Sunday, July 10, 2011
GOD'S PROMISES FOR THE AMERICAN PATRIOT
I received a copy of GOD’S PROMISES FOR THE AMERICAN PATRIOT by Dr. Richard Lee and Jack Countryman from Thomas Nelson on BookSneeze. It is a book, from the start, that grabs your attention from its small size, bright patriotic colors, and soft hard cover feel. The book gives you quotes and information on great men from our country’s history, and maps to selected Bible verses. At the start of the book, George Washington’s “Thanksgiving Proclamation” speech on October 3, 1789, shows the wisdom of our founding fathers, and that this nation was founded on Christian principles. Then half way through the book, on page 98, it gave another quick history lesson, with “According to the Declaration of Independence, the American colonists were determined to defend ‘the laws of nature and of nature’s God.’” That phase defines the key principle upon which the Founders stood. The book is a wealth of information on Presidents, such as George Washington, John Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, and Calvin Coolidge; writers, such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; and other important patriots that shaped our nation, such as Joseph Story and Elias Boudinot Jr. The one important thing this book made me feel while reading it is that yes, we are living in a troubling time with high unemployment, wars and terrorism, but this nation has survived worse and has come out stronger. We, as a nation, can do that again, but we have to remember from our history and it’s strong leaders that it can only happen if we use our strong Christian principals. As a conservative, historian, Christian, and yes, a patriot, this book gives me hope.