Humor coupled with horror – that’s the only way I can describe this book by Todd Starnes. I love Todd’s humor, e.g., when describing his mom’s anxiety at getting a recipe correct in time for a big church dinner – “”I’ve only got seven days to get this right,” she complained. My dad wasn’t very helpful. “I don’t see what the big deal is,” he replied. “It only took God six days to make the world.” Fortunately, she didn’t have a cast iron skillet handy.” I’m still chuckling over that one!
And although humor plays a huge part in this book, it is the horror I will remember. The horror over what America is becoming as our governments, city to federal, take God out of everything and persecute, bully, suspend, or fire those who are brave enough to stand up for what they believe. The horror of a school decorating at Christmas time that isn’t allowed to use Christmas trees or the colors red and green for fear it will offend someone. The horror of a group of students stopping to pray outside the Supreme Court and being told to stop and move along because they had bowed their heads. The horror of numerous businesses closing their doors because they’ve been told they have to use their creative abilities or premises for situations against their religious beliefs.
America was not founded as a God-less nation, it was founded as a nation under God. As Todd challenges us: “The time has come, brothers and sisters, my fellow countrymen. Who among you is willing to take a stand for religious liberty? Who among you is willing to risk everything for the cause of Christ? Who among you is willing to rise up and declare that we are still one nation under God?…I issue this call to you, my fellow countrymen: Onward, Christian soldiers. Onward.”
Humor and horror – much as it is distasteful and discouraging to read what Todd has to tell us, this is a must read book. All of us who call ourselves Christian must be aware of what is going on in our country today. We must be willing to take a stand – but we cannot take that stand if we’re not educated in the culture and politics of our world. Todd has much to tell us – and he is one of few correspondents willing to do so. Please read this book and share it with all your friends. Again – it’s a must read!
I was given an Advance Reading Copy by Todd Starnes in exchange for my honest review.