SAVAGE ON FAITH
Talk radio kingpin Michael Savage is the first to point out that his newest book is not standard “religious” writing, though it bears the title “God, Faith and Reason,” and follows his 25 other books which dwelled on politics, culture wars, national security, immigration issues and science.
His last book, in fact, was “Trump’s War: His Battle for America,” and it made The New York Times bestseller list despite being ignored by the mainstream media. Mr. Savage is very candid about his motives as an author this time around.
“I wrote this odyssey over nearly a lifetime of searching — and to thank the Creator for my life,” Mr. Savage tells Inside the Beltway. “This is very important for you to know. When I was down and out, I had to go down to the core of my being and reach out to the man upstairs, to put it colloquially. And I had to ask Him to save me. It didn’t happen like a boom went off , or lightning struck or Charlton Heston appeared in my living room with a ticket to heaven. I had to keep asking for it. And it took me twenty years to climb out of that hole. See, God helps those who help themselves. He doesn’t give you anything. By reaching out to God, maybe you can help yourself,” the author writes.
The book is an engaging, detailed and spirited work — both conversational and soul-searching, restless and reassuring all at once. Mr. Savage shares an old prayer which has helped him. He recalls childhood moments, dinner with an atheist and rues the lesser role of faith in America. He also asks the big persistent questions about belief, reason and humanity.
“I never saw God, nor do I pretend to have any special insights. What you will see in this book are snapshots of God, not a complete film. This book is presented in an omnibus style and does not have to be read in precise, sequential order. What you will see is one man’s glimpses of God — images along the road of life,” Mr. Savage says. “I do not represent myself as a theologian or a guru. There are no cheap thrills here for the spiritually bankrupt masses. It is my scrapbook of the highest power through dreams, memories, and stories, much like the ancient texts.”
The book is from Center Street, a conservative imprint of Hachette Books based in Nashville.