Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Book Review: Eye-Opening History

     BookSneeze on behalf of Thomas Nelson Publishing recently allowed me to review a complimentary copy of Larry P. Arnn's The Founders' Key.  Arnn delves into the history and minds of the Founding Fathers of our country to understand the purpose of the two documents that were written to form America and to keep it as a free country. As the political climate changes with time there are politicians who feel that the founding documents have become obsolete. However, Arnn surmises that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were written to stand the test of time.
     Arnn connects the dots between the purpose the Fathers intended in the Declaration with the parameters set in the Constitution. He details the history and sacrifices people made for the liberties we now enjoy. External historical documents are referenced to back up the original intentions given. The colonists that stood firm in their beliefs for equality rose against a domineering king who took liberty to impose harsh conditions at the cost of the colonists' freedoms. That point was driven home, so the reader gains a deeper appreciation and respect for those men. That then resulted in our nation as we know it.
     The Founders' Key is enlightening, enjoyable and enterprising. Arnn reminds us, the people of a free nation, to recall our beginnings. I couldn't agree more. As a people, we have become complacent as the years have worn on, living in comfort of capitalism. Many citizens don't take the time to understand what our so-called representatives are doing or saying in Washington. They are suppose to be our voice. Representation is what makes the United States a government for the people, by the people. I for one would like to know what my "voice" is claiming upon the Hill.
     This book is a short read, but deep in content. No one should read it in a couple of days, but rather take time to let what Arnn is saying sink in. Although many are not believers of Jesus in this country, many more are. The Founding Fathers allowed their faith to guide them, as we should. When morals run amok and our political scene seems to be shoddy in areas, it is time for citizens of this great country to recall our beautiful beginnings. We have a choice as to which road this country is going to take. The Founders' Key is a great start!

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