What is America becoming? Or, more importantly, what can she be if we reclaim a vision for the things that made her great in the first place? In America the Beautiful, Dr. Ben Carson helps us learn from our past in order to chart a better course for our future.
From his personal ascent from inner-city poverty to international medical and humanitarian acclaim, Carson shares experiential insights that help us understand... what is good about America... where we have gone astray... which fundamental beliefs have guided America from her founding into preeminence among nations.
Written by a man who has experienced America's best and worst firsthand, America the Beautiful is at once alarming, convicting, and inspiring. You'll gain new perspectives on our nation's origins, our Judeo-Christian heritage, our educational system, capitalism versus socialism, our moral fabric, healthcare, and much more. An incisive manifesto of the values that shaped America's past and must shape her future, America the Beautiful calls us all to use our God-given talents to improve our lives, our communities, our nation, and our world.
©2011 Ben Carson, Candy Carson (P)2011 Zondervan
I am a working mom who loves to squeeze in listening to books while walking, doing chores or commuting.
This ranks in my top 10%.
I particularly enjoyed the background about Ben Carson's upbringing by a single mom in poverty. It is incredible to see how his mother did not let her circumstances define who she was or lower her expectations for her two boys. She truly sounds like a great American woman.
No, this is my first.
The book is touching. I feel that I know more about Ben Carson and what he stands for.
I didn't have any expectations when I started this book. I had heard of Dr. Carson because of my job in healthcare. This book was a balanced mix of history, personal experience, and cogent recommendations on solving major problems in America. I recommend it to anybody searching for solutions to modern day societal and political issues. I hope Dr. Carson someday writes a book addressing the serious problems with the US healthcare system from the perspective of a neuro - surgeon.
Straight forward, caring, no mud slinging....just honest logical thoughts about the things that are truly important to our Nation.
Dr. Carson has an amazing penchant for not only clearly stating problems facing the U.S., but also (refreshingly) offers simple and viable solutions to even the most complex.
As an avid student (scholar) of history, Dr. Carson relays events that used to be included in our school books and emulated by those aspiring to greatness. The story of George Washington as relayed by the ancient Indian chief has long been a favorite of mine. It was heartening to 'see' it in a book again.
Dion Graham does a magnificent job! He brings the story alive through the voice of a great orator who is also a 'regular Joe'. It is as if Dr. Carson is speaking directly to the listener.
This book made me PROUD once again, to be an American and reminded me that 'we the people' are ONE, and should remember to act accordingly. It puts the party system back into its proper perspective and illuminates key points on how it has become so polarized and what might be considered to help remedy the situation; eloquently done without pointing fingers or assigning blame!
I have already recommended this book to people of all political persuasions and social strata, and will continue to do so. It is must read!
it's unusual to actually read someone who is actually read other books not faking to have read other books. not given over to the sixties propaganda style reading.
Dr. Carson writes a book that leads man to a path of peace, enlightenment and fulfillment. He helps reestablish the founding principles of the American revolution. If our nation as a people would be so bold to step into these principles and live them again we would indeed prosper!
I really enjoy how Dr. Carson explains tolerance and fairness and equity and how it applies in government.
Easily the best presidential candidate for 2016. We haven't had a civilian leader since President Eisenhower just after World War II… I think it's worth a try to NOT put another career politician in the White House which means Trump, Fiorina & Carson look better than others.
Additionally, all 3 candidates have had great success in American industry both public and private. That means they understand how things work. Those who go straight from college to Washington DC for internships and working for government officials… They don't learn anything about the real world, just politics.
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