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"How unusual is it, really, in the history of all known human experience, to enjoy the blessing of living free?" The answer may surprise you. In The Miracle of Freedom, Chris and Ted Stewart make a strong case that fewer than five percent of all people who have ever lived on the Earth have lived under conditions that we could consider "free". So where did freedom come from, and how are we fortunate enough to experience it in our day? "A deeper look at the human record," write the authors, "reveals a series of critical events, obvious forks in the road leading to very different outcomes, that resulted in this extraordinary period in which we live."

They identify and discuss seven decisive tipping points:

  • The defeat of the Assyrians in their quest to destroy the kingdom of Judah
  • The victory of the Greeks over the Persians at Thermopylae and Salamis
  • Roman Emperor Constantine’s conversion to Christianity
  • The defeat of the armies of Islam at Poitiers
  • The failure of the Mongols in their effort to conquer Europe
  • The discovery of the New World
  • The Battle of Britain in World War II

The journey to freedom has been thousands of years long. Now that it has found its place in the world, the question for those of us who experience its benefits is simply this: Will we work to preserve the miracle of freedom that we enjoy today?

©2011 The Shipley Group Inc. and Brian T. Stewart (P)2011 Shadow Mountain
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should be an essential read in every school

This volume should absolutely be a read by every American child in the schools of this nation.

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Very enlightening and educating

This book ties together many things in history to give a clearer understanding of the blessing of being an American!👍🏻

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Inspiringly eye opener!

Now I realize that the freedom I am experiencing is a miracle. Freedom is a privilege that not all people have and therefore we should guard it with all our might.

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Excellent.

Absolutely love this book. I especially love the Battle of Britain. All the accounts are fascinating.

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Real history!

Real history finally! We have had such a watered down, agenda driven version of history fed to us all our lives. It is amazing to hear real history in a context that makes it interesting and enjoyable to listen to. Get ready to be blown away by what you thought you knew but were wrong about.

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Awesome book you will want to read over an over

You will want to share this book with everyone. this book really makes to think.

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Freedom!!

Freedom is an amazing precious miracle!!! We need to make sure we don’t loose it! And this book is an amazing reminder just what freedom means!

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Everyone needs this

Everyone in the world let alone America, would benefit from listening to this history! Brings great perspective!

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Outstanding

Freedom is not free. Americans need to work harder to keep the liberties they enjoy, including maintaining rule of law and preserving freedom of speech, especially for those you don't agree with politically.

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Wonderful

Best book of this type! Couldn't stop till end. Extremely well written. Wealth of knowledge herein.