I just finished reading Andy Andrew’s latest best-selling book: How Do You Kill 11 Million People? Why the Truth Matters More than You Think. Andy Andrews is one of my favorite public speakers and author. He’s been referred to as “a modern day Will Rogers.”
This book is small, a quick read (less than 30 minutes) and to the point. Rather than donating to a candidate’s political campaign, a better use of my money would be to buy a lot of these books and give them away — and encourage everyone I give them to read it quickly and pass it on.
From his own words, here’s why Andy wrote this book…
“Several years ago I asked myself these three questions: Where do we begin to find common ground in regard to what we want (or don’t want) for the future of America? Is it possible to write something that doesn’t use the words Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, yet conveys a message with which everyone could agree? Can it be written in a concise fashion allowing anyone to read it, clearly understand the message, and be empowered in less than 15 minutes? Here, then, is my answer to those questions.”
From the back cover…
Andy Andrews believes that good answers come only from asking the right questions. Through the powerful, provocative question, “How do you kill eleven million people?” (or to be precise, 11,283,000 people) — the number of people killed by the Nazi German regime between 1933 and 1945 — he explores a number of other questions relevant to our lives today:
Does it matter that millions of ordinary citizens have checked out of participating in the decisions that shape the future of our country?
Which is more dangerous: politicians with ill intent, or the too-trusting population that allows such people to lead them?
How are we supposed to tell the difference between the “good guys” and the “bad guys”?
How does the answer to this question affect not only our country but our families, our faith, and our values?
What happens to a society in which truth is absent?
Andy Andrews issues a wake-up call: become informed, passionate citizens who demand honesty and integrity from our leaders, or suffer the consequences of our own ignorance and apathy. Furthermore, we can no longer measure a leader’s worth by the yardsticks provided by the left or the right. Instead, we must use an unchanging standard: the pure, unvarnished truth.
Right now, more than ever, this book is a “must-read” — Buy it! Read it! Share it!
Best of Luck Always,
D. Scott Elder
More about Andy Andrews: www.andyandrews.com