Friday, September 5, 2008

Factoids from "The Faith of Barack Obama"

Michael Hyatt, CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, made an offer to bloggers to send a free copy of The Faith of Barack Obama in exchange for their agreement to write a book review. He did not require that the reviews be positive. Since I knew that Barack Obama said he is a Christian, I was curious about his faith. Michael Hyatt’s blog links to all the other bloggers’ posts. If you are interested in reading other bloggers reviews, click here.

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Obama has won more Grammy awards (two, for the recordings of his books Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope) than Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley combined (zero). (P. xx)

Should Barack lose the presidential race in 2008, he can run for office as often as he likes for the next twenty-four years and still be younger than John McCain. (p. xxii)

If Obama ascends to the presidency, he will be the first American president to do so having not been raised in a Christian home. (p.2)

Elected to the U.S. Senate, Obama was assigned the same desk that Robert F. Kennedy used, the culmination of a political journey begun forty years to the day after Kennedy was sworn in on January 4, 1965. (p.xxi)

Obama voted in the Illinois senate against the Induced Infant Liability Act, which sought the same treatment for babies who survived abortions as was routinely provided for babies born premature and thus given lifesaving medication attention. A federal bill—called the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act—became law. The National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), one of the nation’s most powerful pro-abortion advocacy organizations, issued a statement declaring, “NARAL does not oppose passage of the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. State Senator Obama voted against the Illinois version. (pp. 96-97)

His rating by the National Abortion Rights Action League? 100 percent.
His rating by the American Civil Liberties Union? Around 80 percent.
His rating by American Conservative Union? Always in single digits. (p. xxii)

Obama’s grandmother rose to become the first female vice president of the Bank of Hawaii and did so without a college degree, an astonishing achievement for a woman in that era. (p. 10)

Obama’s biological father, Barack Obama, Sr. was sent abroad by his government to study on a scholarship created for rising leaders for Jomo Kenyatta’s Kenya. (p.10)

Barack Obama Sr. rejected the Muslim faith of his youth just as he rejected the babblings of all witch doctors. (p. 11)

Barack Obama Sr. was married in a Kenyan village ceremony long before he met Ann and already had other children. (p. 11)

Barack Obama Sr. and Ann Dunham conceived Barack Obama out of wedlock and married when she was six-months pregnant. (p.11)

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