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  • Divine Providence in the Modern Era
  • By: Michael Medved
  • Narrated by: Michael Medved
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By: Michael Medved
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The national radio host and best-selling author of The American Miracle reveals the happy accidents, outrageous coincidences, and flat-out miracles that continue to shape America’s destiny.

"The book isn't just inspiring; it reignites faith in God and the country upon which He has so richly dispensed his blessings." (Ben Shapiro, The Daily Wire)

Has God withdrawn his special blessing from the United States? Americans ponder that painful question in troubled times, as we did during the devastation of the Civil War and after the assassinations of the '60s, and as we do in our present polarization. Yet, somehow - on battlefields, across western wilderness, and in raucous convention halls - astounding events have reliably advanced America, restoring faith in the Republic’s providential protection.

In this provocative historical narrative, Michael Medved brings to life 10 haunting tales that reveal this purposeful pattern, including:

  • A near-fatal carriage accident forces Lincoln’s secretary of state into a canvas-and-steel neck brace that protects him from a would-be assassin’s knife thrusts, allowing him two years later to acquire Alaska for the United States.
  • A sudden tidal wave of Russian Jewish immigration, beginning in 1881, coincides with America’s rise to world leadership, fulfilling a biblical promise that those blessing Abraham’s children will themselves be blessed.
  • Campaigning for president, Theodore Roosevelt takes a bullet in the chest, but a folded speech in his jacket pocket slows its progress and saves his life.
  • At the Battle of Midway, US planes get lost over empty ocean and then miraculously reconnect for five minutes of dive-bombing that wrecks Japan’s fleet, convincing even enemy commanders that higher powers intervened against them.
  • A behind-the-scenes "conspiracy of the pure of heart" by Democratic leaders forces a gravely ill FDR to replace his sitting vice president - an unstable Stalinist - with future White House great Harry Truman.

These and other little-known stories build on themes of The American Miracle, Medved’s best seller about America’s remarkable rise. The confident heroes and stubborn misfits in these stories shared a common faith in a master plan, which continues to unfold in our time. God’s Hand on America confirms that the founders were right about America’s destiny to lead and enlighten the world.

©2019 Michael Medved (P)2019 Random House Audio
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  • Categories: History

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"A spellbinding page-turner, Michael Medved’s marvelous new book puts our current difficult moment in panoramic historical context. Intensely readable and ultimately inspiring." (Amy Chua, Yale Law School professor and author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and Political Tribes)

"I believe in God. Until reading God’s Hand on America, however, I was agnostic as to God’s role in American history. That I am no longer in doubt about God’s hand on America is proof of how persuasive this book is. And, as a bonus, you get to learn history from one of the greatest living American historians." (Dennis Prager, founder of Prager University and author of the best-selling Bible commentary, The Rational Bible)

"Riveting, superbly written, wonderfully researched, and compellingly argued. Many an avowed secularist will pause in his or her tracks upon reading God’s Hand on America and say to themselves: 'I hadn’t considered that!'" (Hugh Hewitt, NBC political analyst and Chapman University School of Law professor)

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A revelation

This is the 2nd of 2 books about the unprecedented fortunes of America as a continual cycling of Divine Providence. It is an amazing and an illuminating lamp!

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