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It might never have been uttered in the history of very brief reviews that the reviewer did not like the author s book, his only exposure, but that the reviewer look forward to the writer s next.What I mean is that Goeglien is so earnest in genuine support for Bush and every line item of the Christian Right that he squeaks This, it seems to me, is his gospel, and he pushes it forward enthusiastically, not hatefully, as though no one could object His fall from grace , as an example of his directness, is less than compelling reading because he does not take the time to build up anticipation, to introduce himself and his situation He needs subtlety, and he avoids it out of some sense of moral obligation.But there is a reason I say I m looking forward to reading what he writes in the future To use John Piper s phrase, he has deliberately put ballasts in his boat That is, he is a young man who ponders serious and eternal things beyond today s political battle If he continues to do so in a less public role than the fishbowl the White House where instant reaction is expected and one must quickly connect disparate issues into a pattern in order to make something out of chaos, I think he will mature into an outstanding writer whose copy will well outlast the back and forth of each week s political contests He has a genuine passion for serious thinkers, and I m glad to be introduced to them by him As they marinate in him, I look forward to tasting the subtle flavors that emerge. E-PUB ⚑ The Man in the Middle ☪ Timothy Goeglein Spent Nearly Eight Years In The White House As President George W Bush S Key Point Of Contact To American Conservatives And The Faith Based World And Was Frequently Profiled In The National News Media But When A Plagiarism Scandal Prompted His Resignation, Goeglein Chose Not To Dodge It But Confront It, And Was Shown Remarkable Grace By The President In Fact, Bush Showed Concern For Goeglein And His Family Than Any Personal Political Standing So Begins The Man In The Middle, Goeglein S Unique Insider Account Of Why He Believes Most Of The Rd President S In Office Decisions Were Made For The Greater Good, And How Many Of Those Decisions Could Serve As A Blueprint For The Emergence Of A Thoughtful, Confident Conservatism From A Fresh Perspective, Goeglein Gives Behind The Scenes Accounts Of Key Events During That Historic Two Term Administration, Reflecting On What Was Right And Best About The Bush Years He Was In Florida For TheElection Recount, At The White House On, And Watched Bush Become A Reluctant But Effective Wartime President Goeglein, Now The Vice President With Focus On The Family, Also Looks Back At How Bush Handled Matters Like Stem Cell Research, Faith Based Initiatives, The Emergence Of The Values Voters, The Nominations Of Both Chief Justice John Roberts And Associate Justice Samuel Alito In Which Goeglein Had A Direct Role And Debates Over The Definition Of Marriage In All, The Man In The Middle Backs Historians Who View The Legacy Of President George W Bush In A Favorable Light, Recognizing His Conservative Ideas Worth Upholding In Order To Better Shape Our Nation And Change The World The reason I read this book was because I had dinner with Tim a few years ago and he gave me a copy of this book He was such an eloquent speaker and engrossing so I figured his book would be the same Unfortunately, this was a tough book, albeit short, to get through He seems positively bent on defending every little thing Bush did, and spends seemingly half the book name dropping for no reason whatsoever The only interesting part of the book was the first chapter where he talks about his scandal while working in the White House I hate to give this book a negative review because Tim is just such a nice guy but I have to Name dropping does not, a good book make. I thought this book was going to be about George W Bush However, it turned into a foray into the life of a crazy ultra conservative Yuck Didn t even finish it It did not impress me that much. While this isn t a great book, Tim Goeglein s earnestness and sincerity is rare, as is his ability to admit mistakes without any qualifying factors Basically, he spends most of the book explaining why he favored this or that policy of the Bush Administration, and his role in helping shape and push forward that policy It s the opposite of unbiased, but that s OK He s muchcritical of himself than he is his former bosses If nothing else, this book shows how a man of principle can survive and thrive in Washington, even when making some big mistakes, as Tim certainly, and admittedly did, when he admittedly plagiarized columns he wrote for his hometown newspaper You won t see him justifying it because of stress or confusion or mistake, which I found refreshing You will get a heaping dose of remorse, and forgiveness by those that knew him It s moving that people still think in this way It s all too rare in this town. A very good look at the human and spiritual side of politics in DC and beyond. A wonderful read of things in the Whitehouse during the Bush administration The respect for this great president only strengthened with this book.