As part of the campaign, Andy has written a brilliant book which can now be ordered online.
This book won’t try to get you to vote for a particular party. It isn’t going to try to get you to vote at all. Something far better.
It’s going to show you that you could be voted for. That it could be your name on the ballot paper. Or that you could be working with someone whose name is, influencing your community more than you ever imagined.
From food banks to debt counselling, soup vans to street pastors, the church is doing an amazing job treating the victims of a flawed system. But it’s never going to be enough. Unless we also get involved in the decision-making process.
God cares deeply about the heart of our state, as well as the state of our hearts. And, as Bart Simpson once famously discovered, the vote is won – and history is made, and the kingdom advanced – by those who show up.
What People Are Saying
Andy is reaching out, inspiring and equipping us to become engaged with a system that affects us deeply, and through which we in turn can effect radical and transformational change across our society. - Justin Welby
Andy’s passion, biblical insight and story-telling ability will convince even the most sceptical that they could and should be more than mere commentators on politics. - Gary Streeter MP
A book that powerfully challenges our misconceptions about politics and asks us not to stand on the side lines and moan but to get involved. - Patrick Regan OBE, Founder & CEO, XLP
Books about politics can often be worthy yet a little dull. This is far from the case with Those Who Show Up. Andy wears his humour and heart on his sleeve and by the end I would be surprised if you aren’t signing up. - Tim Farron MP
At a time when too many have given up on politics, Andy Flannagan issues a compelling clarion call for the churches to grasp the opportunity to serve. In my work, I see no group or network better placed to do so. And he is right: there is the opportunity for our politics to be transformed, and for democracy to be renewed. - Stephen Timms MP
Andy is a poet, a troubadour, and a master storyteller. His words are like incense, rising out of the muck and pain and poetry of the margins… - Shane Claiborne
Christians cannot stand on the sidelines any longer where politics is concerned! We need to get actively and prayerfully involved to see transformation in our communities and Nation. It is when we show up and engage with our world that we can influence what happens in our Nation and pray His Kingdom Come. I recommend this book as a prophetic call to engage. - Dr Jonathan Oloyede, Convenor of the National Day of Prayer and Worship