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, and 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, health care, 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 enjoyed this book very much it was presented well with Anna fine thoughts about where America is going I was happy to find that other people think the way I think about America and the things that should go to make this a great country I would give it a five star rating
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!
A book full of common sense and logic - Especially enjoyed the last few chapters - as the tile says "Rediscovering what made this nation great"! - We need to go back to our roots and to the wisdom and values of our founding fathers...God Bless America!
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