Wow. I’m not a fast reader, but I inhaled this book. Metaxas lifts our eyes to see again the hope that is America. How long has it been since you’ve listened to retellings of the heroes of our nation’s history? Have you heard or thought about the exceptional circumstances that formed this country of ours? When was the last time you felt proud of America?
Metaxas is an amazing historian with a talent for shining a light on good and noble things. He speaks of things we don’t hear much about anymore: patriotism, heroism, moral leadership, divine purpose.
I don’t know if our nation can be revived, but this is an excellent step in that direction. I am reinvigorated to pray for our nation. But I do wonder: can our people show mercy to our nation and extend it to the world if they don’t even know what mercy is or that they need it? The ultimate call, in my mind, is for the Church to rise up and fulfill her calling to go, teach and make disciples. Very inspiring book.