Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | April 21, 2011

‘The Faith and Values of Sarah Palin’ Review

Few people outside of Alaska had ever heard of Sarah Palin when Senator John McCain announced her as his running mate.  Today, it is rare to find someone who does not recognize her and doesn’t have an opinion, either favorable or unfavorable, about her, her politics and her faith.

Stephen Mansfield and David A. Holland have examined her life and faith and wrote about it in “The Faith and Values of Sarah Palin.”  Her remarkable rise in politics was motivated by her faith and desire to fulfill what she believes is God’s plan and purpose for her life.  She upholds the values of honesty and integrity in her personal and political life which is why she has become a target for liberals and conservatives alike.

Never swerving from her faith or her beliefs in doing the right thing, Palin does not bow down to pressure or criticism.  She stands firm on the issues she believes are important and refuses to backdown.

The purpose of Mansfield’s and Holland’s book is to open our eyes to who we are as a nation and where we are heading.  Palin may never serve as our Commander-in-Chief, but she will continue to influence our politics and belief systems.

You have probably already heard many of the stories exposed in this book, but you will get the background information surrounding them.  Not so much a biography of Palin’s life as it is about her political biography.  The authors give the reasons behind Palin’s decisions to enter politics as well as the reasons behind some of her famous political decisions.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I won this book from Goodreads. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”



  1. Thanks for the review. I tend to disagree with your assessment of her, though. I don’t know how leaving your job in the middle of the term is “doing the right thing” and “standing firm in your beliefs”.

    I think she’s a good person. I’m just not sure that she’s an effective leader.

    But, again, I do appreciate your review. I probably wouldn’t have chosen this book to read, but now I just might add it to my list.

    • Thanks for your comment.

  2. Monique, I think only Sarah Palin and God knows if she obeyed Him and therefore, did the right thing. For the State of AK, she probably did do the right thing because she was so harassed, hounded and hindered by people wanting to “catch her” that AK would have sourly lost out on having an Executive leader that could focus on AK needs instead of running around and spending so much money refuting, answering and defending the attacks. She got out of the way so AK could return to being a State instead of it being a follow Palin circus!

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