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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.

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