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Share the Inheritance; gifts of intangible and tangible wealth. Hardcover – 2010

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  • Hardcover: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Shawford: The Inheritance Press, 2010.; 1st edition (2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984392106
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984392100
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,374,336 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Abandoning the rather common and cynical view that history is but a series of grim problems, SHARE THE INHERITANCE takes you on an exhilarating tour of historical gifts created by Brits. The book is packed with gold nuggets of information, little-known facts, colour illustrations, stories about the men and women who triumphed over hatred and oppression to create the gifts of the Inheritance, a timeline and a study guide.

Like the underground aquifers and pipes which supply us with water, the Inheritance is often overlooked though it is life-giving. The authors have experienced life without the Inheritance firsthand, and know how desperately hard it is to live without freedom, fair play, delight in reason, a covenant of justice between leader and people, equality of opportunity, forgiveness, and trust, to name a few of the gifts. This book can inspire young people, and give adults a refreshing review of crucial and positive events in British history. Intriguing facts are footnoted.

"IT HAS A FORMAT AND STYLE I HAVE NEVER BEFORE ENCOUNTERED with facts I didn't know. IT HAS GIVEN ME RENEWED RESPECT for my country." Lindsay Jenkins, Journalist, London

"I LIKE YOUR BOOK VERY MUCH, and will bring it with me the next time I visit my grandchildren." Physicist Freeman Dyson, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

"A DELIGHT. . .draws together some of the key lessons of Anglo-American history." Roger Helmer MEP, The Freedom Association, UK

"THE PAGES SHIMMER WITH PICTURES illustrating the text, which rolls down the page like a highway. The margin is a bicycle path of pictures, notes and thoughts." James Hodge, Professor Emeritus of German, Bowdoin College, Maine, USA

"THERE IS. . .AN URGENT NEED TO RECREATE A VISION, which will preserve all that is best in our heritage. SHARE THE INHERITANCE invokes that vision." The Baroness Cox of Queensbury. Share this book with a young person.

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The gifts described in SHARE THE INHERITANCE are woven into a wonderful tapestry of inspiring ideas. With its unique, compelling, inviting, and important subject matter, this book changed my life's outlook. SHARE THE INHERITANCE captured my attention and made me feel much better for having read it. I intend to share it with my grown daughters.

I found the book's description of early British and American history very revealing of the courage of Brits and Americans who established gifts such as freedom, honesty and trust, servant leadership, the right to self-defense and representative government. Magna Carta and the free economy are gifts shared by all of us. Therefore, SHARE THE INHERITANCE should appeal to both Brits and American readers.

I read this book in two days. I particularly enjoyed its images, which illuminate the gifts of the Inheritance. The images and artwork are informative, intriguing, and at times very beautiful. I also highly recommend this book for children. Reading to a child, I would read the book slowly, spending time on gifts such as the link between freedom and friendship, the influence of sports on developing equality of opportunity, Christian and classical powers that help us to thrive, and the healing which comes from forgiveness. The book's Study Guide is a boon for parents or readers' clubs.

Catherine and David Abbot are captivating non-fiction authors who have written a non-fiction book in an imaginative way. She is a writer and editor. He is a doctor. SHARE THE INHERITANCE is a gem of a book and a must-read.
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Anyone who loves this country will love this book. It leads us through the twists and turns of history, reminding us of how many sacrifices have been made by those who came before us in order to create the freedoms that are now being all too surely whittled away. A wake up call in many ways, Share the Inheritance is a book for every classroom, every home, up and down the land. There is so much that is good, valuable and beautiful about this sceptred isle and yet so few people in authority are pointing this yet. Works such as this, with its clear text and beautiful illustrations help us to remember that we are all part of an ongoing continumm, a rich tapestry that we so often take for granted, but will miss if it disappears altogether. The 27 gifts are gifts given to us all. In an age where there is an increasing focus on separation, they point clearly to the simple fact that we are all woven of the weft. Perfect as a birthday gift to anyone you love.
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There has long been a need for a book aimed at young people that will inspire new and future generations and provide vision to maintain the great treasure that has been handed down to us.
'Share the Inheritance' does this and it should be purchased as the ideal gift for the young person. The Study Guide at the end is invaluable as a reference.
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This is a terrific piece of destiny writing, in which the authors have disburdened themselves of many years of thinking and historical research on the subject of the Western heritage of liberal values, particularly as developed by the English-speaking peoples. 'Share the Inheritance' tells simply, via the history of Britain, America and the Commonwealth, how the rule of law, the jury system, political liberty, the abolition of slavery, economic freedom, modern science, parliamentary democracy and much else besides came about. This is a shiny work, appropriately printed on heavy art paper with glorious colour plates, free of cynicism or reticence, revelling in a great tradition of freedom, sorely won and which, according to the authors, should be fittingly cherished. Hold on to this inhertance of wisdom, say our guides with passionate intensity, and pass on these 27 Gifts to the young. A Judeo-Christian orientation will not be to everyone's taste, but this is a distillation of history to be relished. One can readily imagine grandparents sharing this easy-to-read, attractively laid out 140-page work with their grandchildren - and both learning much. There is a Study Guide section for young readers, an illuminating list of Key Dates and a full set of references and end-notes, as well as a comprehensive index. This is an articulation of the Western way of civilizaton, of course, yet I for one believe what are described in this uplifting work are true and universal values, based on respect, freedom and love. Cracking stuff!
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The gifts described in SHARE THE INHERITANCE are woven into a wonderful tapestry of inspiring ideas. With its unique, compelling, inviting, and important subject matter, this book changed my life's outlook. SHARE THE INHERITANCE captured my attention and made me feel much better for having read it. I intend to share it with my grown daughters.

I found the book's description of early British and American history very revealing of the courage of British and Americans who established gifts such as freedom, honesty and trust, servant leadership, the right to self-defense and representative government. Magna Carta and the free economy are gifts shared by all of us. Therefore, SHARE THE INHERITANCE should appeal to both British and American readers.

I read this book in two days. I particularly enjoyed its images, which illuminate the gifts of the Inheritance. The images and artwork are informative, intriguing, and at times very beautiful. I also highly recommend this book for children. Reading to a child, I would read the book slowly, spending time on gifts such as the link between freedom and friendship, the influence of sports on developing equality of opportunity, Christian and classical powers that help us to thrive, and the healing which comes from forgiveness. The book's Study Guide is a boon for parents or readers' clubs.

Catherine and David Abbot are captivating non-fiction authors who have written a non-fiction book in an imaginative way. She is a writer and editor. He is a doctor. SHARE THE INHERITANCE is a gem of a book and a must-read.
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