The Theft of America’s Soul: Blowing the Lid Off The Lies That Are Destroying Our Country by Phil Robertson
Published February 5th, 2019 by Thomas Nelson
Genres Christian, Nonfiction, Memoir
Phil Robertson, patriarch of A&E’s Duck Dynasty and one of the most recognized voices of conservative Christianity in America, believes that little by little, generation by generation, America has allowed the lines of morality, decency, and virtue to be erased. Our values have disappeared as we began to believe lies—such as that God is dead, truth is relative, and unity is impossible—that have brought discord, division and protest. But Phil also believes that things can change. Writing with captivating storytelling and unflinching honesty, Phil shows how to make America a God-honoring nation once more: by dropping the ten central lies that rule our day and taking up the ten truths that will bring peace of mind, harmony, and prosperity back to our country. The Theft of America’s Soul is a prophetic wake-up call for all who desire to see our nation thrive. And it is also an invitation to experience the life-giving, peace-filling, wholly-transforming love of God.
I do have to say that prior to reading this book, I am not familiar with the author or the A&E show Dusk Dynasty at all. I knew that he was a part of it but it was the title of this book that caught my attention. This book is broken down into 10 chapters, which include some very common lies that are rampant in our society. These include; God is Dead, There is no Devil, Truth is Relative, God Did Not Create Life, Sex if for Self-Gratification, Virtue is Outdated, Laws Can Be Ignored or Changed If They Are Inconvenient, Unity is Not Possible, Church Participation and Day-to-Day Life Should Be Kept Separate and Christians Should Shut Their Traps. Along with the lies in each chapter, the author presents the truth, such as in the first chapter, God is Dead, the truth is “The God of the Bible is not dead and He never will be.”
These are all topics that I can easily see effecting our current society and it was the first book I read that have addressed so many of them at once. The chapters are a combination of personal stories from the author, as well as scripture that backs up the “truth” in each chapter. Although the author’s personal stories were not my favorite part of each chapter, I do applaud him for including such personal stories in this book. And I also am happy to see celebrities speaking out for Christianity, when the majority do not. This is certainly a relevant book in our country today and I think anyone who reads it will be able to easily make a connection between what we see everyday in the news and social media, with what the author is addressing in each chapter.
Thank you to the publisher, Thomas Nelson, for sending me a review copy of this book.