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“When the odds were stacked against us - and there have been many times when the great experiment we call America could have and should have failed - did God intervene to save us?”

That question, posed by authors Chris and Ted Stewart, is the foundation for this remarkable book. And the examples they cite provide compelling evidence that the hand of Providence has indeed preserved the United States of America on multiple occasions. Skillfully weaving story vignettes with historical explanations, they examine seven instances that illustrate God’s protecting care:

  • The unlikely discovery of America by Christopher Columbus
  • How (and why) desperate English colonists were able to survive the “starving time” at Jamestown
  • The Battle of New York during the Revolutionary War The miraculous creation of the United States Constitution
  • Abraham Lincoln’s desperate prayer that turned the tide of the Civil War at Gettysburg
  • How a series of extraordinary events changed the Battle of Midway during World War II
  • The preservation of Ronald Reagan’s life from an assassin’s bullet, allowing him the time he needed to help extend freedom around the world
  • Never, at any of these critical junctures, was a positive outcome certain or even likely. Yet America prevailed. Why?

    “No man is perfect,” write the authors. “And neither is any nation. Yet, despite our weakness, we are still, as Abraham Lincoln said, the best nation ever given to man. Despite our faults, this nation is still the last, best hope of earth.” In short, God still cares what happens here. This reassuring message is a bright light in a world that longs for such hope.

    ©2009 The Shipley Group Inc and Brian T. Stewart (P)2010 Shadow Mountain

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    Loved the content. Reading was clear and strong.

    This book is good for the novice to expert history buff or even those who have never explored much of history. It discusses the ways America has been guided and protected by God as a vanguard of freedom for the world.

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    insperational

    loved learning about our country. not a history buff and sometimes struggled to keep up. I'll be listening to this one over and over. the last chapter of the book is very important. I listened to it twice. God Bless America and the righteous.

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    Thought Provoking Gratitude Promoting

    Thought provoking connections of true historic events. If history is the story of our lives, it's often beneficial to look at how individual stories link together and impact our lives. In a day of political divisiveness, apathy, unrest and cynicism, it was nice to read a book that reminds all Americans that one event does contribute to a larger often unseen picture.

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    Incredible listen

    I learned so much and we as a nation have so much to be thankful for. This was a very good book.

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    Wow! I never knew that!

    This is one book all citizens should read no matter what you know about history. Someone or something is watching over this country. I have lived in several countries in Europe and South America. Even our street people have it better than the average citizen in those countries.

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    A must for all Americans

    This book provides historical appreciation of how grateful we all should be be Americans that we may better guide our future.

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    Not as good as Peter Marshall's Light and Glory

    Did not finish this book. Seemed to plod along. Looking for a more concise read or one that more completely dramatized the events documented.

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    Life Changing!!

    This book will send you back in time and allow you to see the Hand of God. I felt this book was wonderfully written and I recommend it to all readers !

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    Amazing and Inspiring

    Loved listening to the wonderful stories that helped create and preserve our country. The switch from narrated story to narrated facts about the events was an ingenious way to present the entire picture. A must read for every American.

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    Good not great

    Good way to heat monumental stories in our nation's history. .at times it was just a little dry, though. But great stories that everyone needs to know about. Lots of pretty amazing miracles.