A Review of “Be the People: A Call to Reclaim America’s Faith and Promise”
This review is from: Be the People: A Call to Reclaim America’s Faith and Promise (Hardcover).
Carol Swain has put feet to her faith in writing this book, disregarding the backlash that such transparency will certainly invoke. With careful precision she has gathered the big facts–about Christianity, about America’s foundation, about modern-day governmental and cultural forces, about the disposition of the American people–and offers them with a calm urgency for our consideration. Underneath it all is her central question: “Does the God of the broken American covenant still judge nations?” Those of us who call ourselves Christians and presume to ask for God’s blessing must never forget that His ability to bless a nation is integrally tied to His ability also to curse that same nation.
“The cold winds of change sweeping through Washington, D.C., and our nation are damning evidence that even though we say we believe in God, we live like atheists. We consider God to be either nonexistent or irrelevant–and certainly not in the business of distributing rewards and punishments. The solemn vows of faith that once impelled our leaders to bravery and provided the solid principles upon which our country was founded have been broken and abandoned to the winds. The virtues produced by faith in God have been banished from our borders.”
Dr. Carol M. Swain, Professor of Political Science and Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University, is the co-author of Who’s Stealing our Kids?: Revealing the Hidden Agenda to Secularize our Children. (June 7, 2016). Steve Feazel is her co-author.