1. Start with God not cable news

2. Check the Bible — it says a lot about money, poverty, refugees and government

3. Think long term — like what counts in heaven not just this November

4. Be civil whether you agree or disagree

5. Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet or hear on TV

6. Pray a lot — ask God who to vote for

7. Never forget that God is sovereign, not government or politicians

8. Trust God whether you win or lose in an election

In their book, “Faith in the Voting Booth,” Leith Anderson and Galen Carey, NAE vice president of government relations, show how better informed, faith-directed voting is both possible and desperately needed in our country today.