• Confessions of a Former Fox News Christian

  • By: Seth Andrews
  • Narrated by: Seth Andrews
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (556 ratings)

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Seth Andrews idolized Rush Limbaugh. He listened to Glenn Beck. He read Ann Coulter. He watched Fox News. He was an evangelical Christian once tethered to right-wing media, which constantly warned of an attack on American values by liberals and secular humanists. Today, Seth is a liberal and secular humanist.

This audiobook explores the Fox News culture, which both reflects and informs American conservatism, shaping public opinion on important issues like religion, government, race, foreign policy, war, protest, LGBT rights, and the Constitution. It's an exposé of conservative media's "closed systems" which constantly feed on (and feed into) public outrage, ignorance, bigotry, and fear. It's also the story of one man's personal journey into a larger and better world.

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Great perspective

This book is an absolute must listen for those who wish to articulate a broader understanding to family or friends that are trapped in the Fox News / right wing feedback loop

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Wow

Enjoyed this a great deal. I used to be a Fox News junkie so I could wholeheartedly relate to your trials and tribulations with the right-wing pundents. This was a great look into those times, but more importantly it was a relief to know I wasn't alone.

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Another Great Lesson

What a great eye opening trip down memory lane. This book like his Deconverted book is definitely one that hit home for me, if you question your beliefs are looking to see the mind of a thinking atheist then this one is for you. Can’t recommend both books enough!

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Another great book by Seth Andrews.

refreshing to hear someone who's story is so like my own. Seth is a great narrator and writes a great story.

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Informative, entertaining, and soothing.

Seth has a way with words. interesting history mixed with entertaining anecdotes and stories.

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Seth Doesn’t Disappoint...Again!

If you love hearing Seth’s awesome voice and listening to his shows, you’ll LOVE this one. My wife is a Fox News atheist and Trumper (I’m still not sure how that happened). She loves Seth and was willing to listen to some of it. Although she goes from zero to sixty in 2 seconds with rage when you speak badly of Donald, she remained cool the entire chapter I played for her. This is really great for anyone. It’s not aggressive or offensive and definitely stated the truth. Great book Seth! I can’t wait for your next one.

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Seth loves scary stories

This is a fascinating skeptical book about the "other side".

Seth has a great radio voice and his unique charm that comes through on the page.

There's some general political and religious commentary, but it's mostly auto-biographical.

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Another Awesome Book!

This book took me back to the beginning of Fox news and brought me up to today. I appreciate looking into the history & how religion has blended with alleged news reporting.

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If this book was to persuade, it misses the mark

I respect Seth for looking inside himself to make his change to whatever he believes. I think he should have started with the last chapter, not because he targets liberals but the approach he took where he can call out crazies but additionally See thru their basis foundation and show how it hurts a more reasonable position it’s rooted in. It’s balanced and sets up a good basis for persuasion. He should have taken the same approach to the Conservatives where there is a call out of craziness but can discuss the reasonableness of where they are rooted. He does this slightly but this is very one sided in this approach. Without doing this, it comes across as hyperbolic and simple minded. I wish there was more persuasion which would have made this a much better book.

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Thanks!

I love Seth, and this book so closely parallels my journey, except it took me much longer. I love how he talks about binary thinking. I was just talking to someone about how I miss nuance. This explains a lot of that.

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  • 11-02-20

fabulous oration as always!

have listened to seth for years and this is the first audiobook that I've had - a truly amazing storyteller with a incredible voice to match!

thanks so much seth for all!

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  • Eggman
  • 10-06-20

Disturbing and compelling in equal measures

It's hard to try to put yourself in the headspace of someone who thinks in such a way. Hearing it from someone who has thankfully escaped such a harmful worldview is fascinating. The 'harmful part is laid out very clearly as well.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-18-21

thoughtful and insightful, loved this book!

seth is the best narrator, can listen to him for hours. thanks for this educational, insightful and thought-provoking book!

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  • Ken
  • 11-13-20

Very good.

One thing that did help me appreciate this book was the fact that Seth did make some criticisms of Left wing 'woke' ideology in the final chapter of the book. The book is well researched, easy to absorb and read brilliantly, as with all of Seths work, bit I was glad to see the final chapter for balance. What would be tremendous would be a similar, equally insightful commentary on the lefts shift into rabid insanity.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-17-20

An Island of Sanity in a Sea of American Craziness

I’ve been a listener of Seth for many years now, and I am so thankful that I was able to listen to his most recent book! It was very well thought out, a wonderful performance (as usual, from that silky voiced baby eater) and I especially appreciated the commentary on the left’s particular brand of crazy, which as a liberal I cannot freaking stand. Overall super great book! Really recommended for anyone who is struggling to find common ground or even someone who seems to have their head screwed on straight. God love ya Seth, lol.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-09-20

One of the best books of the year.

This has been one of the best books I’ve heard all year. The author goes far beyond tripes about how bad Fox News is and doesn’t go on unintelligible tangents about media bias. He instead offers a history and presentation of the symbiotic relationship Fox News and evangelical christians have in America, outlines the contradiction ripe within the relationship. He devotes quite a percentage of the book to the influences of shock jocks like rush, and other Fox News media personalities and how their rhetoric and selective language only further drives this narrowing view among the America public but especially evangelicals.
He also explains the reason he challenged his long held views about culture, God and religion and used a personal relationship with a friend as the catalyst.
The author also bravely addresses the key issues and contradictions fervently believed by the hard Christian Right, in terms of abortion, the death penalty, guns rights, the adherence and misunderstanding of the bible by the many devout with actual real examples and also without malice or subjective hubris. Instead he asked people on all sides to consider the others point of view and preaches a greater collective compassionate secularism with pragmatic rationalism and integrity very hard to argue with.
He has integrity on the subject because of his devout past and also his former profession as a Christian radio host in Oklahoma. Who was a deep devout republican believer in the Christian religion that he had a unique perspective often lost on secular atheists who’ve never considered religion as a viable option.
This is one of the most compassionate well reasoned and enjoyable reads I’ve had the pleasure to absorb.
The author devotes a chapter to the cultural online left with clarity not malice and displays a reasonable approach to discourse and urges people of the left to reconsider the way in which they interact online.
I urge all people religious or not to listen or read this book as it provides a beautiful and careful perspective on such an emotional issue. People of the christian faith should really listen to this, not in the way to convert them to secularism as that may be a stretch but in the instance of challenging their often not fully thought out strong views on emotional subjects such as faith but to also just grow and develop further compassion and love for one another in an extremely divisive age.