Saturday, August 15, 2015

One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future

One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's FutureOne Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future by Ben Carson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dr. Ben Carson is running for President! I am so happy we have someone running with his principles, character, and wisdom. This book explains his vision for our nation. He believes our nation was founded on Godly principles but we have strayed from them. He explains how we might be able to turn our nation around. I know the biggest knock on him running for president is his inexperience, but I think it is time to elect a Statesman instead of a politician. Our nation is in trouble and if we Americans continue to keep our heads buried in the sand we will continue to be part of the problem. Let's rally around a man that believes in the founders vision for our nation and start turning this nation back to its founding principles. Here are just a few quotes from his book. The Scripture verses are the quote at the beginning of each chapter and are appropriate for the contents of the chapter.

The Preface begins with an explanation of "The 2013 Nation Prayer Breakfast" speech that Dr. Carson gave. The Preface also contains the three quotes below.

FIVE doctors signed the Declaration of Independence

We need doctors, we need scientists, engineers. We need all those people involved in government, not just lawyers.

What will maintain our position in the world? The ability to shoot a 25-foot jump shot or the ability to solve a quadratic equation? We need to put things into proper perspective.

Chapter Title: Saving Our Future
Godliness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. Proverbs 14:34

Chapter Title: Political Correctness
Those who love to talk will experience the consequences, for the tongue can kill or nourish life. Proverbs 18:21

Chapter Title: Elitism
Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall. Proverbs 16:18

Chapter Title: Ignorance and Forgetfulness
Throw out the mocker, and fighting, quarrels, and insults will disappear. Anyone who loves a pure heart and gracious speech is the king's friend. The Lord preserves knowledge, but he ruins the plans of the deceitful. Proverbs 22:10-12

Chapter Title: Bigotry
It is sin to despise one's neighbors; blessed are those who help the poor. Proverbs 14:21

Chapter Title: No Winners In Political Fighting
A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends. Proverbs 16:28

Chapter Title: Enslaving Our Children - Don't Sell The Future
Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner's wealth passes to the godly. Proverbs 13:22

Chapter Title: Pushing Back
If you fail under pressure your strength is not very great. Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don't stand back and let them die. Don't try to avoid responsibility by saying you didn't know about it. For God knows all hearts, and He sees you. He keeps watch over your soul, and He knows you knew! And He will judge all people according to what they have done. Proverbs 24:10-12

Chapter Title: Respectful Disagreement
So discuss the matter with them [your neighbors] privately. Don't tell anyone else, or others may accuse you of gossip. Then you will never regain your good reputation. Proverbs 25:9-10

Chapter Title: The Art Of Compromise
Without wise leadership, a nation falls; with many counselors, there is safety. Proverbs 11:14

Chapter Title: Becoming Informed
Only simpletons believe everything they are told! The prudent carefully consider their steps. Proverbs 14:15

Chapter Title: Wisdom and Knowledge
How much better to get wisdom than gold, and understanding than silver! Proverbs 16:16

Chapter Title: My Brother's Keeper
Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but those who help the poor honor Him. Proverbs 14:31

Chapter Title: Without A Vision
When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is happy. Proverbs 29:18

Chapter Title: Role Models
Do not carouse with drunkards and gluttons, for they are on their way to poverty. Too much sleep clothes a person with rags. Listen to your father, who gave you life, and don't despise your mother's experience when she is old. Proverbs 23:20-22

Chapter Title: The Origin Of Morality
Those who follow the right path fear the Lord; those who take the wrong path despise Him.

Chapter Title: Take Courage
Those who fear the Lord are secure; He will be a place of refuge for their children. Proverbs 14:26

Please consider voting for Dr. Carson!

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If you have not watched his life story please read the book Gifted Hands and watch the movie (it is on Netflix once in a while. I have also posted the Youtube verison below:

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