.- Just three weeks into the publication of âRender Unto Caesar,â Archbishop Charles Chaputâs new book has made the New York Times Best Seller list. The archbishopâs book is currently one place ahead of âPromises to Keep,â written by Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden.
âRender Unto Caesarâ is currently number 27 on the New York Times Nonfiction Best Sellers List for the week of September 14, outpacing Sen. Bidenâs book by one spot. During the week of August 29, âRender Unto Caesarâ was the 24th best selling nonfiction book and the number five best selling hardcover nonfiction book published by Random House, according to the companyâs website.
In âRender Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life,â the Archbishop of Denver explains that Catholics must bring their convictions into the voting booth, and argues that Catholicsâ citizenship must be grounded in religious belief as a moral duty, a gift to American life.
The archbishop urges Catholics to strengthen their voices on abortion, the death penalty, immigration, poverty and other social justice issues.
His book reaffirms the close link between personal Catholic faith and public action and also defends the right of religious believers to challenge secular authority in the name of human dignity. âIn this sense, the Catholic church cannot stay, has never stayed, and never will stay out of politics,â he writes.
âRender Unto Caesarâ can be ordered on Amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/Render-Unto-Caesar-Catholic-Political/dp/0385522282/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1215959015&sr=8-1