America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great

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Zondervan, Jan 22, 2013 - Political Science - 205 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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About the author (2013)

Ben Carson worked as a doctor for more than thirty-five years. He recently retired as the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is currently a Washington Times columnist and FOX News contributor. He is the author or co-author of several books including Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great, One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future, and A More Perfect Union: What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties. He and his wife Candy Carson founded the Carson Scholars Fund, dedicated to recognizing the academic achievements of deserving young people. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the country.

Candy Carson is the author of America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great and One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future with her husband Ben Carson. She is also the author of A Doctor in the House: My Life with Ben Carson. They founded the Carson Scholars Fund, dedicated to recognizing the academic achievements of deserving young people.

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