If You Can Keep It by Eric Metaxas audiobook

If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty

By Eric Metaxas
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Penguin Random House, Penguin Audio
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas delivers an extraordinary book that is part history and part rousing call to arms, steeped in a critical analysis of our founding fathers' original intentions for America.  In 1787, when the Constitution was drafted, a woman asked Ben Franklin what the founders had given the American people. "A republic," he shot back, "if you can keep it." More than two centuries later, Metaxas examines what that means and how we are doing on that score. If You Can Keep It is at once a thrilling review of America's uniqueness—including our role as a "nation of nations"—and a chilling reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless we embrace our own crucial role in living out what the founders entrusted to us. Metaxas explains that America is not a nation bounded by ethnic identity or geography, but rather by a radical and unprecedented idea, based on liberty and freedom for all. He cautions us that it's nearly past time we reconnect to that idea, or we may lose the very foundation of what made us exceptional in the first place.

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas delivers an extraordinary book that is part history and part rousing call to arms, steeped in a critical analysis of our founding fathers' original intentions for America. 

In 1787, when the Constitution was drafted, a woman asked Ben Franklin what the founders had given the American people. "A republic," he shot back, "if you can keep it." More than two centuries later, Metaxas examines what that means and how we are doing on that score.

If You Can Keep It is at once a thrilling review of America's uniqueness—including our role as a "nation of nations"—and a chilling reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless we embrace our own crucial role in living out what the founders entrusted to us. Metaxas explains that America is not a nation bounded by ethnic identity or geography, but rather by a radical and unprecedented idea, based on liberty and freedom for all. He cautions us that it's nearly past time we reconnect to that idea, or we may lose the very foundation of what made us exceptional in the first place.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The miracles in Miracles—and Eric's own amazing miraculous experience—bring out the fact that the miraculous gift of eternal life that God provides can be experienced here on earth. Luis Palau, international evangelist 
“Metaxas has done it again. . . . He presents hope for the tone deaf who cannot hear the splendor of the music of the spheres, and he brings in sunlight for modern cave dwellers who have become accustomed to only shadows on the wall of our increasingly windowless world. Os Guinness, author of Long Journey Home
Take the brilliant mind of Eric Metaxas, add the provocative topic of miracles, and get ready to change the way you see reality forever. Erwin Raphael McManus, founder of MOSAIC and author of The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art 
Eric Metaxas tells Bonhoeffer's story with passion and theological sophistication. The Wall Street Journal
“A captivating and inspiring read from start to finish . . . Buy it. This book could change your life. James N. Lane, founder of the New Canaan Society and former general partner, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
[A]n electrifying account of one man’s stand against tyranny. Human Events
Metaxas’ Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy is a modern-day classic that should be on ‘best of’ lists for the decade. Relevant Magazine  
Eric Metaxas has written the kind of extraordinary book that not only brings Dietrich Bonhoeffer, his times and his witness vividly alive, but also leaves us yearning to find the same moral character in ourselves.  No biographer can achieve anything higher. Archbishop Charles Chaput  
If you’re a skeptic, read this book with an open mind and you might just discover that miracles are real. If you’re already a believer, be ready to be inspired. Kirsten Powers, columnist for USA Today and The Daily Beast
Miracles is the sort of book that—once you've read it—you'll wonder where it's been all your life. Kathie Lee Gifford, Emmy Award—winning host, The Today Show 
"If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty—along with such essentials as Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington and The 5000 Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen—must be front and center on every reading list. The Washington Times
Profound and thoroughly entertaining . . . This book has made me think in ways that I haven’t in years. Metaxas is a major writer. Not to be missed. Dick Cavett
“Profound and thoroughly entertaining…This book has made me think in ways that I haven’t in years. Metaxas is a major writer. Not to be missed.” Dick Cavett
Everyone in every country, at every socioeconomic level, of every religious and secular persuasion, of every political bent, should read it. . . . It’s the book you must read this year. Martha Rogers, PhD, coauthor of Extreme Trust: Honesty as a Competitive Advantage
Eric Metaxas [is] one of our nation’s most brilliant and morally serious public intellectuals.  Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University
A faith-based argument for American exceptionalism . . . that will appeal to Christian readers. Kirkus Reviews
Eric Metaxas has done a great service to the country. Gregory Alan Thornbury, PhD, president of the King’s College, New York City
Irresistible . . . compellingly written . . . important. Not only should every American read it—they should then reread it aloud to their children and grandchildren.  Dennis Prager
“A faith-based argument for American exceptionalism…that will appeal to Christian readers.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Eric Metaxas

Author Bio: Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas is a New York Times bestselling author whose biographies, children’s books, and works of popular apologetics have been translated into multiple languages around the world. He was awarded the Canterbury Medal in 2011 by the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom. He has been a frequent cultural commentator on CNN and the Fox News Channel and has been featured on many radio programs, including NPR’s Morning Edition and Talk of the Nation.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 7.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English