If You Can Keep It by Eric Metaxas
The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty

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Acknowledging that the nation has not always acted virtuously, the author encourages citizens to celebrate love of country through the arts...A controversial view of America’s past and future that will appeal to Christian readers.
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas delivers an extraordinary book that is part history and part rousing call to arms, steeped in a critical analysis of our founding fathers' original intentions for America.

In 1787, when the Constitution was drafted, a woman asked Ben Franklin what the founders had given the American people. "A republic," he shot back, "if you can keep it." More than two centuries later, Metaxas examines what that means and how we are doing on that score.

If You Can Keep It is at once a thrilling review of America's uniqueness—including our role as a "nation of nations"—and a chilling reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless we embrace our own crucial role in living out what the founders entrusted to us. Metaxas explains that America is not a nation bounded by ethnic identity or geography, but rather by a radical and unprecedented idea, based on liberty and freedom for all. He cautions us that it's nearly past time we reconnect to that idea, or we may lose the very foundation of what made us exceptional in the first place.


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About Eric Metaxas

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Eric Metaxas es autor de más de 30 libros, entre ellos los éxitos editoriales Amazing Grace y Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid to Ask).
 
Published June 14, 2016 by Viking. 267 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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on Apr 06 2016

Acknowledging that the nation has not always acted virtuously, the author encourages citizens to celebrate love of country through the arts...A controversial view of America’s past and future that will appeal to Christian readers.

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Reviewed by Albin Sadar on Aug 03 2016

If civic classes were ever popular again in high schools and universities nationwide, “If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty” — along with such essentials as “Up from Slavery” by Booker T. Washington and “The 5000 Year Leap” by W. Cleon Skousen — must be front and center on every reading list.

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