Hillary Clinton may have lost the 2016 elections but she is taking on a new venture and is speaking up about it.
Hillary Clinton apparently confided in her pastor, Bill Shillady, saying that she intends on becoming a pastor herself, and to share her great love for faith and religion.
Bill Shillady recently wrote a book called Strong for a Moment Like This, due for publishing in August.
The book basically entails details of how he and Hillary formed an unbreakable faith bond, with him sending the former Secretary of State verses even prior to the 2016 elections.
“In her concession speech, Clinton quoted a verse from Galatians: ‘Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season, we shall reap if we do not lose heart.’ Shillady had sent her that verse in a devotional a few weeks earlier, he said,” the magazine explained.
The pastor also notes that Hillary wanted to use various religious symbols on which her campaign would be based, but reconsidered shortly after.
Americans do not think that Hillary is particularly or at all religious, and a recent poll showed that 43 % of Americans agree on that.
Her pastor however, thinks the media are to blame for the lack of focus on Hillary’s religious side:
“It’s been there all along,” he stated. “The general public didn’t necessarily want to accept the fact that she’s a Christian because there’s so many critics out there about the Clintons.”
Shillady made sure everyone understood that his book steers clear from politics, but offers a new perspective on Clinton ,which is one that many people might not have seen so far.
“It’s an inspirational book,” he said. “I do not believe that she encouraged me to write this book in any way to change the image of her. She really found (the devotionals) so helpful to her in the midst of the contentious campaign that she felt that people would find some hope … from it.”
“Given her depth of knowledge of the Bible and her experience of caring for people and loving people, she’d make a great pastor,” Shillady explained.
After losing the presidency, Shillady considers Hillary to be a much more devoted believer.
“I think her faith is stronger,” he said. “I haven’t noticed anything different, except that I think she is more relaxed than I’ve ever seen her.”