Wednesday, January 12, 2011

GUEST BLOGGER NIKKI HAHN... ON "AUTHENTICITY"!!

MY SISTER IN CHRIST AND WELL-KNOWN WRITER NIKOLE HAHN (www.thehahnhuntinglodge.com) FREQUENTLY REPOSTS MY POSTINGS ON HER OWN SITE (CLICK HERE).
SHE'S OUR REGULAR GUEST BLOGGER.
How do we inspire our young people to learn beyond what is taught or isn’t taught in the classrooms?
Read.
There are stories in history, lessons buried in fact, and things our schools don’t even teach or tap into for the sake of brainwashing our country or fitting it to some politically correct agenda (which is why our country is behind other countries academically).  For instance, did you know that slavery was begun by a black person?
Read.
My nephew hates history.  It’s all dates and memorization.  But he sits and listens to my twisted fairy tales. I tell him, “Read.  Learn what you have to in school, but read outside of school.  Learn history.  Question the teaching, or do what you have to do to pass, but learn on your own.”  My college professor loved that I challenged the history text book used for the class.  In reading other sources, I found out much of the so-called fact was later proven to be a fraud, and long before that text book was printed.
Read.
That’s the word God has put on my heart in recent months.  I want to read and learn about history.  In every history, there are triumphs and shame.  I am going to read one book a week—some of which are required for my blog tours and reviews—but some I will do on my own.  I will also put a review on here if the book inspires or makes me learn.  Two nonfiction and two fiction books is the goal.  In fact, a blogger wrote how reading the theologians and history has helped improve her writing.  That person encouraged people to read outside their genre. I want history to teach me to be a better voter, a more informed person, and a better writer.

Here are the books on that list thus far:

Son of Hamas by Mosab Hassan Yousef (currently reading)
America by Heart by Sarah Palin
Going Rogue by Sarah Palin
Tried by War, Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief by James McPherson
Hand of Providence by Mary Beth Brown
Ted, White, & Blue by Ted Nugent
C.S. Lewis
Charles Spurgeon
Oswald Chambers

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