Seven Miracles That Saved America: Why They Matter and Why We Should Have Hope
“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.
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By Lisa, Submitted on 2015-02-25
At a time in our history that feels harder and harder to slog through, this book brought me comfort and insight.
The information is critical to all citizens to know and understand and is told in a very simple and even handed manner. Information that seems to have been held captive unless the reader was earnestly seeking, was easily accessible and I already feel more intelligent.
Patriotism is not and should not be dead, and I surely appreciate the authors for being willing to step out of the herd and lead the way for a return to believing that America really is a miracle.
By Becca, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Good news! For those of us who's minds were elsewhere during American History class, we've been given a reprieve with this book! Seven Miracles that Saved America is full of those significant events and inspirational stories that we should not only be AWARE of, but value as American citizens.
It is a reminder to all of us, that those critical events in our U.S. history were not coincidence, but necessary for the survival of freedom as we know it.
God has had a hand in protecting this country from the beginning, read this book to find out how.
By Roberta, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I was stunned at how much we didn't learn in American History. I am grateful for how events came about to make possible the discovery & establishment of this country. It helped me to know and remember that the United States is indeed a great country and we didn't get that way by luck. Yes, we have much to improve but what we have is amazing. This country is a blessed country. Even with our adversities, problems of all kinds, and challenges gallore, we are still thriving, and can and will do better.