“The best book I read all year, and I read a lot. It should be a text book for students who are serious about spiritual and emotional growth - about becoming good citizens of this world. It is an excellent book for building good character and I only wish i had it when my children were growing up.”see full review » see other reviews »
“The best book I read all year, and I read a lot. It should be a text book for students who are serious about spiritual and emotional growth - about becoming good citizens of this world. It is an excellent book for building good character and I only wish i had it when my children were growing up.”Allison Kohn wrote this review Thursday, March 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“My favorite Beck book. This one lacks the political and social commentary and focuses simply on George Washington. ”Brian M. Frazier wrote this review Wednesday, January 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I liked the premise - integrity. We should all strive for this.”*MsC wrote this review Friday, December 28, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A slow read at times but quite interesting. I found this to be a very spiritual book and learned things about George Washington I had not known previously, i.e.."The Invisible Hand." Some of my Book Club Members criticized it for not being well documented and some did not believe all of it because of that.”Marcia wrote this review Wednesday, November 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“For those who are ready to dig a little deeper than what they learned in high school history, this book is an excellent place to start. Beck has written chapters in historical context, including scenes of Washington's youth and his trying time leading the war, dealing with Benedict Arnold, and refining the rules of Congress. Then, a chapter will follow with interesting trivia and viewpoints that will give you a lot to think about and discuss, viewing the history in today's context. In that matter it would be a great group read for a historical club or class, but it is true to Washington's reliance on God and prayer, so sadly many teachers will pass it up, unless teaching in a private or homeschool setting.
Written records of letters and journals witness the miracles and blessings of the Revolution, and this book is a reminder of that powerful force in our nation's history. I like historical works, but tend to get bogged down in them (reading 'dry books' like 1776 can be overwhelming) but this book moves quickly without losing the essence of how important Washington was.
Ultimately, you are left with the realization of the character of this great man, the divine protection and civility he lived with, and has the power to instill a desire to be a person of greater integrity as you understand more about his life. An easier read, my rating is including the fact that this is simply a book to wake us up in knowing what kind of men should be leading our country, and the book is presented more of an intro to more substantial studying of Washington and our country's beginnings. For that, it is great.”
“I enjoyed the history of this book. I didn't like how the information was laid out. It would have the years going forward and then it would jump backward in time to include something else or someone else. It felt disjointed and it would have been a better read, imo, if it was chronological. The last chapter really drove me crazy, because it was George Washington's last address, (which was never a speech), but then it would go back in time to another part of Washington's life. I would still recommend the book, just for the historical information. ”Mel wrote this review Monday, August 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The great book.”Sande wrote this review Sunday, August 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“There is a quote on the back of the CD Audio box that really sums up my feeling on this book: "For America to achieve the greatness that George Washington achieved, we first have to remember that it is achievable. I am George Washington. You are George Washington. We are all George Washington." - Glenn Beck. A telling story of the history behind George Washington, the difficulties he surmounted, his faith, all of the things he did for The United States, all the while being a real simple man with principles and courage. Thoroughly enjoyed it - and if you wonder about the direction that we are heading as a Country - you deserve some time with this book. Semper Fidelis!!”johnrwalsh wrote this review Wednesday, February 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Interestingly detailed account of George Washington”sscully s wrote this review Tuesday, March 27, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No