton, Senior Pastor, Calvary Community Church, Westlake Village, California; Bible Teacher, All Things New Radio
Drollinger makes a compelling Biblical case for why it should be a priority for Christians to evangelize those in public office. Anyone truly concerned about transforming America should read this book.
Brad Dacus, President, Pacific Justice Institute, California
Citizenship is one of our God-given Christian responsibilities. Drollinger has given us a clear blueprint to effective American citizenship when he urges us to prioritize sharing Christ with leaders in government, not because their souls are more precious than others, but rather because they have enhanced influence to share Christ with others and to affect government policy. And he supports his contention with numerous Biblical examples and citations, often using the original languages to clarify his message.
Those who wish to be “salt and light” in the world will benefit greatly from Pastor Drollinger’s Rebuilding America.
John A. Eidsmoe, Colonel (MS), Mississippi State Guard; Senior Counsel, Foundation for Moral Law; Alabama Pastor, Association of Free Lutheran Congregations
While it may be politically correct for Christians to remain quiet and subdued in regards to reaching government officials, it is not Biblically correct.
Ralph Drollinger, in his book Rebuilding America, provides a Scripture-based strategy for every follower of Christ. I wish every pastor and every person who cared about America would read this timely message. Will you engage and will you accept your God-given assignment to be disciple makers of local and national political leaders?
Dudley C. Rutherford, Senior Pastor, Shepherd of the Hills Churches, California
In the mid 1970s, there were concerted attempts to get believers and churches involved in government in order to change the trajectory of our nation, yet our national direction continued to spiral downward. Could it be that instead of focusing on the inanimate institution of government that we should rather have focused on evangelizing and discipling the hearts of our leaders? Drollinger makes a powerful, exegetically based argument for this adjustment in our thinking, and provides a plan to birth 1,000s of new ministries in city and county governments nationwide to bring health back to our nation. This is the same truth affirmed long ago by William Penn, the founder of government in Pennsylvania, who acknowledged that it is good hearts that produce good laws and bring good government.
David Barton, Founder and President, WallBuilders
As a student of God’s Word, I learned that New Testament saints were charged to carry the name of Jesus to all peoples, including governmental leaders. As a pastor, I saw our church impact our community and state by reaching elected and appointed governmental leaders. Now I am privileged to join my friend Ralph Drollinger as I lead the cooperative work of the 450 churches of the Northwest Baptist Convention to actively engage Public Servants with the Gospel and Biblical exposition. We need to be developing up-and-coming Public Servants for Christ everywhere!
Randy Adams, Exec. Dir. Treas., Northwest Baptist Convention