Glenn Beck: Grace


“Grace” by Richard Paul Evans

GLENN: 888 727 BECK. Hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. I have always told you that I believe in my sponsors, I believe in the I'm never going to ask you to ever go out and spend a dollar of your hard earned money if I don't believe in something. I promise you that. I know how hard you work for your money. I know how hard I work for my money and I also know that if I ever ask you to do something and then you do and you're like, well, that sucks, you know, it really, it hurts our relationship. The one thing that I tell you that I have really been feeling strongly about lately is and I know it's hard to find it right now on this program because I'm giving you so much information that it's like, "Oh, boy, think I'm going to go in the garage and hang myself." But the one thing that I've really been feeling strongly for the last three months is hope. Hope, hope, hope, hope, hope, hope. And I've told you recently that we have to reconnect with values, we have to reconnect with something of value. I'm going to tell you where you can spend $19.95 today and you will get $50 worth of value and have just a great reconnection with hope and the values that we have been missing. I reconnected with my childhood. I reconnected. When I was a kid, we used to have this we had this house and in the backyard there was kind of this overgrown area and my father helped me build a clubhouse. And I was kind of a loser kid. So it was really only me in the clubhouse. Wasn't really fun, but I remember the time going into the clubhouse and it was like my own secret world. I hadn't thought about that and what my childhood was like for a long, long time. I hadn't thought of that clubhouse in probably 20 years until I picked up the new book for Richard Paul Evans called Grace. In case you don't know the name, Richard Paul Evans is the author of The Christmas Box. Another one of my favorite books, The Gift, came out last year. Just, he is a writer of character, quality and hope and he's with me now. Richard, how are you?

EVANS: Good, glad to be here.

GLENN: This went on sale just the other day and you are already getting people who are coming up to you in the street. Because it doesn't take you long. I think it took me two nights to read. But you are already having people coming up in the streets that have been affected by this.

EVANS: Right. Immediately. Because some of the underlying themes are bringing memories, like you said, out of people, especially people who have been abused in the past.

GLENN: And I have to tell you because, you know, America I mean, if you've been abused, you are going to love this book. Please read this. I picked it up and I think I read the jacket and it was my first kiss, my first love. She was little match girl, though I could see in the future the flame of a candle. I'm like, oh, wow, this is going to be nice, blah, blah, blah. Then I read on and it's like, I can't do this, too, please, no, I can't.

EVANS: It's hopeful.

GLENN: And it's hopeful but it doesn't get in until later on. It doesn't really get into that. It just an innocent first love, first kiss, true to each other, helping each other out. It's great.

EVANS: They're kids. Someone said this reminds me of to kill a mockingbird, what I was doing really heavy social issues. The bottom line is you are reading about these kids and how they are dealing with the world around them. The story's about a young runaway girl and young boy who finds her and hides her in his clubhouse and tries to protect her.

GLENN: Right. And he finds her, he is working at the. He was a guy who decided he's going to capitalize on everything if he will right over here. He will capitalize on all of the advertising from everybody if it's McBurger Queen. I thought that was great. But anyway, he was working there as this kid and he goes out to dump some stuff out of the dumpster and he hears a noise and he spots Grace.

EVANS: Looking for food.

GLENN: Dumpster diving.

EVANS: Right.

GLENN: And he doesn't say anything to embarrass her. If I remember right, he knew. I know it says later that he didn't, but did he really know at the time?

EVANS: Well, he saw her drop the hamburger she was holding but he didn't want to embarrass her. And so later she writes in her diary, either he was very kind or very dumb.

GLENN: Yeah. It's great because it has her diary, little pieces of her diary all the way through between the chapters and so you are seeing what she's not telling him and it is, it's a story of chivalry. It's just great.

EVANS: Thanks.

GLENN: Now, you what I love about do you know Jon Huntsman?

EVANS: Yes.

GLENN: Senior?

EVANS: Yes.

GLENN: One of the greatest guys I know.

EVANS: He is an amazing man. I actually sent him a book.

GLENN: He is not going to read it. I sent him my book. Anyway, he is one of the most amazing men because here is a guy who has made a fortune and he's giving it all away. Tell the story about the first time when you first got the offer on The Christmas Box because you just self published it. That was something that you really had just written for your family, right?

EVANS: Right, as a Christmas present. In fact, I went out my publisher, first publisher was Kinko's. So I went out, made 20 copies and handed them out and they just spread. People started sharing them with each other and pretty soon hundreds of people had read those 20 copies and that's when I decided to try to publish the book. So I sent it out to publishers and they all rejected the story. "A book like this will never sell" and so I self published it because I beg to differ, I think it will. That was 8 million copies ago, just kept spreading and spreading. But we got that first check because at first once it hit the New York Times, then the publishers changed their minds. They all wanted the book. It sold in an auction for $4.25 million. So when I got the check, the first thing I did is like, I made a copy and sent it to my friend, faxed it to him just to bug him. And then Keri and I, who is actually in the studio, Keri and I talked about it, well, what would this do to our family. We went and talked to some financial consultants and they told us these horrible stories about our kids would become drug addicts. I was like, what? Keri said, let's just give the money back, which says a lot about this woman. And I said, hold on a second.

GLENN: Wait, wait, can we buy some stuff first?

EVANS: I've been without money, I don't like that. So we decided we would give back and so it started this process that's become a magnificent obsession. We started building shelters for abused children and we've housed more than 20,000 abused children since we started.

GLENN: That's amazing.

EVANS: Isn't that cool?

GLENN: That's amazing. And you kept the money, too.

EVANS: And she has a nice home. She won't say anything.

GLENN: You know, we talk, because I how much time do we have here, Dan? We have one minute? I sent you the I sent you a copy of my book and had you read it and you've called back and said it was great, blah, blah, blah. We were talking about it and I said, okay, here's the problem. The publisher wants me to change the ending and you said do you remember what you said to me? You said, why? And I said, because they don't understand the redemption part. They don't understand the God part of it. Do you remember?

EVANS: I do.

GLENN: And you said, went through the same thing. They don't in New York they just don't get what the rest of the country just, you know, gets naturally. When we come back, I want to ask you a little bit about the difference between what we see in the media, what we generally read and the courage that it takes to stand up and say, "No, no, no, I know that's what everybody says you are supposed to believe but this is the truth."

For the first time in the history of "The Glenn Beck Program," former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America's direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden's horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was "not even a little bit" like his plan, and why he thinks it was "the most embarrassing event in the history of our country."

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China's potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration's plan.

"Not even a little bit," Trump answered. "We had a great plan, but it was a very tenuous plan. It was based on many conditions. For instance, you can't kill American soldiers. ... You have to understand, I did want to get out. But I wanted to get out with dignity, and I wanted to take our equipment out. And I didn't want soldiers killed. ... What [Biden] did was just indefensible. He took the military out first and he left all the people. And then we became beggars to get the people out. I had a plan to get them out very quickly. But first, the Americans would go out."

Trump told Glenn that his plan included maintaining Bagram Air Base and explained why he would not have left "a single nail" behind in Afghanistan for the Taliban to seize.

"We were going to keep Bagram open," he explained. "We were never going to close that because, frankly, Bagram is more about China than it is about Afghanistan. It was practically on the other border of China. And now we've lost that. And you know who is taking it over? China is taking it over. We spend $10 billion to build that base. It's got the longest, most powerful runways in the world. And China has now got its representatives there and it looks like they'll take it over. Glenn, it's not believable what's happened. You know, they have Apache helicopters. These are really expensive weapons, and they have 28 of them. And they're brand-new. The latest model."

Glenn mentioned recent reports that Gen. Milley, America's top military officer, made "secret phone calls" to his counterpart in China while President Trump was in office.

"I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said of Gen. Milley. "He made a statement to me — and I guarantee that's what happened to Biden — because I said, 'We're getting out of Afghanistan. We have to do it.' And I said, 'I want every nail. I want every screw. I want every bolt. I want every plane. I want every tank. I want it all out, down to the nails, screws, bolts ... I want every single thing. And he said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it.'

"The airplane might have cost $40 million, $50 million ... millions and millions of dollars. So, you think it's cheaper to leave it than to have 200 pilots fly over and fly all the equipment out? ... I said, you've got to be nuts. I mean, give me a tank of gas and a pilot and I just picked up a $40 million-dollar airplane. It was amazing. So, I learned early that this guy is a dope. But what he did, is he hurt our country ... and he shouldn't have been allowed to do it. And bad things should happen to him."

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In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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