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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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    American History...Brand New...Again!

    A few years ago I remember discussing education with a man in his sixties. He told me about how difficult his Bible classes were in high school.

    "It sounds like you went to a tough Christian private school!" He looked at me quizzically and said, "Christian school? No, I never went to any religious schools. I was in public school."

    I was totally shocked! "Public school!? They taught Bible in the public schools!?"

    "Um...yes, up until the sixties every public school taught the Bible from the beginning of this country up until the sixties." He replied as if I was a total moron who didn't know this. "Even grammar books started teaching kids how to read with, 'A' is for Adam." He added.

    Well, I didn't know this at all.

    I went to public school and was taught some American History. It was mostly positive. Then I got to college and was treated to "real" American History by the great historian, Howard Zinn.

    Or so I thought.

    Coming from a Communist country my family taught me to be extremely wary of Socialist Leaning professors. "The Revolution started in the colleges. One day we were free, and the next we were at gunpoint," my terror stricken Abuela would tell me.

    I did my research on Zinn and was surprised (not really) to find that he didn't claim unbiased objectivity. To him there were no such things as facts. Historical facts were only facts if they shaped the minds of others into believing what he believed, that is, Socialism. (In fact, in the preface to one the editions of his book he even states at much.)

    Imagine a star witness in a trial say, "My testimony is not fact. It's "facts" that I hope will change the verdict towards the outcome I want.

    Zinn's influence is very widespread with many "prestigious" universities claiming that he's required reading. My university, which was a Leftist's Paradise, was no exception.

    History classes have been hijacked by Zinn's teaching and those who agree with his bias. Which is frightening because as the Bible states, "If the foundations be destroyed what can the righteous do?"

    You're seeing the effects of this bias in the media, who learned at the knees of Zinn, and who promulgate his bias because, "A lie repeated over and over becomes the truth."

    So it's refreshing to once again learn about the truth in "Seven Miracles That Saved America". You remember truth, right? 5 + 5 = 10? The laws of gravity?

    This book speaks the truth. In the history of mankind there has never been a country like ours. Our country wasn't a result of a shot in the dark. It wasn't a result of intellectuals finally figuring out how best to govern. It was a result of God's miraculous hand.

    Coming from a family of immigrants I hope that this book will instill pride in your country for those of you whose family has been here for generations. I feel that this segment of American citizens takes for granted the great gift God has given them. Not all of them, but some of them. My wife's family just about came off the Mayflower, and they've always been surprised at the unbridled patriotism that my family has always possessed. But my family saw the bloodshed firsthand of Socialist policies. They lived under a bloody, brutal dictatorship who had no regard for any thoughts or opinions they deemed unworthy. When you live under conditions like that you learn to appreciate what it is to be an American.

    You scoff at labels such as, "Cuban-American" or "African-American" and embrace the label of "American". My family never needed hyphens to define them. I pray that this book fills you with pride and appreciation for this country, and for the God who put you here.







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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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    this is a remarkable summary of 7 remarkable event

    I was very impressed with the amount of detailed research that have been done and the writing and narration that summarized it in a way that kept me interested the entire time, there were many things I learned though I had heard much of this I hadn't seen it all put together so well.

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    Every High School student should have this BOOK.

    every student in high school should know this book heard it read it know it history is too important.

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    a remarkable presentation of miraculous events

    We found this to be a remarkable presentation of the miraculous events that preserved America at switch points in our young history. A great read, and a great listen with notable narrators.

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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.