Pay attention, people of faith. Dark clouds are gathering. The winds of intolerance are blowing. There’s a great storm approaching.
American Christians are facing uncertain times. Our nation’s values are under assault. Religious liberty has been undermined. We live in a day when right is now wrong and wrong is now right. The vicious leftwing attack against the recent traditional marriage stance of Chick-fil-A should serve as a wakeup call to people of faith. It’s not about a chicken sandwich. It’s about religious liberty. It’s about free speech. It’s about the future of our nation.
As a reporter covering the culture war for FOX News, Todd Starnes is on the front lines of these attacks against traditional values. In God Less America, he uses both recent news stories and compelling interviews with today’s top conservative leaders to bring to light what is happening across our country. In his award-winning, satire-meets-serious writing style, he strikes an important blow in today’s culture wars.
- A Focus On The Downward Spiral Of America
God Less America by Todd Starnes is an often painful insight into the changing culture of the nation of America in the form of news articles, stories, laws, policies and general sentiment that is turning very much against good old Christian values. It is a warning for Christians to resist this change and to reinforce Christian values in their life, family and workplace.
Personally I didn't enjoy this book very much but that is not the point of it. Australia, like America, is heading the same direction and it is becoming more and more difficult to hold Christian values in an anti-Christian environment.
It is basically eight hours of insight, stories and news articles about how Christian values and Christians themselves are being treated unfairly or having their freedom of speech suppressed by government policies, organisational bureaucracy and political correctness, which gets tiring and a boring after a while. The other reason I didn't like it was that it didn't really offer any suggestions of how this could change or how this tide could be resisted.
The narrator was the author and he presents his case strongly with a fair bit of emotion involved, which other narrators probably wouldn't be able to convey. He is also clear and easy to understand, so it made listening effortless.
This book is a call for Christians to awake, so it would be great for anyone worried about the state of the world and the discrimination that is happening against Christians.
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This is why their is no money back deal I guess. The first CD is all whine and zero witness and then he goes into the over the top "born in MS" thing of every tv stereotype ever presented on tv. I am so disappointed. This is another "Fox" christian who is loud on volume and light on walk. You don't want this one folks.
- This book was top notch
This being the second Todd Starnes book I have read, or in this case listened to, I am becoming somewhat of a fan. He is funny but knowledgeable. His writing is simple and easy to read. He causes you to both think and feel.
Here we have a list of things no one would have believed could happen in America. The world has been turned upside down. The very things your parent taught you were right and noble are now seen as bigoted and hateful. To love God and you neighbor is now seen as racist, extreme, and even terrorism.
Like the phrase attributed to Saddam Hussein’s Democrat lawyer, Ramsey Clark, “One man’s terrorist is another man's freedom fighter”. The far left sees good as evil and visa versa. To have a choice to send you child to a school of your choosing is to hate teachers. To put a terrorist in prison is to be an Islamophobe. To say that an innocent baby should not be killed is to start a war on women. On and on it goes. Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" instructs the left to never have a conversation with their adversary because that humanizes them, their job is to demonize them, And demonize they have done.
We live in a New Amerika where an elderly lady is told she can not read her bible on public property; where a solder can die for the right to freedom of religion, but does not have freedom himself to display a bible; where a child can’t even read his Bible during free time at lunch. For years, many liberals have hated religion. They removed “God” from the Democrat platform. When they realized their mistake and decided to put Him back in, the crowd booed and hissed. For the last 40 years, they have passed laws to give us freedom “from” religion. After 9-11 they finally found a religion they can admire. Now they can call Christians - terrorist and Al-Qaeda - freedom fighters.
Now that I have come down off of my soap box, I would like to review Starnes book. Here, Starnes gives us a list of atrocities that have been performed in the name of tolerance. Seeing tolerance as the greatest virtue, the left tend to tolerate only those who agree with them. That is no tolerance at all. Tolerance says, even if I disagree with you, you have a right to believe what you do. The left says that tolerance is closing the mouths of those who disagree so that those who do agree with them do not get there feelings hurt. If you agree with same-sex marriage, you are tolerant. If you don't, you are a Homophobe. If you agree with abortion, you are for women. If not, you have waged a war on women. If you believe that Government should be in control of medical care, you have compassion for the poor. If not, you are a racist. Somehow, spending other people’s money, as opposed to spending your own on the poor, makes a person feel more compassionate. They have taken Alinsky's advice and demonized their opponents. Why can we not have a little civility? Everyone has the right to live peaceable, no matter what race or religion. America stands for freedom! Let us not give that freedom away to the “Thought Police”.
I can say that this book was top notch. It will both, break you heart and give you pride for our country. Your heart will be broken for the assault on the average American who has had their constitutional rights taken away, but you will be proud that the story doesn't end there. People are standing up to the bullying and calling for common sense, which is very uncommon today.
The narration was great. With the mix of good narration and a well written book, I did not feel I was listening to the written word, it was more like listening to a conversation.
I loved this book and highly recommend it to everyone.
I give it 5 out of 5 stars.
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- God Less America by Todd Starnes Audiobook Review
God Less America by Todd Starnes deals with many of the ways God is being pushed out of America. Starnes uses many recent news events to support his points. Mixed in with the true stories are Starnes’ witty comments that many times, unfortunately, seemed more true than funny to me.
My eyes were really opened as I listened to this audiobook. For me, this book was not a matter of what political party anyone belongs to, but one of straight facts that really showed the direction this country is going in. I know politics is a touchy subject, and there are going to be people who do not agree with this book, but I think there is a lot of value in it that one can filter through and make their own decisions on.
I was really impressed with this book as it gave me a deeper understanding of what is going on around me and how it can affect me as a Christian. One of the important lessons that I learned from this is to make sure I vote for individuals based off of what their agendas are and to make sure I find out what they are before I vote. This book really made me think about America, those in office, and the way the country is changing.
I received a copy of this audiobook from the christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.