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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

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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
FaithOfMikePenceSeveral 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 MontgomeryLeslie 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

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


I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this book. I'm not big on discussing politics and not interested in reading political books. This book is none of that but is filled with scriptures and faith that encourages readers and helped me get a glimpse of a man who is humble and very faith oriented.

I loved reading about his upbringing and how as a small child faith was instilled in him. His parents were devoted to their children and never strayed from their beliefs. It is easy to see how this man had deep rooted values passed down through generations. I loved reading how Mike Pence looked up to his father with honor and appreciation. His father was a true example of a Godly man. His father told his children to, " Climb your own mountain ." He wanted them to pursue their dreams and listen to God's direction.

There are several historical figures mentioned such as Martin Luther King Jr. and President Kennedy who influenced the family in how to treat others and trust God. Both of these men had strong convictions and it did have a big impact on  the nation. Even as a young child, Mike Pence was being influenced by strong leaders who left an impression on his life.

The author gives us a look into Mike Pence's beginning into politics and becoming leadership material. He learned a lot of lessons along the way and I think it made him stronger as a Christian. To think as a young boy that someday you would hold one of the most powerful positions in the nation was hard to comprehend for him at times. 

His wife sounds like a treasure being described as, "the spiritual backbone of their marriage."  That oneness that they share speaks volumes about their relationship. It is important for spouses to encourage each other  and stand together as one. Mike Pence found that in his wife who has never faltered from her faith. 

I enjoyed reading about his journey into politics and how hard it was at times to forge ahead with his dreams. His father was not excited at first when hearing about his son's aspirations, but later he became his son's biggest supporter. That must have felt so good to know his father was willing to help him follow "his own mountain."

The book is a reflection of a man who is faith filled and makes his decisions wisely and with God's council. There is a lot of background about his life that intrigued me and I feel like I know him better. The author does a good job of writing a book that shows us a man of faith living his dream and not afraid to stand up and say he is a Christian.

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

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. I love the advice to "climb your own mountain" -- I'm going to remember that with my own almost-grown kids :) I like your review and would enjoy reading this book. I've admired MIke Pence since he was our governor in Indiana.