“Be The People – A Call to Reclaim America’s Faith & Promise” – by Carol M. Swain, Ph.D.
I figured it was a risk choosing this book to review – and I was right. After reading the book, I longed for a feel-good story to pick me up. There is not much of a feel-good experience reading Carol Swain’s latest book. Read it anyway.
Her premise for the book is stated early on; that “…this book sounds a rallying cry for my fellow Americans to stand up and reclaim the promises of life liberty, and justice envisioned by our forefathers.” Carol Swain provides expert, call-it-like-it-is analysis of how America has strayed from its Judeo-Christian roots and from its original purpose as outlined in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. To aid the reader, the author has included these documents in the appendix to the book.
Dr. Swain compellingly addresses, from a biblical worldview, the issues at the forefront of the nation’s focus including abortion, family matters, immigration and racism. She is obviously well-studied in the various individuals and organizations that influence policy-makers in America, and she shares with the reader exactly how they have done so.
As I read the book, some ideas I had stubbornly adhered to began to loosen, and I was forced to rethink my position on some issues. Though the transitions from subject to subject were not always smooth, the meaning and purpose of this book was clear.
This is a must-read book for American Christians – especially for those wanting to understand the roots and foundation of America and our current state in comparison, and those who are willing to step up to the plate and pray for America.
BookSneeze® has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.