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New York Times and Hartford Courant

Peter Steinfels in The New York Times yesterday wrote a very nice piece on my book . What I appreciate so much about the piece is that Steinfels captures what I the book is really about:

“As much as it is a story about politics, it is also a story about faith. ‘I set out to write a spiritual book,’ Mr. Kuo insists, and ‘Tempting Faith’ turns out to be an engrossing piece of religious autobiography and a revealing, sometimes unnerving window into evangelical Christian culture.”


Another review in the Hartford Courant seems to understand the book even better. Susan Campbell writes, “This coming-of-age story is intriguing, written as it is by a man who saw the faith of the White House from a unique perspective. The insights of David Kuo, True Believer–and former deputy director of the White House’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives–are brutally frank. He does not spare the workings of the White House (though he always maintains a respectful tone in regard to the president) and he certainly doesn’t spare himself.”

The story is getting out!

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posted October 30, 2006 at 1:44 am

Kuo should just let go and just curse you dumb fundies like the dogs you are…

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posted October 30, 2006 at 4:27 am

It’s encouraging to read responses from people who’ve *actually read* your book. Thank you David Kuo for spreading the good news.

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posted October 30, 2006 at 6:53 am

Have any of you ever thought that the terrible triplets of monotheism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, are all based on torture? No matter how their practitioners may say they feel about torture, they’re all perfectly happy to accept the fact that their supposedly loving deity tortures most of humanity for all eternity for whatever sins happen to strike its fancy. The obedience of the believers is coerced by the threat of eternal torture.

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posted October 30, 2006 at 7:00 am

Thank you David Kuo for spreading the good news. Tenoch The good news that evengelicals are nuts?

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posted October 30, 2006 at 7:48 am

Ken Melhman, head of the national GOP, is a sodomite.

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posted October 30, 2006 at 9:26 am

Get thee behind me, SATAN! HEAL!! I said, HEEEEAL!!

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posted October 30, 2006 at 12:21 pm

Grasshopper do you hear that sound? Yes Master, it is as you told me, the answer to the koan: It is the sound of one man ranting.

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Shelley Appel

posted October 30, 2006 at 4:14 pm

I noticed on 6o Minutes there was a clip where it showed several non profit boothes and none focused on poverty. New Focus is a non profit focusing on training the church to help people in generational and situational poverty (not just hand out. What is the best course to try to acquire funding for faith based orgs? Sounds like there is much to be had,but what is stopping the flow? Most non profits truly are hurting financially because of loss of donations and increase of people in need.

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