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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Book Review and Giveaway: The Faith of Mike Pence by Leslie Montgomery On Tour with Celebrate Lit

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About the Book


Book: The Faith of Mike Pence
Author: Leslie Montgomery
Genre: Biography, religious, political
Release Date: August 6, 2019
Several books have been published about Vice President Mike Pence, but none have touched upon what may be the most fascinating aspect of our nation’s second in command: his deep faith.
The Faith of Mike Pence offers an intimate look at the man who calls himself “a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order.”
Author Leslie Montgomery details Pence’s spiritual journey and examines how the vice president’s commitment to Christ has been a key component in his life as a husband, father, and public servant. Montgomery examines Pence’s encounters with politicos and evangelistic leaders such as James Dobson and Charles Lake. She shows the role of Pence’s faith in running for various offices, implementing faith-based initiatives, and responding to 9/11, the war in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the infamous Anthrax scare in Congress that directly affected him.
The Faith of Mike Pence is a powerful account of one of the most conservative vice presidents in American history, with exclusive interviews and insightful commentary from friends, family, and colleagues. It is a serious and moving reflection about one of America’s most admired and respected politicians.

Click here to grab your copy.

About the Author

Leslie Montgomery is the author and ghostwriter of over a dozen books. She is best known for writing the spiritual biography, The Faith of Condoleezza Rice, when Rice was serving our nation as secretary of state in the George W. Bush administration.
Leslie has been a writer for Focus on the Family for more than twenty years and is the former director of publications for the American Association of Christian Counselors.
She is also the founder of Yeshu’a Ministries, with the goal of helping people gain a better and closer relationship with the Lord through her writing, speaking, and teaching ministry. She has traveled to churches and conferences around the world through her evangelical ministry, sharing the Word of God.
Leslie has four children and six grandchildren. She resides in Boise, Idaho

More from Leslie

Leslie Montgomery
In 2006, I wrote and released The Faith of Condoleezza Rice, know-ing it might be years before I published another book. My husband and I were undergoing fertility treatments and vowed that if I got pregnant, I’d take a few years off of working outside the home to raise my children until they were in school full-time. Well, I did get pregnant and we had two children in the span of two-and-a-half years.
In early summer 2017, with two kids getting ready to start school again, I prayed and asked God to send me a new book contract; it was time to get back into the thick of things. Two weeks later, I dreamt that I was to write The Faith of Mike Pence. The truth is, neither he nor his faith were even on my radar. I got out of bed and began doing a little research. I wrote a book proposal for different publishers and began to accumulate a list of people I hoped to interview.
My overall goal with this book is not to set the vice president up as a spiritual hero, but to show the heart of the real man—as a Christian, husband, father, and politician. In doing so, I tried to allow his own words and those of his family, friends, and colleagues tell his story while I served as a conduit to weave it together. My prayer is that it inspires, encourages, and challenges you.    —Leslie Montgomery

My Thoughts

One of my most favorite things to read is biographies/memoirs/etc on how people go to where they are. I read presidential/VP biographies for fun. I was excited to get the chance to review this title - since I minored in religion in undergrad.  This book was a wonderful read focusing on our Nation's Vice-President and his trust in God. One of the things that I love is that it tells how God has guided him throughout his entire childhood, teen years, adulthood and politics. I love how he has stayed true to his faith. One of my favorite things that he has said is: "“I’m a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order.” In a world that has turned their back on God - this book shows that good Godly men still exist. 

Some of his political beliefs are discussed - but not dwelled on. This book is more of a reflection to how God has been a constant in his life. I love that he even admits, that he is far from perfect - and that God's love is perfect. 

This book made my heart happy. 

I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit blogging program -- all thoughts are my own. 

Blog Stops

CarpeDiem, August 19
Mary Hake, August 20
Genesis 5020, August 21
Vicky Sluiter, August 22
Moments, August 23
A Reader’s Brain, August 24
Texas Book-aholic, August 28
janicesbookreviews, August 29


To celebrate her tour, Leslie is giving away a grand prize package of a $20 Starbucks gift card, hardcover copy of The Faith of Mike Pence, and Faith and Freedom Adult Coloring Book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries. Click the link below to enter.


  1. Wonderful review! I'm looking forward to reading this one. Thank you for being part of the tour.

  2. Mr. Pence is awesome and I love his faith. Thank you for sharing about this book.

  3. Your review was so positive; I enjoyed it. Mike Pence was our governor and I've been impressed with him since then. I love seeing how he has stayed true to his faith, even in the pressure cooker of Washington.