There are a few things I should say first...1) A better story could not be written about the father of our country, 2) A more profound patriot could not have written a better book, 3) Why do I NOT know these stories about the indispensable man (oh, how I loathe the progressive agenda), 4) I am not a religious person and 5) Beck is my personal Hero!
I first learned of Glenn Beck while he was on CNN. It was about that time when he released, or that I heard of, The Christmas Sweater. Never in my life had I been on such an emotional roller coaster so many times in one book. It was that book, Glenn's promotion of history "in their own words" and the creation of "Founders Fridays" that made me honestly believe Glenn was more than just an opinion anchor; more than just an entertainer. I found Glenn's insistence to "find the truth yourself" and to "do your own research, don't believe me" to be as sincere as the love I have for my family (I really hope he doesn't prove me wrong someday). I personally owe Glenn Beck my gratitude; Glenn taught me that HISTORY really does enlighten one's future. Never in my life have I been so profoundly challenged to be a better person, by someone I do not know. Never in my life have I been so in awe of the providence someone holds so dear in their life.
While the Snow Angel is an inspiring and hopeful read, this book, Being George Washington, despite what Glenn Beck believes, is the GREATEST story he ever told. I listened to the book in two days while driving to Northern CA for Thanksgiving; just two weeks later, I realized that I had forgotten many important aspects of Washington's life and honor; I am in the middle of listening to it yet again.
In an effort to RESTORE our nation, I do not believe a better book than this could be more valuable or more timely. George Washington is the man who saved our Nation from itself; he sheltered our soldiers from the savages in Congress and saved the Congress from our soldiers discontent. At the point where EVERY American believes they can be George Washington (in their own lives), is the point where America will be RESTORED.
While I will probably never save a nation, I believe Washington was so great a leader and American Hero that I will do my best to live the rest of my life asking myself every day, "How would George Washington deal with this?"
Glenn, your love for George Washington has changed my outlook on life and how I conduct myself both personally and professionally. Your love for country has been your most endearing quality, and your love of providence has been a confusing but inspirational journey for me; I am not sure I will ever have the same faith in God that you have, but I am grateful to witness what someone's faith in God has done for their life and their country.
I should never say never, but I have added personally meeting Glenn Beck, to my bucket list. It would be a distinct honor.
In the mortal words (or sentiments of) of the indispensable man, George Washington, God Bless Glenn Beck and may God Bless America, the greatest nation in the history of the earth.
Excellent dramatic historical fiction. I was captivated the entire book.
The writing style is SUPERB!
What a remarkable story. The care taken to assure historical fact was excellent. It flowed beautifully throughout. I am extremely impressed.
George Washington's life of service to his country and the way he lived his entire life is a model for all American's to follow. The stories of the battles, the relationships, and the betrayals are told in a way that should be used in every school.
No offence to text book writers for their hard work. I just have never learned a thing about George Washington that I actually remember from reading my assigned chapters from the book each night. Although Glenn has taken some creative license when telling the story of George Washington he is very careful to explain the facts at the end of each chapter. By making this leap from the text book format I have finally learned about one of our founding fathers in a way that I can understand and I will remember for years to come. Glenn also makes sure emphasize the attributes that made Washington great as well as some of his flaws in order to understand how we all may achieve greatness in order to help those around us. We could use a few more Washington's and this book is a good place to start.
Listen as I drive, it works for me
You ask to many stupid questions for a review
I love Ron Mc Larty's reading! I could listen to him anytime, just wonderful!
I Couldn't have been any better
I truly enjoyed this book and I will be listening to it again.Glenn is one of my favorite writers. I love his insights and thoughts that he works into the book with regard to why wewould want to apply this in our lives.I love that Glenn gets his information on George Washington from original sources and really gets into the character of who he was. Great Book!
Glenn Beck does an great job of bringing George Washing to life not just in the book but in our hearts and everyday lives as well. It is written beautifully, painting our beloved first president as a humble man, believing in God and trusting that with patience and prayer even the most impossible task is possible.
I am, however disappointed there is no mention of George Washington being a Freemason. Freemasonry was an extremely large part of his and other Founding Father's lives that this had to be a blatant mission. This is surprising since Mr. Beck himself states,and I am paraphrasing here, that history books published after 1950 are mostly written by liberals with an agenda, filled with half truths. I agree with Mr. Beck on this but I do feel a bit slighted by his lack of honesty in the telling of Mr. Washington's life. I find it confusing that he felt the need to write about Mr. Washington joining the Sons of the Revolution which, although a very worthy organization, holds most of the same ideals of Freemasonry which are mentioned in the book, yet Freemasonry was not mentioned at all.
Overall this book is a great listen. You will learn a lot form Mr. Beck on the man we have been told was larger than life itself. You will find yourself looking at situations differently and thinking, what would George Washington do? You will see parallels in past situations in your live verses Mr. Washington's. Dont be surprised if this book actually changes your way of thinking about and taking on situations.
Say something about yourself!
Love or hate Glenn Beck, this is a fascinating account of the greatest American ever. As I listened, I shed many tears and felt so patriotic throughout the entire book. If only we could all be as unselfish and humble as George, the world would be a much better place. Divine Providence was certainly with George. Thank you, Glenn, for this wonderful book!
Only listened to it, didn't read it.
All the little mentioned facts about George Washington and how they all played a huge part in shaping him as a leader and how they helped him shape our country.
Not sure if I heard him before but he was very good.
It made me proud to be an American.
This should be required reading for ALL American citizens and especially those who are elected to office as a requirement to occupy that "elected" position. I live in an city that played a significant part in the history of the Revolutionary War period, and in very close proximity to a major civil war battlefield. These are the places my parents took us to when on vacation and how I learned about what a great and unique country we live in and mainly all because of one man -- George Washington. Thank you Glen for writing this book.
The book isn't a dry regurgitation of historical facts. The facts are there. But the story is brought to life due to the real like like reading of the book. You feel as if you are there.
What I liked most was how Washington was really just any man. Yet he wasn't He made choices that lead him to where he was. He could have told his mother he was going to leave with his brother. But he did what he knew was right. He obeyed his mother.
He could have said no to Adams and others and not taken the charge of the Continental army, but he did so. And he did so humbly.
The death bed scene with Washington.You really get to understand just how old and weak he had become. The strong, tall man was now reduced. But he died the same humble man he had always been...
Yes, I hated having to leave it. The more I heard the more I wanted to know what would happen next. Even though I knew much of the history already.