Friday, November 12, 2010

The American Patriot's Almanac by William J. Bennett and John T.E. Cribb

The American Patriot’s Almanac by William J. Bennett and John T. E. Cribb is one of the finest books I have seen in the subject of the history of America. I love the way it is laid out into daily readings that are easily manageable. Each day also has a list of happenings on that day in years previous. In between each month are special sections that make this book even more valuable: Flags of the Revolutionary War, The History of the Stars and Stripes, Flag Etiquette, The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution and the Bill of Rights, Famous Addresses, Poems and Songs of American Patriotism, and more.
Although this is laid out in the format of a devotional reading it does not have Bible readings assigned to each day. It’s focus is on readings about America. However, after reading through this book, you come away feeling as if you have peered into the way the Lord built America through many of His faithful servants in our history.
The book itself is hardbound with pages that are pleasant to the touch. The feel of the book is weighty and magnificent. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in history of America. It is perfect for teachers to use as a supplemental text and I plan to do so in my homeschool.
I have only the highest praise for this book. It is a reminder of what it means to be an American and to be proud of that fact but not in a boasting way…in a grateful way. The principles our forefathers built this nation on are what made it strong and to remind ourselves of those principles by reading this book may help us to be pushed back into that direction.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

No comments: