40 Books on Glenn's Nightstand in 2016

A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read. —Mark Twain

Having a hard time remembering that book Glenn mentioned back in January? Looking for a way to stay informed and entertained? Here's a list of 40 books from Glenn's Nightstand in 2016:

The American Miracle: Divine Providence in the Rise of the Republic

by Michael Medved

Asleep

by Molly Caldwell Crosby

Because of Bethlehem: Love Is Born, Hope Is Here

by Max Lucado

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

by Doug Abrams

The Book of Mysteries

by Jonathan Cahn

Currency Wars

by James Rickards

Deception

by Ken Timmerman

Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Small Government Is Smarter

by Ilya Somin

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The Diary of Anne Frank

by Anne Frank

The Fate of Empires

by Arthur John Hubbard

Flyover Nation

by Dana Loesch

Foreign Agent

by Brad Thor

Green Card Warrior: My Quest for Legal Immigration in an Illegals’ System

by Nick Adams

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Hillary's America

by Dinesh D'Souza

The House of Secrets

by Brad Meltzer

I Am George Washington

by Brad Meltzer

The Immortal Nicholas

by Glenn Beck

Into the Magic Shop

by James R. Doty

The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson

by David Barton

Killing the Rising Sun

by Bill O'Reilly

A Letter to Mary

by Jason Wright

Liars

by Glenn Beck

Liberalism or How to Turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies and Wimps

by Burgess Owens

Lowell Park

by Mike Chapman

Michael Vey 6: The Fall of Hades

by Richard Paul Evans

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Mission: Jimmy Stewart and the Fight for Europe

by Robert Matzen

A Nefarious Plot

by Steve Deace

Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document

by Mike Lee

Pendulum: How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future

by Roy Willams and Michael Drew

Progressive Racism

by David Horowitz

Retaking America: Crushing Political Correctness

by Nick Adams

The Screwtape Letters

by C.S. Lewis

Settle for More

by Megyn Kelly

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So You've Been Publicly Shamed

by Jon Ronson

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History

by Brian Kilmeade

Tough as They Come

by Travis Mills

True Allegiance

by Ben Shapiro

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by Tracy Levinson

Under Our Skin: Getting Real About Race. Getting Free From the Fears and Frustrations That Divide Us

by Benjamin Watson

War on Guns

by John Lott, Jr.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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