The following is a review of the book; The Coming Revolution, Signs from America’s Past That Signal Our Nation’s Future.
The Coming Revolution, Signs from America’s Past That Signal Our Nation’s Future written by Dr. Richard G. Lee attempts to examine the religious history of our nation and show how our country is growing away from our heritage. The book examines in-depth the founding of our country and the faith that shaped our nation. Exploring recent events in our nations capital, economy, and lifestyle, Dr. Lee makes a case that we are growing further and further away from the base upon which we were founded. That base is a solid foundation rooted firmly in the belief that God has blessed our nation and allowed it to prosper and grow to the powerful country that we have become.
Dr. Lee spends more than half of his book looking at the history of our nation and the faith that guided our founding fathers. He then discusses the ways in which we are no longer following the leadership of God but rather we are trying to become a nation without religion. It is his belief (as well as mine) that the further our nation turns away from God the less likely we are to remain a stable, powerful nation. It is this attitude of “we can do without God” that is leading our nation into the abyss, from which we will not be able to escape. It is up to us as Christians to stand up, be heard, and force our nation to return to “One Nation Under God.”
I found the book to be interesting, but I could not help but think that the author was “preaching to the choir.” Since I agreed with his conclusions prior to reading the book, there was really no convincing needed on my part. This led to the book being a little repetitive at times in my eyes. I would have also liked to have seen the author show a little more non-bias in his recounting of history, which I believe will lead to most non-believers disavowing this book very early on. The author also tends to jump around a bit in his historical accounts which also leads the reader to feel as if he is just repeating his point again and again.
I did enjoy the section about his missionary work in the former Soviet Union after the fall of communism and would have liked to have seen more of this type of personal experiences included in the work.
Overall, I am not sure how convincing this book will be to those who do not already agree with the premise of the book. I have seen many complaining about the one-sided view of history. In my opinion, there was so much included that seemed to repeat that I was a little overwhelmed by the history and I honestly didn’t take the time to determine if it were one-sided or not.
The book should be considered a good rally point for those who support the “Tea Party” candidates in the elections. And being released in this election year, one can almost attribute the book to anti-current administration propaganda. This is a shame for someone who actually agrees with the author to be saying this, but I do feel that the conclusions in this book are so one-sided that it is difficult not to come to this conclusion.
I would give this book a 2 out of 5 stars. I enjoyed parts of the book, I agree with the conclusions of the author, but I felt like the writer took the long bus ride to arrive at his destination. It did take me a little longer to finish this book than most books that I read for review. This is not due to the length of the book, but due to the fact that I was loosing interest in the author’s premise because I was not learning anything new. I understood from the beginning of the book where the author was headed, how he planned on getting there, and I was already at the end of the bus route waiting for him to get there.
For someone who is not familiar with the role that faith in God played in the foundation of this great nation, you should really read this book. You will learn how our nation really is a nation under God. For those of you, like me, who already believe that this nation needs to return to its religious roots, then you will probably not learn much new and you will probably be more blessed by reading your Bible and praying for our great nation.
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