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.
The book is essentially a story based on fact with signifcant creative license used, I presume with the aim being to assist the reader feel the emotion associated with the various situations presented in the book. Unfortunatey I was looking for something more of a factual relation of history rather than a subjective interpreatation of the events. I was also very frustrated at the author's repeated insitance upon 'providence', or God, playing a role. I view this as a further indication that the book is a highly subjective story rather than an unbiased presentation of the evidence.
I would not recommend this book as I feel the way the historical figures are presented is overly subjective, which may distort the reader's view in a way I feel is irresponsible, unless of course the reader fully understands that this is a story and little more. So, maybe I shoud have looked into it further before I purchased the book!
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.
Riveting......Inspiring.......Proud Makes you feel like you were with Washington witnessing the birth of our country.
Better? Maybe not. It was different and awesome.
I was in awe from start to finish.
I loved George Washington before, still do but also I marvel at his genius, his loyalty and his class. He really is the indispensable man.
As a student of history, it provided details about the events surrounding General/President Washington the I was not aware. But what makes Being George Washington unique, is Author Beck's take on Washington's character in dealing with circumstances.
The several accounts throughout the work of Providence sparing Washington to fulfill his life's purpose.
His voice ... it is both pleasing and engaging.
Along with other works on Washington, it further reinforced George Washington as the greatest President, and Father of the Country by his precedences on defining the Presidency. Lesser men would have been tempted to let vanity overtake service to others. For example, had he been so inclined, he could have taken advantage of his popularity to pursue kingdom instead of presidency.
Highly recommend Being George Washington especially to patriots who love and serve Our Country. It reinforces some of the reasons they do what they do.
Yes, would recommend, because there might be a piece of history you might have forgotten and this might jog your memory.
Understanding more fully the role Napolean Bonapart played and his relationship with George Washington was very interesting. Also, getting a deeper understanding of how George Washington was respected and admired.
I'm not sure I liked his character voice for George. Also, some of his accents were not so good, like the french accent.
Yes, understanding how much George Washington sacrificed for his love of country and how much he was away from home.
It is pretty amazing to realize just how long and arduous this war was against the British and how many men sacrificed their lives for a better way of life. At least they knew who the enemy was back then. Today, sadly, our enemies are like ghosts.
“Being George Washington” is a story that is mostly focused on the Revolutionary War and the founding of the United States and our Constitution but is also a narrative of the life and inner soul of one of the greatest men to have ever lived on earth. No one can help not to revere him for what he did for this great nation, the United States, and the example he is for every leader of all nations. Glenn Beck illustrates how George Washington’s way of life can be an example of how people, regardless of their circumstances or state of being can better themselves, and live a more fruitful life.
Ron McLarty narrated the Audio Book in a way that brings all the characters to life in a way that holds one’s interest in anticipation of how the next part of the story will unfold.
Definitely George Washington
The truth about a Great Leader
Great read about a man that everyone should know about