Pastor’s Book Review
When A Nation Forgets God: 7 Lessons We Must Learn from Nazi Germany (Part 1)
By Erwin Lutzer
This little book of 141 pages was given to my wife from a friend to read and return. I ended up reading it cover to cover in a few days. I made the mistake of reading it with my highlighter in hand. I have since bought a replacement copy from Moody Press to return to her friend.
I have always enjoyed listening to Erwin Lutzer speak and his writings. His historical research in this compelling book is amazing.
“Soul searching, troubling, challenging, concerning…” All words that come to mind as I read this book. If you are into a good romance novel to allow your mind to escape to another time, this book is not for you! But if you are a concerned Christian citizen of America, concerned for the Church, concerned for your future and the future of your children – then this book is a MUST read!
We are living in the day when history is being re-written and revised to reflect what some on the left would have us believe and embrace. A people that “forgets” or are “ignorant” of past history are bound to permit and repeat the same mistakes. This book is about learning from the history of the German people and the German church.
The Seven Lessons described in this book are as follows:
Lesson #1: When God is separated from government, judgement follows.
Lesson #2: It is always the economy.
Lesson #3: That which is legal might also be evil.
Lesson #4: Propaganda can challenge a nation.
Lesson #5: Parents – not the state- are responsible for a child’s training.
Lesson #6: Ordinary heroes can make a difference.
Lesson#7: We must exalt the Cross in the gathering darkness.
It is my desire to elaborate on these Seven Lessons from “When A Nation Forgets God” in upcoming articles.