How Faith, Family, and Personal Sacrifice Can Heal Our Nation
THIS IS NO TIME TO RUN AND HIDE
America seems to be crumbling from within. Having abandoned the Judeo-Christian values that are the foundation of its culture, our nation, in the eyes of many, is going the way of the great civilizations of the past.
If our 250-year experiment in ordered liberty has really run its course, is it time to recognize the inevitable, pack up our families, and head for the hills, hunkering down through the dark days to come?
Or is there hope for an American restoration?
Tim Goeglein and Craig Osten, battle-hardened veterans of the culture wars, know as well as anyone that the decadence is undeniable. But they make the case that an American restoration is not only possible, but probable—if we act now.
The key is for Christians to engage with the culture, not flee from it, to be the salt and light that will renew it from within. That engagement must take place especially at the local level, where real spiritual and cultural transformation occurs. If America returns to its spiritual foundations, the tumultuous times we live in will be nothing more than a bumpy detour in our nation’s history. This book is a roadmap for the way back.
In this clear-eyed but hopeful guide to restoration, Goeglein and Osten explain how patriotic Americans, with God’s help, can renew fifteen critical components of our culture.
Government will not provide the solutions we desperately need. The solutions lie in our churches, our communities, and our homes. The light for our path is faith. As that light pierces the darkness, America will experience a reawakening, regeneration, and renewal.
Published: July, 2019
“American Restoration is a clarion call to truly making America great again, by making America good again. It is a timely, prescient reminder that the Judeo-Christian morals upon which the nation was based remain the most solid foundation for our shining city on the hill—and that only a re-engagement with those moral foundations will allow us to build to new heights.” ~—Ben Shapiro, editor in chief, the Daily Wire
“There’s no question that the heart and soul of America are ailing. It’s easy to become discouraged and to believe that our country’s best days are behind it. In American Restoration, however, Tim Goeglein and Craig Osten paint a hopeful picture of the future that lies ahead if the people of this great nation will do the hard work necessary to restore freedom, family, and self-sacrifice to the center of America’s values.” ~—Jim Daly, president, Focus on the Family
“Over two centuries ago, pundits both within and outside the United States praised the new nation as a shining beacon of hope for its own people and for the rest of the world. Yet today, public opinion polls, media commentary, and everyday conversations reveal the concern that our nation is losing its finest qualities and faces a bleak future. In American Restoration, Tim Goeglein and Craig Osten present a brilliant analysis of our current fight and provide a commonsense blueprint to recover and perpetuate the principles, ideals, and spiritual values that are the foundation of a beneficial culture. This highly readable book will inspire and enlighten a dedicated citizenry to seek and fulfill the promise that our Founders envisioned.” ~—Edwin Meese III, 75th United States Attorney General
“When I speak about my book If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty, people inevitably ask ‘What can I do?’ And ‘How can I help turn the cultural tide and “keep the republic”?’ Now I have a simple response. Read this excellent book, which has many of the answers to those vitally important questions.” ~—Eric Metaxas, New York Times #1 bestselling author of Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther
“As Christians, we are called to convey hope. And that is what my friends Tim Goeglein and Craig Osten do in American Restoration. They provide a blueprint that not only provides hope, but will help return America to the principles upon which it was founded, that all men have an unalienable right from their Creator to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The restoration of these God-given principles, as outlined in this book, will once again make America a shining city on a hill for the world to see.” ~—Alan Sears, founder, Alliance Defending Freedom
“In American Restoration, Tim and Craig expertly outline some of the most pressing issues of this century and provide a roadmap based on our founding principles to repair the very fabric of this nation.” ~—Kay Coles James, president, the Heritage Foundation
“This book is like a blueprint for those who love their neighbors and wish to see a nation in which that which is true, good, and beautiful is able to flourish. It’s full of wisdom from the past and hope for the future.” ~—John Stonestreet, president, the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview