Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has cemented his place as a likely 2016 presidential candidate by signing a deal for a campaign-style book that will assail “government intrusion” under President Obama and spell out his agenda to make America great again.

The southerner’s book will be appropriately titled “God, Guns, Grits and Gravy,” publisher St Martin’s Press told Secrets. It will be released in the winter of 2015, timed for a Republican primary run in 2016.

Huckabee ran for the presidency in 2008 and toyed with a run in 2012. He is considering another bid and is traveling the country, meeting with conservatives and evangelicals to size up his chances. He ranks high in most 2016 presidential polls.

He recently gave up his daily radio show to focus on a presidential bid, his book and his Fox show “Huckabee Report.”

St. Martins said that Huckabee’s book will be “about America as it used to be, as it is today, and as it might become again.”

The signing of Huckabee was big coup for St. Martin's as Huckabee has proven to be a very popular author. They said that Frank Breeden of Premiere Authors negotiated the sale with St. Martin's Editor-in-Chief George Witte.

From St. Martins:

In the book, Huckabee will range across subjects including the erosion of public education, government intrusion on personal freedoms, religion and its changing place in American life, the new lows of popular culture in a society with the wrong heroes, and the consequences of pressuring young children to mature and excel. Addressing today’s divided nation, Huckabee will draw from his travels as a presidential candidate to present average, small-town American people and their optimistic resilience in the face of hard times; their stories, says Huckabee, “will inspire readers to think about their own values and rediscover what makes America great.”

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