It’s time to take back what the devil has stolen and put God back into our culture. The Theft of America’s Soul is a prophetic wake-up call for all who desire to see our nation thrive, challenging readers to exchange these ten lies for truths that will bring peace of mind, harmony, and prosperity back to our country—an invitation to experience the life-giving, peace-filling, wholly-transforming love of God.
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, including
God is deadThere is no DevilTruth is relativeSex is for self-gratification
Duck Dynasty star Robertson (Happy, Happy, Happy)argues in this spirited but limited polemic that America is embroiled in a state of incivility, chaos, and hate because it has turned its back on God. Robertson, who grew up in the church but veered into a wild life of drugs, drinking, and womanizing, returned to Christianity after his wife left him (they eventually reconciled). Each chapter sets forth a statement that Robertson claims is a lie ("God is dead"; "Sex is for self-gratification"), which he counters with passages from the Bible, as when he argues against the hypersexualization of society and holds up much of rural America as Christian and moral (as opposed to the media-controlled urban centers). He includes the occasional anecdote of him sharing his spiritual beliefs with others, including President Trump (who Robertson reports is a devout Christian), but most of the book is prescriptive, and reading it feels like being upbraided by a passionate preacher. The exhortations get tiresome, with Robertson's excessive use of religious rhetoric coming off as stale. His arguments also suffer from a simplistic dismissal of those who disagree with him as "left-wingers." This lack of nuance will turn off many readers, but Robertson's tone will undoubtedly appeal to those fans eager for his thoughts on the current state of America.
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I’ve listened to Phil my whole life almost, sat as his house and recorded music for hunting shows. He has always been to the point and doesn’t shy away from the truth at all!!! I’m honored to know this man and look forward to hearing more!
Delusional world view
Simple answers from an uneducated, pious Christian who enjoys the entrenching himself in the unfounded story of Jesus Christ. As one might image the world view lacks originality and firmly desires to take us back to better days where we looked texts promising a grandiose postmortem existence for purpose and answers. I’m sorry sir but your 2000 year old moral compass is no longer applicable, it is ever was. Time would be better spent reading information procured from an actual scholar and not someone who believes an immoral book created by Yahweh serves as the final moral Sexton by which all of us filthy sinners shall abide.
This book came along at a time in my life where I’m looking around asking, what in the world is going on around here?! I stand with Phil on everything he says in this book!