Thursday, April 2, 2015

Miracles and Massacres: True and Untold Stories of the Making of America by Glenn Beck


5 of 5 stars  *****

Glenn Beck is a marvelous writer, a thorough investigator, and follower of Truth. This book demonstrates his storytelling ability as he pens 12 of history's Miracles and Massacres. The stories range from the Revolutionary days of America right up to the present day's encounter with a fundamentalist ideology that threatens the world. 

The author admits his style is the by-product of reading Bill O'Reilly's Killing series: Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, and Killing Patton. This style reports facts while immersing one in the time and place of events. It also transports the reader into the minds of characters and illuminates the appropriate environments while seemingly unrelated segments converge into a familiar historical place in time. 

All 12 stories are slices of Americana, her citizens, and their actions. They build, prosper, and defend the core values written in the United States Constitution which delineates America's freedoms and liberties. One discovers that the great American experiment does not start out smoothly nor does it proceed without obstacles from mankind's fallen attributes; such as, greed and covetousness. The natural path of a blessed nation takes for granted what so many gave their careers, fortunes, and lives to begin and develop for their legacy. The Providential aspect of these stories points out that it is each generations responsibility to properly learn America's history and be the loving concept envisioned; the one that destines greatness and justice for all, the envy of the world.