"America is in need of a new 'Great Awakening' -- an awakening that some Christian leaders say can only come about if Christians get on their knees," reports CNSNews.com.
That's the view of Rev. William Wilson, who is executive director of the International Center for Spiritual Renewal (ICSR), quoted by CNSNews:
America right now is facing great complexities. We have a financial struggle that we’re in, we’re facing health-care issues that have us scratching our heads. Our place in the world has shifted. We’re a nation that really needs help from beyond ourselves. We feel like God is the help.
ICSR is a member of the Awakening America Alliance, which CNSNews reports is sponsoring "Cry Out America," a September 11 event challenging thousands to "gather at noon [Friday] at county courthouses across the nation in repentance, to pray for the lost, to cry out for God to send another 'Great Awakening.'"
While free-thinking Americans watch, pray, and rebuild, here are three resources we think provide timely and essential content for national renewal:
* Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, by Mark Levin
* A Christian Manifesto (DVD), by Francis Schaeffer
* Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Cultural Captivity, by Nancy Pearcey