Goeglein, is currently Vice President of External Affairs for Focus on the Family, was one of President Bush’s longest-serving aides, proving a true inside look at how religious faith informed and guided a presidency and a nation. Unlike other accounts of the political and policy decisions of the Bush White House released in the year’s since Bush left office, The Man in the Middle explores in a personal way how the president’s faith – the most important aspect of his life – impacted the decisions he made and how he governed. In his forward, former White House advisor Karl Rove calls The Man in the Middle “a chronicle worth writing and one well worth reading.”
Dr. Goeglein discussed the importance of social issues in the upcoming Presidential election, his book The Man in the Middle: An Inside Account of Faith and Politics in the George W. Bush Era, his time in the White House with President George W. Bush, and religious freedom in our nation.
Timothy Goeglein first joined the Bush team in September 2000. He served as a special advisor to the President and Deputy Director of the White House of Public Liaison until February 2008, when he abruptly resigned over a plagiarism scandal in which it was revealed Goeglein had copied portions of opinion columns. Goeglein now serves as Vice President of External Affairs for Focus on the Family. He and his wife, Jenny, live in the Washington, D.C., area with their two sons. The Man in the Middle, a memoir of faith and politics in the George W. Bush era, is his first book.