“Highlighting the causes of disunity and decline in the nation, Carson takes aim at political correctness and its impact on curbing honest speech on critical issues…. Carson intersperses his own inspirational life story and biblical passages as he argues for the essential role of faith in addressing the myriad complex issues facing the nation.” – Booklist
Normally I wouldn’t post a review from elsewhere in a post for my review of a book, but this quote sums the book up so wonderfully that I thought it was a good idea. I must also admit that I finished the book on Sunday and didn’t take any notes while reading, then got caught up in life and forgot to write my review while everything was fresh. So, here we are.
While I can’t remember details well enough to include certain things without possibly misquoting or misrepresenting an idea, I can tell you that I haven’t read anything written with this much common sense in a very long time. Chapter by chapter, Dr. Carson puts forth the problems facing The United States and offers possible solutions, or paths to solutions. He focuses on the reader, the American citizen, as the ultimate catalyst for change in a nation where politicians have taken over, and care more about keeping their positions of power than representing the people who elected them to office.
An excellent feature in this book is a section at the end of each chapter. It lists questions to think on, or actions to take, that will cause you to look critically at yourself, your community, and your nation with regards to the chapter’s contents.
If you are interested in knowing more about Ben Carson and his views, I highly recommend this book.
1) Is it understandable = 5
2) Presentation of Information = 5
3) Quality of Writing = 5
4) Overall Enjoyability = 5
Average score of 5 out of 5
I checked this book out at my local library.