This book is useless. Let me get that out of the way at the beginning. It's completely not worth reading.
I explain what's wrong with this book, you have to know what's wrong
with this author. Richard G. Lee is a particular kind of conservative
Christian; he believes that the United States of America is an
exceptional entity that has been led with a light from above since the
beginning. He's the guy behind the American Patriot's Bible, which is a
horrific publication that dilutes the Bible with American nationalistic
drivel. The combination is nothing short of blasphemy.
Revolution is a similarly problematic work that suggests that, since
the United States has supposedly always championed a Judeo-Christian
ethic, that if we all gang up together and take some sort of stand, we
can return this alleged ethic to the forefront of our society.
work and this author are completely wrong. The United States has never,
at any point in its history, looked like Christ. What about some of the
other parts of our past? How about the way we got rich off of slavery?
What about manifest destiny? Remember the revolutionary war where we
killed lots of image-bearers over unfair taxes? (Maybe Christians should
organize an army and attack Washington.) What about all the people who
have had to die for our ideals? We've done some horrible things in the
name of Christ.
The USA was not a decidedly "Christian" nation in
its founding and was Christians need to remember which kingdom they
serve and be about God's business along the way, not through legislation
and political activism, but through living and loving in the image of
Christ. I don't particularly want a return to manifest destiny, slavery,