Seven Miracles That Saved America by Chris Stewart
Why They Matter and Why We Should Have Hope

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It’s important to know our country’s past so we can truly appreciate the freedom we experience today. It is because of the service and sacrifice of those that lived before us that we have the choices and opportunities we enjoy. Take the time to learn all about it in this book and you may even get an A in history class.
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“When the odds were stacked against us—and there have been many times when the great experiment we call America could have and should have failed—did God intervene to save us?”

That question, posed by authors Chris and Ted Stewart, is the foundation for this remarkable book. And the examples they cite provide compelling evidence that the hand of Providence has indeed preserved the United States of America on multiple occasions. Skillfully weaving story vignettes with historical explanations, they examine seven instances that illustrate God’s protecting care: The unlikely discovery of America by Christopher Columbus How (and why) desperate English colonists were able to survive the “starving time” at Jamestown The Battle of New York during the Revolutionary War The miraculous creation of the United States Constitution Abraham Lincoln’s desperate prayer that turned the tide of the Civil War at Gettysburg How a series of extraordinary events changed the Battle of Midway during World War II The preservation of Ronald Reagan’s life from an assassin’s bullet, allowing him the time he needed to help extend freedom around the world

Never, at any of these critical junctures, was a positive outcome certain or even likely. Yet America prevailed. Why?

“No man is perfect,” write the authors. “And neither is any nation. Yet, despite our weakness, we are still, as Abraham Lincoln said, the best nation ever given to man. Despite our faults, this nation is still the last, best hope of earth.” In short, God still cares what happens here. This reassuring message is a bright light in a world that longs for such hope.

 

About Chris Stewart

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Chris Stewart is the voice of sportscasting in Alabama. Four-time winner of the Alabama Sportscaster of the Year award, he lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Ted Stewart was appointed as a Utah Federal District Court Judge in 1999. He formerly served as chief of staff to Governor Michael O. Leavitt, as executive director of the Utah State Department of Natural Resources, as a member and chairman of the Utah Public Service Commission, and as chief of staff to Utah Congressman Jim Hansen.
 
Published November 11, 2009 by Shadow Mountain. 356 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Ellie De Groote on Jan 24 2015

It’s important to know our country’s past so we can truly appreciate the freedom we experience today. It is because of the service and sacrifice of those that lived before us that we have the choices and opportunities we enjoy. Take the time to learn all about it in this book and you may even get an A in history class.

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