Trump’s ‘Spiritual Biographer’ Is Reform Jew-Turned-Evangelical by the Forward

Trump’s ‘Spiritual Biographer’ Is Reform Jew-Turned-Evangelical

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The author of a forthcoming book on the spiritual life of the president is a Reform Jew-turned-Christian who has written extensively on Donald Trump’s relationship with evangelicals.

David Brody, chief political correspondent for the Christian Broadcasting Network, calls himself a “Bible-believing Christian” and “Jewish believer.” His public Facebook profile features a photo of himself praying at the Western Wall.

Brody announced Friday that he is writing “The Faith of Donald J. Trump: A Spiritual Biography,” a book to be released in January by a HarperCollins imprint.

A press release promises that the book will offer a window into the president’s “rarely discussed, but deeply important, religious beliefs.”

“I think Donald Trump has a spiritual life, and a spiritual journey that needs to be explored, and that’s exactly what this book is going to do,” Brody said in an interview with the Toronto Star.

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Sam Kestenbaum is a contributing editor and former staff writer for the Forward. Before this, he worked for The New York Times and newsrooms in Sana, Ramallah and Beijing. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter at @skestenbaum and on Instagram at @skestenbaum .

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