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“We Are in a Battle For the Very Soul of Our Nation,” Says Carson

Carson’s New Book, The Perilous Fight, Offers Solutions to Reverse Negative Culture Trends

Dr Ben Carsons book The Perilous FightGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Strong families are the cornerstone of strong communities that go on to build a stronger nation as a whole. Unfortunately, widespread divorce rates, the erosion of traditional marriage, the popular rise of radical ideologies, attacks on faith, and government interference in our daily lives are resulting in a breakdown of the family, robbing us of the country we love. Dr. Ben Carson says it doesn’t have to be this way. Recent polls show a large proportion of the country agree and are signaling a move back to conservative principles rooted in faith and family, of which Dr. Carson is a foremost proponent.

In his new book, The Perilous Fight: Overcoming Our Culture’s War on the American Family (Zondervan, May 14, 2024), one of the most influential conservative voices, Dr. Carson offers inspiration and action-packed answers needed to restore the family as America’s key foundation. Like many of us, Dr. Carson fears we are losing the country we love and encourages readers to return to the biblical and familial values on which our nation was founded.

“We are in a battle for the very soul of our nation,” said Dr. Carson. “Only when we prioritize the family as an institution established by God will we proudly remain the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

The Perilous Fight equips readers to acutely understand the data behind the breakdown of the family and its negative effects on society including poverty, crime, and deteriorating education. Dr. Carson passionately details why our nation is dependent upon the health of families and why abandoning Christian values has led to the social decline we see today.

Dr. Carson is available for interviews and can speak to:

  • How to restore a key foundation of America: the family
  • Fresh ideas and public policy options to reverse negative cultural trends
  • 3 core biblical beliefs needed to lead our nation
  • Why abandoning faith has led to social decline today

The Perilous Fight is an eye-opening and inspiring resource for anyone who feels discouraged about the state of our country and longs to see a prosperous future. Dr. Carson’s wisdom and experience reveal there are attainable solutions that can restore faith, liberty, community, and life in America for generations to come.

Dr. Ben Carson is a bestselling author, the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, the former director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins, and the Founder and Chairman of the American Cornerstone Institute. He is also the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the land, and he holds more than 70 honorary doctorate degrees. Dr. Carson and his wife, Candy Carson, co-founded the Carson Scholars Fund, which recognizes young people of all backgrounds for exceptional academic and humanitarian accomplishments that is currently operating in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Dr. and Mrs. Carson reside in Florida where they are the proud parents of three sons and three daughters-in-law, and blessed grandparents of eight grandchildren. His new book, The Perilous Fight: Overcoming Our Culture’s War on the American Family will be available nationwide on May 14, 2024.

Zondervan, a worldwide leading Christian publisher of books and Bibles, is part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. Its publications include a variety of Bible translations for all ages; books in different genres and subject areas for the general reader; curriculum for individual and group Bible study; books for children and young adults; academic resources including textbooks and reference books; ministry resources; and books on faith and culture. Zondervan is located in Grand Rapids, MI. For more information, visit www.zondervan.com.

The American Cornerstone Institute is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2021 by Dr. Ben Carson that focuses on advancing America’s founding principles of faith, liberty, community, and life. Learn more by visiting AmericanCornerstone.org.


  1. The Perilous Fight is an urgent message of both concern and hope, a call to save the cornerstone of our country - the family. Why is this book important now?
  2. You point out that our country was founded on biblical values and resulted in freedom and prosperity. Now in 2024, we’ve seen these beliefs abandoned, resulting in social decline. What are some tangible ways you’ve seen this decline affect Americans in the last couple years?
  3. You share eye-opening data behind the breakdown of the family and its effects on our society, including poverty, crime, and deteriorating education. In what ways does the breakdown of the family threaten to rob us of this great country?
  4. Do you think the answer to reversing these negative trends impacting the family lies in Washington D.C.?
  5. You share about the struggles your own family endured with your mother being a single mom raising two boys. How did growing up in a one-parent home influence your view of family and God’s design for it?
  6. So many Americans want to invoke change but feel overwhelmed and ill-equipped for the fight. What are some commonsense, attainable solutions that we all can practice?
  7. What is the most important thing you hope readers take away from The Perilous Fight?
  8. Where can listeners pick up a copy of The Perilous Fight and connect with you online?


SOURCE Zondervan