“The Coming Revolution: Signs from America’s Past That Signal Our Nation’s Future” by Dr Richard G Lee
“The Coming Revolution: Signs from America’s Past That Signal Our Nation’s Future” (2012, ISBN 9780849948299) by Dr Richard G Lee is another battle cry to fix the federal government, another call to get rid of the current bunch of politicians in Washington DC and start anew — a revolution against Big Government. I do enjoy this sort of material that wants the current lot of “bureaucrats and other elected and unelected officials who wield too much power” out of office. The difference, in this case, is that this book wasn’t written by anyone with a degree in politics, law or figure in the media (radio and/or TV) — but by a pastor (First Redeemer Church, Cumming, GA), a more common man.
On a personal level, it’s not the sort of book I’d buy. I might borrow it from a library and digest it, but I wouldn’t put my money on it. Aside from chapter five (of six), as slightly quoted below, it’s the same group of complaints that other writers have already written. In this section of the book, Lee pushes the fact that this country’s been watered down and it quite doesn’t represent the Christian values it was founded on making this book worth reading (at least).
“When did America become a secular nation? When did we decide “the faith of our fathers” is no longer a vital concern? There’s no question that this country is more secular today than it was during the founding era, and no one would deny that anti-Christian words and deeds are more common in the twenty-first century than ever before. But have we really given up on this nation’s remarkable heritage of faith? Are we becoming the kind of country that celebrity atheists like Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Bill Maher, and Michael Newdow would like us to be?”
As I’ve done in previous reviews, I’m including my favorite quote of the book. For me, it’s usually an appetizer of the book — either for a reader to buy or reject it.