STYLE: Historical and Biographical RATING Not Rated OUR PRODUCT CODE: 107749- LABEL: Oasis Audio 9781589267930 FORMAT: CD Audio Book ITEMS: 3 RRP: £7.99
This attractive book should win awards for its innovative design and layout even while raising eyebrows with its revisionist text. Mac and Tait, the Grammy and Dove Award-winning members of Christian band DC Talk, move from the tremendous success of their Jesus Freaks series to take a quickie tour of American history. It’s certainly more nuanced than some other Christian interpretations of the nation’s founding, as the Founders are allowed to have a few flaws. (Benjamin Franklin, for all his teachings on thrift and industry, was a slave-owning dandy, for example.)
The authors don’t stop with the Founders and Framers, but carry forward the American story in a greatest-hits manner while touching on freedom fighters (Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr.) and political leaders through the 20th century. But the historical merits of this book are shallow in the area of religion.