Thursday, November 18, 2010

The American Patriots Almanac

I knew right away that I wanted to read this book when I saw that is was co-authored by William J. Bennet.  What I didn't know was that it would be hardback and nearly 2 inches thick, with cloth binding!  This is an extremely high quality book, and the content matches it in quality as well. 

Imagine a book with dates for every day of the year, and items of American history, from the monumental to the mundane, located on each and every stuffed page.  Then, add in songs, articles, and other information, and you will have some idea of what this book is all about.  

This book has one page for each day of the year.  That page has a main reading for the day, and also a list of the other events in American history that happened on that date.  At the end of each month there is an article with more in-depth historical information, and some have songs, prayers, poems and the like.  This makes the book excellent for reading daily.  Kept on a bedside stand or coffee table, it is great for daily reading and then the further contemplation throughout the day that is sure to follow.  

If the read-a-little-a-day style does not suit you, don't give up on this book just yet.  I am not one to read a snippet and then put the book down until tomorrow.  (Maybe that is why I always read devotionals more like novels- straight through. )  Even though that is not my style, I really enjoyed reading this book.  There is a lot here, and even if you just pick it up and start browsing, it is easy to read.  If you take into account the thick index in the back of this book, you have a valuable resource book as well!

I received this book from Book Sneeze in exchange for my honest review.  I am always honest in my reviews,  and I will receive no other compensation.

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1 comment:

  1. Do you still have this book? I'd like to borrow it...take a look at it and possibly purchase it for our high school US history studies.


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