“In an era when incivility, bitter partisanship and dishonesty poison American politics, it’s refreshing – indeed inspiring – to read a memoir by a man whose career, guided by a deep faith, epitomizes the opposite – charity, cheerfulness, moderation, and decency.

Morton Kondracke, Former Executive Editor, Roll Call, and television commentator

A Higher Calling is also a tale about the pursuit of high personal values ‘in the arena’ – where politics and business, ambition and gain tangle, under the relentless glare of the media.

Shelby Coffey, III, former editor, Los Angeles Times, vice chairman, Newseum.

A fascinating story, charmingly told, and a shining contrast to the discordance and incivility of today’s political culture.

Os Guinness, author of 37 books on faith and freedom.

“So inspired by A Higher Calling I decided to run for Congress in my home state of New Jersey!”

David Applefield, CEO, Kiwai Media, Special Projects Representative, Financial Times.

“Don Bonker’s deeply personal and insightful account — an exception to the all-too infrequent memoirs of those who served in Congress — is a story about integrity, faith and principles in serving as an elected official.”

John Lawrence, author of The Class of ‘74.

“This Kennedyesque young county official defied all odds in his first election to Congress in 1974, the year of the so-called Watergate babies. A Higher Calling is about civility in the public square, needed now more than ever.”

John Hughes, author & chief historian at Washington State Biographies.

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