New Book Offers Vision for ‘American Restoration’ Beginning at Home

The Daily Signal | 7/10/2019 | Staff
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Greg Scott is director of media for The Heritage Foundation.

In an age of moral outrage and endless Twitter war, a more refreshing and hopeful vision of America’s future is a rare and welcome blessing.

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A new book, “American Restoration: How Faith, Family, and Personal Sacrifice Can Heal Our Nation,” by Timothy Goeglein and Craig Osten is just such a blessing, and it comes at an opportune time, having just celebrated our nation’s founding.

A History Channel TV series—also coincidentally called “American Restoration”—tells stories of antique-restoration experts from across the country “as they not only restore pieces of America’s history, but create new and awe-inspiring works from vintage items.”

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In much the same way as these antique hunters apply their craft to uncover the underlying beauty of pieces from our cultural past, Goeglein and Osten reintroduce readers to the treasures—some all but buried—of self-governance, civil society, and personal virtue that our Founders left us, presenting these treasures in their original brilliance with a bright finish for tomorrow’s retelling.

While the authors don’t completely avoid “back in the good old days” sentimentality, they do openly acknowledge and lament the sins of our country’s history, many that linger still today.

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This balance allows two deeply patriotic men, who rightly see our country as a force for good, to urge readers to look ahead, rather than behind, and to re-embrace the ideas that have sustained history’s longest-surviving experiment in liberty without being shackled to a sanitized retelling of our past.

Each succinct chapter offers a panoramic flyover of some of the crucial cultural, political, and spiritual issues facing our country.

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Most of the warnings are familiar—about dwindling respect for religious freedom, free speech, and the sanctity of life, along with a crumbling education system and an unraveling of America’s Judeo-Christian consensus—but are foundational in understanding what problems the authors mean...
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