Item description for I Pledge Allegiance: A Recommitment to America by D. K. Webb & Lindee Loveland...
Open the pages of this book and take an adventure through the heart of America guided by the inspirational words of one of the most important declarations in history. Whether for yourself or someone you love, this powerful book will stir in you a recommitment to the daring dream that is America.
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Studio: Howard Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.1" Width: 7" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 2008
Publisher Howard Books
ISBN 1416592660 ISBN13 9781416592662
Reviews - What do customers think about I Pledge Allegiance: A Recommitment to America?
Pure Propaganda Jun 21, 2007
I leafed through this book at a hotel gift shop one day, expecting to find a history of the pledge, or perhaps some interesting facts and trivia. Instead I found an agenda-pushing piece of propaganda. The book includes numerous quotes from George W. Bush and clearly displays a Christian agenda. One of my favorite quotes from this little book is "And although we, in times of peace, disagree and engage in loud debate about whether to express our faith in the public arena...we all rally in the Great Throne Room of the Almighty when tragedy strikes and our hearts are humbled by fear." I think my fellow atheists would agree that such a statement would be laughable if it wasn't so frustrating and irritating. And yes, the author did use the phrase "the Great Throne Room of the Almighty", whatever that is.
Which brings me to my next point. If you can get past the religious and political slants to this book, you will surely be appalled by the horrendous writing. I Pledge Allegiance: A Recommitment to America includes such glorious prose as "Dignified men uncover their heads in obeisance, and ragamuffins stand at attention when she [the American flag] passes by" and "The open wounds of oppression still oozed the blood of the patriots".
A quick look at the copyright page will give readers a clear indication of the publisher's agenda. "Our purpose at Howard Publishing is to: Increase faith in the hearts of growing Christians, Inspire holiness in the lives of believers and Instill hope in the hearts of struggling people everywhere. Because He's coming again!"
I thought I was going to look through a book about an American tradition, but instead all I got was a right-wing bible-thumping treatise on the importance of submitting to the government and glorifying god. Unless you are a hardcore conservative evangelical Christian, I recommend you don't go anywhere near this propagandistic bit of tripe.
obvious Oct 22, 2002
obvious but useful If you want to help your children understand the meaning of the pledge of allegiance, that's the book you need. The pictures are okay, but I would prefer more pictures and less text. The story of the pledge is missing.