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American Awakening:

Eight Principles to Restore the Soul of America

From his youth, John Kingston has always carried a vision for a free and united America. In American Awakening, Kingston pulls from history, science, faith and culture to offer eight forgotten principles to restore the soul of America, by building better lives, breaking through cultural divides and rediscovering who are–together.


About John

John Kingston is a husband, father, connector, and social entrepreneur. He is a lawyer by training and businessman by experience, but he has also been active in national arts, culture, and political movements for two decades, including in recent years launching Better For America in 2016, Uniting America in 2017, and running as a candidate for United States Senate in 2018. This year, John is launching American Awakening, an ambitious venture including a book, concert series, podcast, docuseries, and immersive entertainment experience—all part of a campaign for the soul of America, in an effort to slay the giant of death and despair in this American moment.

The Book

Publication Date: July 28, 2020

A healthy and united America – perhaps a country more united than it has ever been – is truly possible, and it starts with us. John Kingston draws on wisdom from history, science, faith and culture, along with his own experiences, to offer eight principles for discovering purpose, meaning and true community.

Kingston breaks that down further into eight principles:

  1. You Have a Purpose: Believe It
  2. You Long For Renewal: Find More In Less
  3. You Will Face Adversity: Redeem It
  4. You Need People: Engage In Person
  5. You Are Not Alone: Share Your Highs And Lows
  6. We Are More Alike Than Different: Respond Instead Of React
  7. I Am You Are We: There Is No Them, There Is Only Us
  8. Together We Will Awaken America: Fulfilling Our Promise

Kingston offers analysis – and engaging stories of self-discovery – to underscore the strength of these eight principles to empower readers to build better lives. He makes no claim to be the creator of these principles, all timeless truths – merely someone who has spent the better part of his life trying to find the threads that knit us together and share that with the world.

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