American Awakening: Eight Principles to Restore the Soul of America

American Awakening: Eight Principles to Restore the Soul of America

American Awakening: Eight Principles to Restore the Soul of America

American Awakening: Eight Principles to Restore the Soul of America


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A healthy and united America—perhaps a country more united than it has ever been—is truly possible, and it starts with us. John Kingston draws on wisdom from history, science, faith, and culture, along with his own experiences, to offer eight principles for discovering purpose, meaning, and true community.

We live in the greatest peace and prosperity that the world has ever known, but Americans are feeling more division, isolation, depression, and despair than ever before. These are issues of the soul. We seem unable to find purpose and meaning. We can't find "the life that is truly life"—a vibrant and purpose-filled way of living best experienced together.

From his youth, Kingston has always carried a vision for a free and united America. With an approachable and conversational style, as well as a dash of humor, Kingston draws on a diverse and compelling collection of wisdom—the parables of the Bible and the philosophy of Aristotle, the legacy of Nelson Mandela and the speeches of Abraham Lincoln, the songs of Bruce Springsteen and current studies from the best neuro and social scientists today—to remind us that there is no "them," there is only us, and we're in this together.

In American Awakening, Kingston offers eight timeless principles for breaking through this darkness and despair and cultivating a radical togetherness, both here in this country and around the globe. You'll discover the profound impact of:

  • In-person connection
  • Making more from less
  • Discovering purpose
  • Redeeming adversity
  • Responding instead of reacting
  • Finding your unique sense of belonging

Wherever you find yourself politically or spiritually, a healthy and united America starts with you. Join the Awakening movement and let's rediscover who we are—together.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310360742
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 07/28/2020
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

John Kingston, a lawyer by training and businessman by experience, is a social entrepreneur who has chosen to invest his fortune, inspired by his faith, in Awakening America (again) to the values that made her a nation unrivaled in human history. Kingston shot to the attention of the nation in the 2016 and 2018 political cycles with innovative and inclusive campaigns, positioned against the extremes of American politics. Kingston has been active in national arts, culture, and political movements for two decades.

Table of Contents

Foreword David Brooks Anne Snyder xi

Prologue: Restoring the Soul of America 1

1 We Need to Remember: The Cost of Forgetting 9

Part 1 Who You Are

2 You Have a Purpose: Believe It 19

3 You Long for Renewal: Find More in Less 47

4 You Will Face Adversity: Redeem It 69

5 You Need People: Engage in Person 85

6 You Are Not Alone: Share Your Highs and Lows 107

Part 2 Who We Are

7 We Are More Alike than Different: Respond Instead of React 127

8 I Am You Are We: There Is No Them, There Is Only Us 145

9 Together We Will Awaken America: Fulfilling Our Promise 163

Epilogue: Our Journey Continues 181

Acknowledgments 187

Notes 191

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