Friday, January 13, 2012

What You Can Do to Save America

This book should be read by all Americans who are frustrated by the way the current administration is trying to change America. Our country was not founded as a socialist nation and the vast majority of citizens don't want to change to that form of government. We are the heirs of the founders of this country. They were strong, religious people who endured many hardships to achieve freedom of religion and the ability to govern themselves.

In the beginning, the religious sects inhabiting the country were separated not only by doctrine, but by distance. In the mid-seventeen hundreds, the Great Awakening changed that. Families and whole congregations traveled hundreds of miles to hear preachers like Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, and others. Attending these large open-air sermons brought people into contact with their neighbors in other colonies and began to foster the spirit of unity that allowed the thirteen diverse colonies to cooperate and fight for their freedom in the revolution.

This book not only gives the history of one of the factors that led to the revolution, it tells you what you can do to reclaim America today: pray, vote, become informed, and work within the system to make changes. As a united people, we can get the government we want. We don't have to abdicate our responsibilities. The founders were a very strong people. We need to exercise out strength again to build the country we want.

I highly recommend this book. If you think America is on the wrong path, the book will give you much food for thought. We must recognize our reliance on God and allow his spirit to work through us as it did in the Founding Fathers.

I reviewed this book as part of the Booksneeze Program.