Review: Arranged in short non-fiction stories, this book covers many events and people from the beginning of American history to modern times. Each story emphasizes the faith in God of the people involved, and the choice they made to honor God, no matter the cost. Many of these stories do not have happy endings. People died for their beliefs. People lost everything when they stood up for what was right.
The stories are not arranged chronologically, which can be distracting. Also, the focus was heavily on slavery and the civil rights movement. While this was not a bad thing, I had hoped for a more inclusive book. For example, few-to-none of the stories spoke about WWI or WWII, about the sciences and arts, about the Cold War or Prohibition or Women's Rights. I understand they could not include ever good story. But there was a lack of balance.
That being said, this is an excellent book - one might even use it as a devotional discussion or the starting point for a history lesson. I highly recommend for use at home or at school.
Bookmarks: 7 of 10
Year Published: 2004
Date Finished: 7-22-2016