Friday, July 1, 2011
Be the People
“Be the People” by Carol M. Swain was overall an excellent book. I read the intro and got very excited about her passion for America and the changes that should and can take place if we the people will be the people.
She goes to great lengths to support her opinion with statistics, facts, and quotes from well-conducted research. Her faith in God plays a large role in her worldview and opinions, and she continually uses Scripture to back up her ideas or principles, which I highly admired her for.
This is a great book for any American who has a concern for the direction of our nation, or how their tax dollars are being spent, or why elected politicians get to Washington and forget everything they promised (including our current President). Because of her personal life experiences--including growing up in extreme poverty, dealing with racism as a black woman, having an abortion, and being a high school drop out who later ended up earning her GED and getting several degrees--she knows what she’s talking about and isn’t afraid to defend the very things that are either being attacked or ignored in America, such as the biblical definition of marriage, racism, and the protection of unborn babies.
Though a great read, I did find it a little slow toward the end of the book, especially since the chapters are rather long. But don't give up; it has a good ending.
I received a copy of this book from Booksneeze.com as part of their blogging for books program.