America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great

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Zondervan, Jan 24, 2012 - Political Science - 224 pages
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What is America becoming? Or, more importantly, what can she be if we reclaim a vision for the things that made her great in the first place?

In America the Beautiful, Dr. Ben Carson helps us learn from our past in order to chart a better course for our future. From his personal ascent from inner-city poverty to international medical and humanitarian acclaim, Carson shares experiential insights that help us understand:

  • what is good about America
  • where we have gone astray
  • which fundamental beliefs have guided America from her founding into preeminence among nations

Written by a man who has experienced America's best and worst firsthand, America the Beautiful is at once alarming, convicting, and inspiring. You'll gain new perspectives on our nation's origins, our Judeo-Christian heritage, our educational system, capitalism versus socialism, our moral fabric, healthcare, and much more.

An incisive manifesto of the values that shaped America's past and must shape her future, America the Beautiful calls us all to use our God-given talents to improve our lives, our communities, our nation, and our world.

 

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User Review  - Jarratt - LibraryThing

This book offers many problems the US faces as well as common sense solutions. In most cases Dr. Carson uses examples from his own life as analogies to his solutions. It may surprise many to find that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mary Anne Piaget - Christianbook.com

Although I'm not American, I follow what's happening in the States with interest, as it's a kind of barometer to the western world. I love Carson's insight and logical conclusions. I also love how he non-apologetically interweaves his faith throughout the book. Highly recommend it! Read full review

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Contents

A LETTER FROM THE AUTHOR
11
PROLOGUE
13
1 AMERICAS HISTORY OF REBELLING FOR CHANGE
15
2 WHO ARE WE THE PEOPLE?
31
3 ARE WE A JUDEOCHRISTIAN NATION OR NOT?
45
4 A DIFFERENT SCHOOL OF THOUGHT
57
ITS PROS AND CONS
67
WHOSE POT OF SOUP IS IT?
85
9 AMERICAS ROLE IN A WORLD AT WAR
131
10 IS HEALTH CARE A RIGHT?
143
11 A NATION DIVIDED
159
12 LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
171
13 WHATS GOOD ABOUT AMERICA?
183
14 WHAT DO WE BELIEVE AND IN WHOM DO WE TRUST?
191
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
203
NOTES
205

7 WHAT IS A MORAL NATION?
101
8 LEARNING FROM OUR MISTAKES
115

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About the author (2012)

Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., became the chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1984 at the age of 33, making him the youngest major division director in the hospital's history. He has written and published nine books, four of which were co-authored with Candy, his wife of 40 years. Dr. Carson was the recipient of the 2006 Spingarn Medal. In June 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. U.S. News Media Group and Harvard's Center for Public Leadership recognized Dr. Carson as one of "America's Best Leaders" in 2008. In 2014, the Gallup Organization, in their annual survey, named Dr. Carson as one of the 10 Most Admired Men in the World.

Dr. Carson and his wife are co-founders of the Carson Scholars Fund, which recognizes young people of all backgrounds for exceptional academic and humanitarian accomplishments. In addition, Dr. Carson is now the Honorary National Chairman of the My Faith Votes campaign and continues to work tirelessly for the cause of the American people.

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