Called to Freedom
Six libertarian Christians explore why you can be Christian and libertarian.
Do you consider yourself a libertarian and a Christian? If so, have you ever experienced a tension between your political philosophy and your faith? You are not alone! Many of us have. In fact, that tension is so real that much of society tells us something must be wrong. There is an active debate among Christians about the role of libertarians and among libertarians about the role of Christians.
Do you consider yourself a libertarian and a Christian? If so, have you ever experienced a tension between your political philosophy and your faith?
You are not alone! Many of us have. In fact, that tension is so real that much of society tells us something must be wrong. There is an active debate among Christians about the role of libertarians and among libertarians about the role of Christians.
That’s what this book is about.
Written by six friends who all identify as libertarian Christians, this book explores the tension between libertarianism and Christianity and offers encouragement to people who find themselves caught between the two.
How can I help?
- Help make this project happen! Check out the perks.
- Share the campaign with your friends and family. Do you know others in your church, community group, or family who might be interested in supporting this project?
- Share why you are a libertarian Christian! Use #CalledToFreedom to discuss the book on social media, follow the progress of the fundraising campaign, and delve into these ideas.
Foreword by Dr. Norman Horn
Introduction by Elise Daniel
Chapter 1: Can I Be A Libertarian Christian? by Jacqueline Isaacs
Chapter 2: What Does the Bible Say About Government? by Jason Hughey
Chapter 3: Cool It—You Don’t Have to be a Libertine by Taylor Barkley
Chapter 4: Bards With Breadcrumbs—Optimists With A Story to Tell by Leah Hughey
Chapter 5: The State is No Savior by Philip Luca
Afterword by Elise Daniel
While all of the authors of this book have written blog posts, op-eds, and articles professionally for years, none of us have ever published a book. We want this book to be as successful as possible, and that means recognizing where we need help. The professionals we have hired (out of our pockets) and hope to hire with the funds from this campaign include the following:
- Substantive editors (to make sure we make sense and don’t sound like crazy people!)
- Copy editors (we did our best, but no one is perfect)
- Digital and Print Typesetter (to make the book readable)
We also hope to promote the book through the following ways:
- Authors speaking at Christians for Liberty Conference (August 2016)
- Social Media promotion
- Donating copies of the book to school groups and book clubs
When we calculated how much each of these should cost, factor in how much printing the books should cost, and then subtract the Indiegogo fees, we think $8,000 will achieve our goals. We’ll keep you posted every step of the way!
We’ll introduce each of ourselves through the updates, but you can start by following each of us on Twitter!
Taylor Barkley: @TooTallor
Elise Daniel: @EliseAmyxDaniel
Jason Hughey: @JL_Hughey
Leah Hughey: too busy hanging out with Reepicheep to tweet
Jacqueline Isaacs: @Jacque_Isaacs
Philip Luca: @PhilipLuca
Called to Freedom: Why You Can Be Christian & Libertarian will be published byResource Publications, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers.