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Josiah for President ❴Read❵ ➱ Josiah for President Author Martha Bolton – Buyprobolan50.co.uk When former Congressman Mark Stedman throws in the towel on his presidential campaign, his only choice is to return to his home state and decide how to spend the rest of his life until he meets Josiah When former Congressman Mark Stedman throws in the towel on his presidential campaign, his only choice is to return to his home state and decide how to spend the rest of his life until he meets Josiah Stoltzfus, an Amish farmer from PennsylvaniaStedman learns from Josiah in a few hours than in his many years in office Josiah for PDF/EPUB ² He comes to the conclusion that someone like Josiah should be running the country Not a career politician, but someone with a little old fashioned common sense, someone who s not afraid of rolling up his sleeves and getting his hands dirty Someone like Josiah StoltzfusUsing his old campaign headquarters for a base, Mark Stedman determines to introduce a new candidate to America He pledges to do everything in his power to make sure Josiah gets elected But can a plain man of faith turn the tide of politics and become the leader of America, and what will he have to risk to do it.


10 thoughts on “Josiah for President

  1. Jaylee Jaylee says:

    Josiah for President An Amish man in the White House Sounds absurd, and yet amazing I m not old enough to vote yet, but I can still see the amazing impact this would have on our country and with our nation s leaders I know this would never happen but it s a nice dream.


  2. Marilyn Marilyn says:

    Josiah for President is not your typical Amish genre books It was a nice read with the values of the Amish shown when Josiah is asked to run as President There are plenty of positives and negatives throughout this story The ending was not what I had expected though.


  3. Clif Hostetler Clif Hostetler says:

    This is a political fantasy It provides relief for those who are burned out from the recent presidential campaign It s also a creative spin off from the Amish romance genre which seems to dominate the shelves at many Christian book stores The book is premised on a situation where the American electorate is so fed up with gridlock and partisan snipping in Washington D.C that when a third party write in alternative appears on the national scene that is headed by a plain spoken Amish farmer fro This is a political fantasy It provides relief for those who are burned out from the recent presidential campaign It s also a creative spin off from the Amish romance genre which seems to dominate the shelves at many Christian book stores The book is premised on a situation where the American electorate is so fed up with gridlock and partisan snipping in Washington D.C that when a third party write in alternative appears on the national scene that is headed by a plain spoken Amish farmer from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, it suddenly surges to the top of the polls.It occurs to me that I can t say muchat this point without being a spoiler So the rest of this review is hidden Click on the following to view the spoiler view spoiler The Amish man does indeed win the election All things Amish becomes the new fashion fad i.e hats, suspenders etc There s a barn raising behind the White House and the nasty politicians begin to warm to the Amish charm After a year in office he is assassinated The nation is so shaken by the incident that the politicians stop snipping, gridlock is broken, and Washington D.C begins to function like it is suppose to See I told you it was a fantasy hide spoiler The premise of this novel is so implausible that I read the book to see how the author could make the story hold together In that regard the author did a pretty good job The enthusiasm of the electorate for a previously unknown running for president reminded me of the early days of the Ross Perot candidacy in 1992 So maybe it s not so fanciful after all


  4. Edward Arrington Edward Arrington says:

    Quite an interesting concept a devout Amish man for President, a man who is convinced that God is leading him to seek the highest office in the land, even though running for the office is in direct opposition to their rule book What would cause an Amish man to consider running for the office of President when many of them never get involved even in local politics Considering the vast differences between living in the Amish world and living in Washington, D.C., what compromises would an Amish Quite an interesting concept a devout Amish man for President, a man who is convinced that God is leading him to seek the highest office in the land, even though running for the office is in direct opposition to their rule book What would cause an Amish man to consider running for the office of President when many of them never get involved even in local politics Considering the vast differences between living in the Amish world and living in Washington, D.C., what compromises would an Amish man have to make to move into the White House Probably the biggest question of all for me is whether or not there is the slightest possibility we could ever elect such a man as our President That would certainly shake things up if something like this would play out in real life The author has mixed equal parts of seriousness and levity to keep the book entertaining I recommend it for all who love a good story


  5. Nanette Nanette says:

    Very entertaining story about a plain man meeting a politician and talked into running for President of the United States This story has been made into a musical being shown at the Blue Gate Theatre in Shipshewana, Indiana It is a lighthearted story and easy to read, especially for those of us who are completely weary of current politics.


  6. Rachel Brand Rachel Brand says:

    GENRE AMISH CONTEMPORARYPUBLISHER ZONDERVANPUBLICATION DATE OCTOBER 09, 2012 RATING 2.5 OUT OF 5 AVERAGE PROS Feel good story much needed reminder of what really matters in life and politics concept will appeal to Amish fansCONS Execution was cheesy and contrived riddled with caricatures Mark s character was mostly unexplored ending felt very unrealisticForced to abandon his presidential campaign when he s alienated by his own party, Mark Stedman decides to leave Washington, DC, and GENRE AMISH CONTEMPORARYPUBLISHER ZONDERVANPUBLICATION DATE OCTOBER 09, 2012 RATING 2.5 OUT OF 5 AVERAGE PROS Feel good story much needed reminder of what really matters in life and politics concept will appeal to Amish fansCONS Execution was cheesy and contrived riddled with caricatures Mark s character was mostly unexplored ending felt very unrealisticForced to abandon his presidential campaign when he s alienated by his own party, Mark Stedman decides to leave Washington, DC, and return home to spend time with his wife and children But his GPS has other ideas, taking him on a convoluted tour through the back roads of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Mark couldn t beirritated at the directions his device is giving him, particularly when it guides him straight into a ditch Mark is thankful that a local Amish man, Josiah Stoltzfus, comes along just in time to pull him out of the ditch, and he s surprised when the man opens his home to him and offers to help patch up his car As Mark spends time with Josiah and his family, he can t help but admire the wisdom and old fashioned common sense that the man possesses Wouldn t America be a better place if only it had someone like Josiah at its helm This thought stays with Mark long after he leaves Lancaster County, and when he s called upon to give an endorsement for a presidential candidate, the one name that comes to mind is not the one America is expecting Josiah But is an Amish man willing to run for president And even if he does, will anyone support his campaign Can Josiah really be the answer America is looking for When I was asked to review Josiah for President, I nearly turned down the offer, since I knew that I wasn t exactly the target audience for this novel Although I m a massive fan of Amish fiction, I m not American, and my knowledge of contemporary American politics doesn t extend terribly far But as election time grew nearer and my Facebook and Twitter feeds began to explode with political rants, propaganda, second by second debate commentaries and badly photo shopped images of the opposing parties from my American friends, even I felt like I need a break from all of the election hype Josiah for President seemed to appear on my reading schedule at just the right moment, and for the most part, it did its job well I appreciated reading about a politician who didn t insult his competitor to get ahead, and who emphasised the responsibility that the ordinary American citizen had for improving their country, rather than allowing that duty to be lumped on his shoulders alone But I did have my issues with this book, and unfortunately, there were several factors that hold me back from giving this novel a higher rating.Josiah for President reminded me a lot of the moralistic Christmas novellas that start appearing on the shelves at this time of year As much as I enjoy a ludicrously optimistic Christmas novella or two every time December rolls around, I often find that, in their attempt to put across a moral message, they resort to using caricatures Josiah for President was much the same, and by the time I reached the end of the story, I realised that I never truly got close to any of the characters With the possible exception of Josiah s dilemma about running for president despite the disapproval of his Amish community, very few aspects of the main characters personalities were really explored I m not so concerned about Harley Phillips, Josiah s political opponent, as the villain in any story often becomes a little caricatured, and he was really only in the book to provide a contrast to Josiah s style of politics But I truly wished that Mark s character had been exploredfully When we re first introduced to Mark, he s hoping to return home and makeof an effort with his family life and reconnect with his children But when he takes up Josiah s campaign, this strand is dropped and I couldn t help but wonder how he was continuing to balance his family and his political career This is an aspect of the storyline that I m sure a lot of readers would have appreciated being explored further The concept of a failed politician meeting an Amish man and falling in love with the simplicity of his lifestyle is what most appealed to me about this novel, and I m sure a lot of readers will feel the same Considering the recent PBS documentary and TLC reality show, it s clear that the Amish aren t just popular amongst Christian romance readers, and everyone wants to grab a snippet of their wisdom and minimalism to apply to their own lives Mark s meeting with Josiah and the impact it had on him is probably the most realistic aspect of this otherwise incredibly contrived and fantastical story I wasn t entirely sure how Josiah s political campaign would unfold, but once it got rolling, I kind of had to suspend my disbelief in order to truly enjoy the story This is definitely a story for those who are unhappy with the current political scene in the US and wish that someone with a good dose of common sense and faith would step up to the challenge of running the country For the most part, Josiah for President is a fun, feel good read I m sure that Martha Bolton isn t suggesting that all America needs to get back on its feet is for Amish man to run for president But I m sure it ll help a lot of readers escape the election mania and remind them of what really matters when it comes to placing their vote If you re looking for an easy, light hearted read, this is the book for you Since I read a lot of happily ever after romance novels, you d think this would be the perfect novel for me also, but I m afraid that the ending to Josiah for President upset my reading experience a little I won t spoil the ending for anyone, but I will say that I didn t expect it in the slightest And once the rather emotional, unexpected event had taken place, the book took on an evenoptimistic tone While I d found Josiah s election campaign and journey towards the White House to be rather contrived and unrealistic, I d not let it bother me too much, but when the book went on to detail Josiah s impact on American politics, the next president and even the economy, I m afraid it was just too much for me It seemed as if Martha Bolton was aiming for a bittersweet ending, with a sad event that had many positive consequences, but I just found it incredibly cheesy The ending pushed my suspension of disbelief over the edge, I m afraid Josiah for President is not the next, great American novel It s not even the next, great Amish novel But if the concept appeals to you and you re in need of an escape from the current election hype, you ll probably end up enjoying it It s a feel good read that verges on the cheesy and the contrived just a little bit too much for me, and it could have added another interesting dimension to the story by exploring how Mark s career conflicted with his family life But as it is, Josiah for President is sure to appeal to fans of the genre and serves well as a distraction from the run up to elections Review title provided by Zondervan


  7. Heather Heather says:

    Realistic this was not, but it was a pretty fun ride most of the way One pet peeve was an unrealistic plot point, the issue of view spoiler shunning In the fall, the bishop had this big meeting with others and came out of it feeling he d have to punish Josiah Then he talks to Josiah and makes it clear he s in danger for continuing to run even before being elected Then he s elected and over 2 months later sworn in, and he still hasn t been shunned, and apparently, they never get around to i Realistic this was not, but it was a pretty fun ride most of the way One pet peeve was an unrealistic plot point, the issue of view spoiler shunning In the fall, the bishop had this big meeting with others and came out of it feeling he d have to punish Josiah Then he talks to Josiah and makes it clear he s in danger for continuing to run even before being elected Then he s elected and over 2 months later sworn in, and he still hasn t been shunned, and apparently, they never get around to it hide spoiler I also found the later parts of the book a bitunbelievable, less connected, etc There were some things that crossed the line from unlikely to roll my eyes picture perfect results But a decent one time read


  8. Oliver H. France Oliver H. France says:

    TNFRENCHIE Oliver France I enjoyed this book and the writer Martha Bolton She gave us insight to the Amish, a godly people I have great respect for the Amish and their faith I always enjoy visiting Muddy Pond an Amish Community not far from the Wesleyan Church Cumberland Groove Campgrounds about 6 miles from Jamestown, TN This book was a TERRIFIC read and I saw a lot of President Donald Trump in this novel He has brought God back into the Whitehouse And he truly is making America Great Ag TNFRENCHIE Oliver France I enjoyed this book and the writer Martha Bolton She gave us insight to the Amish, a godly people I have great respect for the Amish and their faith I always enjoy visiting Muddy Pond an Amish Community not far from the Wesleyan Church Cumberland Groove Campgrounds about 6 miles from Jamestown, TN This book was a TERRIFIC read and I saw a lot of President Donald Trump in this novel He has brought God back into the Whitehouse And he truly is making America Great Again God Bless America Martha Bolton as Josiah said he hit a home run for America so our 45th President Donald Trump is hitting home runs for Americans


  9. Newell Newell says:

    Enjoyable read The author did a good job with an interesting if somewhat unbelievable idea What if an Amish man ran for president The narrative flowed smoothly and the characters were well developed I was a bit disappointed with the rather abrupt ending and would have preferred to have an alternate sequence of events at the end, but still enjoyed this book Recommended


  10. Karen Rhodes Karen Rhodes says:

    Should be recommended reading for every American This is undoubtedly the BEST book I ve ever read By midpoint I was wishing it would never end Almost every page provides laugh our loud humor and rich wisdom that can be applied to every aspect of life This story should be required reading for everyone serving in public office


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