Seven Miracles That Saved America: Why They Matter and Why We Should Have Hope
That question, posed by authors Chris and Ted Stewart, is the foundation for this remarkable book. And the examples they cite provide compelling evidence that the hand of Providence has indeed prese...more
The premise of the book is, in their words, to show that the USA "is a divinely appointed nation with a special place and purpose in this world." In the intro the authors talk about how we are the best of the best, brilliant and blessed. I'm intrigued, then I hit page 6, "Parts of these stories will be told in a historically accurate context portrayed fictionally through the eyes of...more
- I had no idea the Chinese were as good at building ships as they were, and their subsequent idea to abandon it is remarkable. This is something I'll be looking to read more about.
- How incredibly close the Jamestown settlement came to being abandonded -- I never knew the severity of the situation.
- How much grief Abraham Lincoln got during his preside...more
As an title to the book suggests, the writers discuss seven separate events that were pivotal to the creation and sustaining of America. Many times the odds were against the United States of America succeeding. However, certain fortuitous events seemed to occur at the right times. Exampl...more
The book answered a lot of questions, and raised a few. Very thought provoking. It explained why the Constitution stated that all men are created equal, yet didn't abolish the practice of slavery. It did not answer why Washington didn't free his slav...more
• The miracle of Christopher Columbus and the discovery of the New World – it’s a miracle the Chinese didn’t discover America first and that Columb...more
I feel there is a lot of fiction to this as the authors creates conversations and character feel...more
2) Jamestown - i.e. English are the successful colonizers.
3) Summer Fog - key battle in the revolutionary war.
5) Abraham Lincoln - Gettysburg
6) Miracle at Midway in WWII
7) Fraction of an Inch - Reagan.
I agree with many of these and liked some of the analysis. My criticism is the toggling between historical fiction style to essay. Stick with the essay, the stories are powerful enough that we don't need emotions pricked with specula...more
I wish all of our history were as positiv...more
I read this book with two different brains: my historian brain and my religious-person brain. My historian brain cringed at some of generalizations made by the authors (i.e. saying late medieval Euro...more
Well written, easy to read. Good discussion book.
I loved this book. It gave me hope that everything that is currently going on in our country will get better. It may take a while and it might get harder, but I am convinced our Heavenly Father wants this country to succeed. The constitution may someday hang by a thread, but it will not go away. There is still hope.
The perspective this book takes is that the principles of liberty are important to God. As such, the United States of America is important to God because it has been the country that has lead the world in estab...more
"But, in a sense, it may not matter quite as much as we think, for God has shown His willingness to save an entire people for the sake of the righteous, even if they are but a few.
If that is true, maybe we need no worry so much about our country and our people a...more
I was somewhat conflicted with this book...Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I do believe that God had a hand in establishing a free country where the gospel could be restored and people could worship according to their personal beliefs. That being said, however, I thought some of what was written in the book was a bit of a stretch...Also,when it takes me nearly six months to get through a book, you know there is a problem...more