Primary Genre(s): History, Religion & Spirituality, Non-Fiction
Published: 4 Feb 2020 by Thomas Nelson
Page count: 384 (print)
My Format: ebook via NetGalley
Do I Recommend: Yes
Commission Link (U.S.): Buy 100 Bible Verses That Made America
My rating: ★★★★★
Esteemed author Robert J. Morgan explores 100 Bible verses that powerfully impacted our leaders during defining moments in American history and reflects upon what these verses mean for us as a nation today.
The Bible has played a starring role in American history from our nation’s beginnings. When George Washington was sworn into office as our first president, he did not place his hand on the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States, as hallowed as those documents are. Instead, he swore upon and even kissed the Bible to sanctify this important moment. The Bible, Washington knew, had ushered American history to this point.
Trying to explain American history without its Bible is like trying to understand the human body without its bloodstream. Had there been no Bible, there would be no America as we know it. It is the Bible that made America.
While not every Founding Father was a Christian, a Bible-believer, or a paragon of virtue and not every leader has honored the Bible nor appreciated its influence, there is an undeniable history of leaders who’ve been intimately acquainted with the contents of the Bible, who’ve studied its scriptures and respected its teachings. Journey with Robert J. Morgan as he teaches about the Bible’s role in the defining moments and impact on the people of our nation’s history, reminding us of the beauty at the intersection of faith and country and reigniting our hearts’ passions for both.
Here are my pros and cons for 100 Bible Verses That Made America:
- I will say right off the bat that this would be a wonderful gift book for any Christian American history aficionado. This is a spiritual history of the United States and I really enjoyed it.
- It is almost set up as a devotional and can easily be read as one. Each chapter (100 of them) is a reasonable size and can be read one per day if preferred.
- Even if you are an American history buff, I am guessing you might still learn something from this book. I did!
- The focus on how the Bible influenced our nation throughout its history was encouraging and informative.
- The book covers history from America’s beginnings to modern times.
This quote from the author is exactly why I recommend this book: “The Bible is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path; when it burns low, our culture grows dark.”
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