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America's Dates With Destiny Hardcover – November 1, 1986
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In Part One, "Beginning Our Journey," Robertson selects eleven different events that chronicle the first two hundred and eighty years of America's history. Beginning with the Jamestown Landing in 1607, he proceeds to include such commonly memorable events as Jonathan Edwards' July 8, 1741 sermon "Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God", the July 4, 1776 signing of the Declaration of Independence, the May 14, 1804 embarkation of Lewis and Clark's expedition, and the October 28, 1886 dedication of the Statue of Liberty. Weaving together reknowned and obscure events, the author presents a very convincing argument for a divine hand that has been guiding the footsteps of our nation throughout its early history.
In Part Two, "Losing Our Way," Mr. Robertson relates the series of losses our nation has suffered through numerous events of costly compromise. Detailing the circumstances that led to two world wars, the Great Depression, and America's defeat in Vietnam, Pat Robertson convincingly demonstrates the consequences of getting off the trail that previous generations had blazed through prayer and sacrifice. Erosions of freedom through the January 20, 1920 founding of the American Civil Liberties Union and the January 22, 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe vs. Wade are listed as further indications of great moral decline. In this section, the author renders a roster of uninterrupted losses that left our country dazed and bewildered at a crossroads.
In the final section, Part Three, "Finding Our Way Again," Mr. Robertson leaves the reader with hope. The April 29, 1980 "Washington For Jesus" march marked the beginning of a new awakening of the spiritual heart of the nation and delivered, Mr. Robertson believes, "A Mandate to Return to Our Judeo-Christian Roots."
Pat Robertson finishes his book by calling his readers to continue on election day , 1988, what was begun on January 20, 1981, at the inauguration of President Ronald Reagan. He concludes with an impassioned appeal to pro-activism and the rejection of the notion that separation of Church and State means the exclusion of God from government.
More of an inspirational and engaging reviewing of the significant historical events that have shaped this nation than the dry and boring history texts that have haunted many students, Pat Robertson's "America's Dates With Destiny" will capture the reader from the onset and refuse to let him go until the credits roll.