Godly Minds, Bold Hearts: Behind the American Defense Against Tyranny, by Kara L. Kramer (ISBN: 9780615306377)
Godly Minds, Bold Hearts is a treasure. It contains a wealth of information about the founding of America. It explains how our American form of government was born. The Founding Fathers sacrificed their lives and property so that we could be free from tyranny.
Godly Minds, Bold Hearts is loaded with excellent quotes from our greatest heroes. Listen to the immortal words of these American Patriots:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness . . . The Declaration of Independence
Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature. Benjamin Franklin
The people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants. William Penn
It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. Patrick Henry
Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government, and all blessings which flow from them, must fall with them. Jedediah Morse
The following quotes show us that Americans today are fighting in the same war as the Founding Fathers—as the Tyrants of the world try to stamp out Liberty, Godliness, and Christianity. These words are just as relevant today as when they were first spoken.
The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite. Thomas Jefferson
And yet the same revolutionary belief for which our forbears fought is still at issue around the globe, the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God. John F. Kennedy
The fact that the war against Liberty is still going on proves that we haven’t lost it. There’s hope for America yet. Listen to these inspiring words from Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death” speech:
The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations . . . Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.
Every school child in America needs to hear this speech. And this is one example of what you will find in Godly Minds, Bold Hearts. It’s an excellent textbook on American History. We’ve made it a permanent part of our Homeschool library.
I absolutely love this book. It inspires me, and reminds me of what it means to be an American. I recommend it to everyone who loves America. Thank you, Kara Kramer, for teaching us the truth about the American Revolution.
The Bible Believer