Here we are for Part 2 (books 14-8) of my reading recommendations for every American.
Each of these books has an important message for us at this particular time in our country’s history.
I strongly urge everyone to read (or re-read) these books. Many of them have been made into movies, but Hollywood has a habit of omitting important bits in books that warn people against its agenda. Plus: the books are ALWAYS better.
I intended for this post to be that – one post.
However, when I finished writing it, I looked down and saw that a word count of 3529 made this look more like an academic dissertation than a blog post. For that reason, I have decided to break it into three parts (seven book recommendations in each).
I hope you truly consider reading or re-reading all of these books, and that they give you food for thought. Never underestimate the virality of thinking-for-yourself and the elusive common-sense variant.
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21 Books EVERY American
Should Read/Re-Read in 2021
– Part 2 –
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
“Where there’s hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.”
One of the few first-hand accounts of a Jew in World War II. Also, an inspiring story of how others stepped up to risk everything to do what was right.
“America was founded on prayer. Therefore, the removal of prayer from its public life was a central part of its fall from God. A nation that turns away from prayer will ultimately find itself in desperate need of it.”
“God’s will is that none should perish. Judgement isn’t His desire…but His necessity. The good must bring evil to an end, or else it would cease to be good. And yet His mercy is still greater than His judgement. His heart always wills for redemption. And therein lies the hope.”
The Harbinger was recommended to me by my parents after I mentioned the idea for this blog post (turned series). I got the book, and read it. I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical when I started reading about how America was/is on the same path of destruction as ancient Israel, then I kept reading… There are too many coincidences for this to not at least raise some eyebrows, if not raise up a few prayers toward heaven.
The dedication page reads: “What you are about to read is presented in the form of a story, but what is contained within the story is real.” The genre is listed as Fiction/Suspense. I found myself getting swept away in the story and I did a fair bit of research to verify the claims that were made (though there are citations as these shocking “coincidences” are presented throughout the book). This book is food for thought, reflection, discussion, and prayer.
If the happenstances are truly harbingers of America’s fall and the impending Day of Judgement, after reading this book you cannot say you were not warned.
THE THEFT OF AMERICA’S SOUL
12. The Theft of America’s Soul: Blowing the Lid Off the Lies That are Destroying Our Country (Phil Robertson)
Published in 2019
“Little by little, lie by lie, the lines of morality, decency, and virtue have moved in America.”
In the typical Phil Robertson fashion we have all come to know, he delivers a solid case for when, how, and why America has run amok from the virtues, values, truth, morals, and standards that the Bible shares and that the Founding Fathers of our nation based our freedoms and laws upon. He makes a damning case of the faults of our nation, but he also provides the answer to correct the course direction we are on now.
11. Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape From The Democrat Plantation (Candace Owens)
Published in 2020
“We cannot rely on a hopelessly inefficient and burdensome government to fix what we ourselves refuse to do.”
Ms. Owens’ book is well thought out and well presented. She provides historic evidence to support her claims. She has been the recipient of backlash, of racism, hate and bullying, yet she stands firm in her assessment of the country’s real problem when it comes to black communities. The government still holds many enslaved – not just financially, but essentially mentally. The government and all its tentacles espouse the unimportance of education, a strong family center, faith in something other than self, and instead proclaims hedonistic behaviors are better. Money is more important, fame is the pinnacle of success, and hard work is for suckers.
This book is a good read for all people – of any color or creed. It brings to light the actions and decisions of few that impact many, and that the masses do not see. It calls on individuals and families, communities and the nation to fix for ourselves what the government should not have the power to. A return to personal responsibility, accountability and wherewithal.
10. Unbroken (Laura Hillenbrand)
Published in 2010
“Without dignity, identity is erased.”
I have written about Louis Zamperini’s story before. He had an amazing will to survive.
A few years ago this one was made into a movie. It was a great movie, there is so much more in the book that simply there was not time to cover in the film. The book continues beyond the Louis’ struggles during the war, to the end of the war, and it has other inspirational circumstances beyond survival.
Like in the camps throughout Europe and the South Pacific during World War II, dignity was stolen, identity was erased and rewritten.
From Jew to “vermin”, “yid” and “heeb”. It has been done seemingly forever (“infidel”), and most recently we have seen changes from “American” to things such as: deplorable, unvaccinated, etc. – a classic “them” verses “us” situation.
If you need reminding of your true identity, I recommend you read Defined (by Alex and Stephen Kendrick).
9. The Prince (Niccolò Machiavelli)
Published in 1532
“The lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves.”
This short book is simply 16th century advice on being brave. Don’t let the age of the wisdom dissuade you, wisdom is timeless.
8. The Crucible (Arthur Miller)
Published in 1953
“Until an hour before the Devil fell, God thought him beautiful in Heaven.”
A classic example of hysteria, it’s repercussions, and what happens when a lack of proof is ignored.
We saw a bit of this in action during George W. Bush’s tenure as President, and we saw it after the bombing of Pearl Harbor when Japanese Americans were placed in internment camps here on American soil. Most recently we saw a resurgence during Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate Judiciary Committee. In times like these it might be good to remember that it is called the burden of proof. Without proof it is simply a game of he said she said… Without proof anyone can claim to have seen Goodie Procter with the devil.
Tomorrow I will post Part 1, in which I will share my top 7 books that I believe every American should read or re-read at this time in history.