Parnassus Books welcomes Jim Brown author of Ending Our Uncivil War: A Path to Political Recovery & Spiritual Renewal.
“Many on the left and right are distrustful and even disgusted with each other,” Brown says. “Amid crumbling relationships and a rise in echo chambers in mainstream and social media, many are wondering what can be done. My book is part of a growing counter-movement to reestablish civil discourse and political functionality, spotlighting leaders whose daily social and political engagements are exemplary, as well as the many similarities among races, religions and political parties amid today’s tremendous ground turbulence.”
Brown invites the reader to get comfortable by boarding a beautiful, spacious airplane and get well above that turbulence. He then asks him to get uncomfortable, check his political baggage, turn off his smartphone, and choose a seatmate who is either a political foe or someone who frustrates him to no end. Brown then shares illuminating lessons from his self-examination after reading a simple bumper sticker, “Don’t believe everything you think.” He provides the reader and chosen seatmate not only uplifting stories but also common-bond experiences through serving regularly, growing spiritually, protecting speech and reforming the government through bipartisan actions. Each chapter ends with Action Steps, some of which are offered at www.EndingOurUncivilWar.com.
Jim Brown is the Tennessee State Director for the National Federation of Independent Business. He was named to NashvillePost.com’s “In Charge” list of 400 influential Middle Tennessee leaders from 2011-2016. He served previously as NFIB’s Senior Media Manager and Business Editor of The City Paper in Nashville. He has a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Vanderbilt University and served in the U.S. Navy as a Supply Officer on the USS Bainbridge.