“If you're worried about the loss of freedom at home, and the attacks on Israel abroad, this important book should only reaffirm our commitment to stand tall.” —Glenn Beck
"How unusual is it, really, in the history of all known human experience, to enjoy the blessing of living free?"
The answer may surprise you. In The Miracle of Freedom, Chris and Ted Stewart make a strong case that fewer than 5 percent of all people who have ever lived on the earth have lived under conditions that we could consider “free.” So where did freedom come from, and how are we fortunate enough to experience it in our day?
“A deeper look at the human record,” write the authors, “reveals a series of critical events, obvious forks in the road leading to very different outcomes, that resulted in this extraordinary period in which we live.” They identify and discuss seven decisive tipping points:
- The defeat of the Assyrians in their quest to destroy the kingdom of Judah
- The victory of the Greeks over the Persians at Thermopylae and Salamis
- Roman Emperor Constantine’s conversion to Christianity
- The defeat of the armies of Islam at Poitiers
- The failure of the Mongols in their effort to conquer Europe
- The discovery of the New World
- The Battle of Britain in World War II
The journey to freedom has been thousands of years long. Now that it has found its place in the world, the question for those of us who experience its benefits is simply this: Will we work to preserve the miracle of freedom that we enjoy today?
- Two Gods at War
- How the Greeks Saved the West
- Miracle at the Bridge
- The Battle That Preserved a Christian Europe
- The Mongol Horde Turns Back
- How the New World Saved the Old
- The Battle of Britain Conclusion
By Daniel, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Chris and Ted Stewart describe how freedom was shaped in “The Miracle of Freedom 7 Tipping Points that Saved the World”. History is told as a story of many different events and how each provided for freedoms to be had. I found this book an extremely powerful reminder of how many people have lived under tyranny and how we have been blessed by living under such freedoms whereas others haven’t had that opportunity.
“The Miracle of Freedom 7 Tipping Points that Saved the World” states “A deeper look at the human record reveals a series of critical events, obvious forks in the road leading to very different outcomes, that resulted in this extraordinary period in which we live.” Freedom was gained by the outcomes of the seven different events discussed by the authors. In each case history is presented along with a small narration from people of that time. Near the end of each chapter the authors discuss “What If” things had gone differently. Through their discussions it is easy to see that each event is especially important and closely linked to freedom. It is clear to see that the authors have done research and as a result have a deep understanding of these events. The only thing that one would need to get used to is that they do jump back and forth between the narrative and history. They make sure to separate them so the reader can clearly distinguish between the two.
By William, Submitted on 2015-02-25
One of the best books I have ever read. I relearned history is a way I never would have imagined. Very easy to read and extremely hard to put down. It was in my hand every chance I got. I very highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a better understanding of how these miracles helped to shape the freedom we enjoy now.