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Thursday, March 3, 2022


America of We the People

About the Book

Book: America of We the People

Author: Terry Overton

Genre: Christian, Inspirational, Patriotic, Poetry

Release date: September 29, 2020

99603E6E-70A9-4BAF-B42C-48470DF6D1F3This is an inspirational patriotic Christian book for those who feel pride in the United States of America and support the Constitution and America. This is a collection of famous quotes, original poetry, short essays or musings, and Scriptural references. If you are looking to read short works of heartfelt poems, quotes, and essays valued by those who follow an American and Christian way of life, you will enjoy this book.

Topics include patriotism, soldiers who see war for the first time, September 11, 2001, Benghazi, Afghanistan, faith in America, first responders, the Vietnam and Korean Wars, and topics of the current times such as vaccine mandates, media, liberty, and identity politics.

A portion of the sales of both the paperback and eBook versions go to the Tunnel2Towers Foundation for veterans and first responders.


Click here to get your copy!


About the Author

BC3970E1-CCAC-4B27-AD52-4377E0F4CF0A (1)Terry Overton is a retired university professor of educational and school psychology. She has an Ed.D. in Special Education and a Ph.D. in Psychology. Her professional experience includes teaching public school, teaching at the university level, and being a college dean. She has two children and six grandchildren. Her writing and publication experiences include textbook and journal articles in the fields of special education and school psychology. She seeks to answer God’s call to share the good news and grow the church by writing Christian books and devotionals. Her book Both Sides of the Border is a Firebird Book Award winner in the categories of Cross-Genre, Socio-Political Fiction, and Women’s Fiction. Her book, America of We the People was awarded the Firebird Book Award for Socio-Political and Political categories. She and her husband live in the southern tip of Texas where they enjoy semi-tropical weather and spending time with their friends and family.


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“America of We the People” is a work from my heart. Dedicated to my dad who is a three purple heart Marine Veteran who served and fought in the Korean War as well as my grandson, in the 82nd Airborne, another dear friend in the 82nd Airborne who was in Kabul the day it was bombed and we lost 13 servicemen and women (he is home now and was not injured), my son, who is a captain in the Fire Department, and other first responders, police, and military servicemen and women. It is written in memory of all who perished in war or due to direct terrorism attacks.


On the day Kabul was bombed, I watched in horror, knowing we had a loved one there. Weeks passed before we knew he was not injured and was on his way home. A poem, written for him, describes the difference between his face before and after combat. Two poems were written for my dad and were based on his stories of the Korean War and letters he received. Poems were written reflecting my own experiences growing up during the Vietnam War when we watched the names of those who were killed, injured, or missing in action, displayed on our televisions in our living rooms as we watched and prayed, we would not see the names of friends and family.  Other poems were written for leaders around the world. And, poems reflecting current events, such as the border crisis, human trafficking, and other issues we face, like the pandemic (some are satirical).


The goal of the book was to convey what seems to be facing our nation and to note concern that our country has lost sight of God. The book was written to encourage others to pray for our country.


There are famous quotes about patriotism, soldiers, wars, and leadership. Short commentaries and essays are included along with verses from Scripture.


At a time when our nation is in turmoil, I think this is a book for everyone to read. We the people need to stand up and speak out. I loved how the author defined patriotism as “you feel your country in the extreme depths of your heart, the innermost part of your pride. Patriotism is loyalty, fidelity, allegiance, and single- mindedness of your conviction to your country.” It is a powerful statement that we should all be able to agree with. There are men and women right now fighting  for our freedom. I don’t  think they get enough appreciation for their sacrifice. Let’s all band together and pray for them daily.

I enjoyed the different poems, and the reminder of 911. I will never forget that  day that brough tears, anger, and a nation that came together as one. We stood with the fallen and lifted up the families.  I wonder if we have become lax in our awareness of how close we came to losing our freedom? Everyday we hear about heroes such as first responders, firefighters and police  officers  who show their patriotism by keeping our streets safe. 

The book covers many different subjects from the pandemic, race discrimination to gender identity. There is so much violence in streets yet we say we are the people. It is time to let our focus be on God and bring our nation back to Him. We have kept Him out and allowed the enemy to cause chaos.  There are some powerful quotes in the book that we need to be more familiar with. They give us hope, encourage us to be a strong nation and remind us that,  “we are one nation under God.”

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.

Blog Stops

Girls in White Dresses, March 2

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, March 3

Blossoms and Blessings, March 3

Texas Book-aholic, March 4

Inklings and notions, March 5

For Him and My Family, March 6

An Author’s Take, March 7

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, March 8

deb’s Book Review, March 8

She Lives To Read, March 9

Locks, Hooks and Books, March 10

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, March 11

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, March 12

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, March 13 (Spotlight)

Spoken from the Heart, March 13

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, March 14

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, March 15


To celebration her tour, Terry is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card & copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. I enjoyed the book too, and it was a great reminder to stand up for the beliefs that helped found our nation. Good review!

  2. Sounds like a great book for me to read and the cover is eye-catching and very nice! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Texas Book-aholic, for sharing your review! Have a TGIF day!

  3. I enjoyed reading your review, this looks really good

  4. This sounds like it could be very inspiring!

  5. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this book, this sounds like a fine collection of poetry and historical quotes, a must read for me

  6. This sounds like an excellent book.

  7. Deana, Thank you for sharing your excellent review!