I've been blessed this year. Blessed with my family, my health and my friends. And blessed with you! So, with a few days left until Christmas Day, I wanted to share my favorite books of the year ... Just in time for your last minute gift shopping!
First, I had the pleasure this year of reading The Five Laws of Liberty by Scott Hyland. This book is an honest examination of the biblical view of freedom. The Five Laws of Liberty are: Remember the Past, Embrace the Truth, Respect Humanity, Self-control (Restraint), and Protect and Serve Others. The amount of information in this book kept me intrigued and mesmerized. I have a habit of highlighting sentences I like as I read and this book has so many, I might as well highlight the entire book! One of my favorite quotes discusses the value of privilege in freedom. Freedom has a taste to those who fight and die for it that the protected with never know. While I have never had the honor to serve in battle, I will fight for freedom ... as you know from reading my blog and from hearing me speak about our country and her path. There are so many quotes from this book I should share, but I'd be stealing from your reading pleasure. Get it today! For yourself and/or a fellow patriot. It's amazing!
"An invaluable playbook for parents who reject the Nanny State." This quote from Michelle Malkin is regarding Marybeth Hicks' book Don't Let Kids Drink the Kool-Aid. As the mother of three children ... two of which are in college ... this book's title instantly caught my attention. As Marybeth notes, our kids are being indoctrinated through television and their own educators to believe: Socialism is better than a free market, America is a villain, and the Government will save them. So even though socialism has a historical rate of failure, America has saved millions of lives in the name of liberty and freedom and our economy is tanking under 0bamanomics' Trickle Up Poverty, an alarming number of kids don't believe it. The government will educate you, and then your obligation is to serve the government's goals, not your own. Time to turn that television off. Listen to your kids and what their teachers are saying. And go buy this book to have an eye opening experience! It's fantastic!
I am in love with "One Nation Under God - A Book for Little Patriots" by Amelia Hamilton. I had heard about this book for children via my twitter pals and had the pleasure of meeting Amelia herself at BlogCon11 in Denver last month. This book is a MUST BUY for our little ones. They are the future of our country and will love reading this book on the basics of America and her greatness. One of my favorite paragraphs from Three Branches of Government reads: Checks and balances on each of the three, To keep us safe and fair and free. The power is divided so no one in king. We can govern ourselves. Let freedom ring! Yes, yes, YES! I cannot wait to give copies to the kids in my life this Christmas. You should too so get it today and read along with your children. It's truly wonderful!
Last, but surely not least, I had the honor of reading Freedom Bee, a hive story by Nicole Haas. As I opened the children's book and read the dedication "To Wyatt and Cody, may you be forever free," I immediately thought of one of my favorite quotes from Thomas Paine: If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. Ah, yes. This quote is close to my heart. As is this sweet story of a worker bee and his rise to freedom. Liberty. Personal Responsibility. Honor. It's all covered in a whimsical rhyme about Scout the Bee. You are all capable of much better things! This is the moment to spread wide your wings! Nicole's book is another I'm looking forward to reading with the little ones in my life. You can also get it via e-Book download so don't delay, buy it today!
Even I can rhyme when I take my time. =) I better stop while I'm ahead.
So there you have it my friends! A few of my favorite books from this year that I highly recommend you get for yourself, the kiddos and your family/friends. Be a patriot and join me in celebrating our freedoms by supporting these wonderful authors today.
Thank you, God Bless and Merry Christmas!