Here are some books that I recommend to help you and those you love navigate the chaos in our world. I have read each of these books and they have shaped how I view the world. They reflect the truth, goodness, and beauty that is so missing in the modern world.
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Communist Howard Zinn’s historical account of American history has been taught in public schools for the last half century resulting in a generation of Americans who are ill informed of the real events of American history and how they shape our world. When Zinn released his historical account most historians chided him for his selective and agenda driven narrative. This book debunks the claims made by Zinn that helped educate generations of students and adults who stand against America.
After reading Debunking Howard Zinn, this book will provide you with balanced perspective of American history that chronicles the American story based on an honest evaluation of the events that shaped our nation. A great teaching tool for students and those who want to learn the truth about American history.
The End of the Modern World (1956): (Romano Guardini) https://amzn.to/3zOTJhj A classic read about the world after the devastation of the world wars and how the innocence of West was lost. Guardini guides us through the changing conceptions of the individual and his world and what it means to future generations.
Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization: (Dr. Samuel Gregg) https://amzn.to/3fiEoMs
Did you ever wonder what allowed Western Civilization to grow and prosper as a bastion of individual rights and freedom? Gregg demonstrates the delicate balance of reason and faith that shaped the West and how our modern world stands due to the balance of the two concepts and how losing the balance could end the freedoms and rights that we take for granted.
Chance or the Dance? A critique of Modern Secularism: (Thomas Howard) https://amzn.to/33rlXCG Howard shows us how the world lost its sense of meaning through the analysis of the change in foundational beliefs since the Middle Ages and how our secular world reflects the changes in our defining myth today.
Coming Home: Reclaiming America’s Conservative Soul: (Ted McAllister) https://amzn.to/3fhivNr What exactly has the conservative movement conserved in the past century? Learn how the conservative movement lost its way by abandoning the principles that defined it and how our society could benefit from a return to true conservative principles.
Doors in the Walls of the World: Signs of Transcendence in the Human Story: (Peter Kreeft) https://amzn.to/3njElUU Living in a society that sees only through the lens of materialism and positivism, we lose sight of the transcendent. Kreeft shows us the doors that exist in our material world that expose the transcendent and invites us to find heaven in our everyday life.
Back to Virtue: Traditional Moral Wisdom for Modern Moral Confusion (Peter Kreeft) https://amzn.to/31PrJgL An essential read on understanding how living a virtuous life is the only true path to real freedom.
A must read for perennial direction on how to organize thoughts and orient yourself in the world.
In the future, I will post some of the blogs and websites that shine the light of truth, goodness, and beauty in the modern world.