I just finished reading this book, and it is amazing!
Under God is a compilation of stories of sacrifice and faith from America’s history. From the American Revolution to the Civil War to the post-Civil-War segregation, this book is filled with touching and inspiring true stories. As TobyMac states in the book: “Knowing the past is crucial to dealing with the present.”
Along with awesome quotes…
Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set.
-Adlai Stevenson, American Statesman
“Racism is not a skin problem; it’s a sin problem.”
-Nathel Tait, Michael Tait’s father
And touching stories like the Sand Creek Massacre, there are some great verses pointed out and wonderful commentary. I highly recommend this book. It was absolutely awesome.
A challenge to help you write, get you thinking, and spark some creativity! Add a link to your response in the comments below and link back to this post. If you just decide to answer the question, and it’s not a full length post, feel free to just comment with your answer. Be creative and have fun!
In honor of the birth of America… and Captain America.
The Question – The Country
Which foreign country would you want to visit?
The Challenge – The Country
Write a tale about your unfortunate experience in this foreign country. Do you get stranded in the middle of nowhere? Or do you find yourself stuck on the Autobahn (or some other super highway)?
Bonus! The Question – The Captain
Would you rather go back in time to the 1940s during World War II or would you rather eat nothing but fondue for the rest of your life?
Bonus! The Challenge – The Captain
Write a fictional story about your time in World War II. Or the rest of your life while you eat fondue. 😀