The American Miracle

The American Miracle

Divine Providence in the Rise of the Republic

Book - 2016
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America is a uniquely great nation, but does its power and prosperity stem from accidents of history, or the fulfillment of some pre-destined master plan? In The American Miracle , conservative radio host and best-selling author Michael Medved describes a stunning series of amazements in early American history that each suggest an "intelligent design"-a higher power that has steered crucial turns in our nation's story, and will again. In the first of two books, The American Miracle traces the grace that shaped twelve decisive moments in our history-from the desperate passengers of the Mayflower who were blown off course to the one spot in the region that gave them a fair chance for survival, to the casual discovery of three cigars wrapped in handwritten notes that assured Union victory in the Civil War. Sometimes Medved reveals the providential nature of well-known incidents, and at others he focuses on an unknown historical event that had long-term impact. This sweeping and engrossing historical narrative proves that to sustain our unparalleled power and world presence, America must understand the purpose that placed her at the forefront of history and rise to the challenge of that fateful mandate.
Publisher: New York : Crown Forum, c2016
ISBN: 9780553447262
0553447262
Branch Call Number: 277.3 Medv
Characteristics: viii, 402 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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djeffords
Apr 28, 2017

Crucial United States historical events viewed from the perspective that divine providence was instrumental to formation, growth, and protection of our nation. Even if you dismiss Medved's basic premise, the history recounted is accessible and accurate. The stories are not fiction. Enjoyable read for anyone interested in US history.

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traceyd48
Feb 19, 2017

This book reads like a novel because it IS a novel. It's fiction. This is a book driven by Mr. Medved's twisted sense that the US is automatically blessed. (And Medved's sense that he knows what the good Lord wants.) It's certainly not driven by historical analysis.

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JohnLSwanson
Feb 17, 2017

A great read. Full of wonderful history that reads like a novel.

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