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There shall be "a day of public Thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God...."
–1789 Congressional Proclamation
A holiday for celebrating faith, family, and freedom, Thanksgiving Day is both distinctly Christian and exclusively American. Barbara Rainey has created an excellent resource for enabling you and your family to remember the past, recognize God's hand in our history, and express thankfulness to Him for His goodness today.
This story of the Pilgrims' faithfulness and biblical thankfulness is accompanied by a CD of songs of worship and praise that will call your hearts to gratitude. It's a wonderful opportunity to enrich your family's awareness of our nation's Christian heritage, provide models of courage and sacrifice for your children, and establish a tradition of sharing your gratefulness with one another, which will build a legacy of memories for the future.
|Introduction: Welcome Home||13|
|The Pilgrim Story|
|Small Beginnings: The Pilgrims' Origins||17|
|Following God's Call: The Voyage of the Mayflower||21|
|Sustained by God's Grace: Surviving the First Winter||29|
|God's Perfect Provision: Meeting Samoset, Squanto, and Massasoit||39|
|God's People Give Thanks: The First Thanksgiving||43|
|Giving Thanks in All Things: Remembering God's Deliverance||47|
|Epilogue: Lest Anyone Forget||55|
Posted November 24, 2009
This history major has written a book within a book - a story in large print for young ones, alongside a more extensive narrative for adults. Children and adults will learn the true meaning of Thanksgiving and just how much the Pilgrims had to be thankful for! Illustrations are beautifully done. A valuable addition to the family library.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 4, 2009
Thanksgiving is a holiday with known origins and meaning that just can't be destroyed by liberals like Christmas and Easter have been. Well I suppose it could as well but I hope it remains Christian. Regardless, for the believing family this book will become as important as turkey and pumpkin pie. This is a wonder gravy to slather all over your life during the month of November. I recommend ongoing family devotions around the breakfast or dinner table but during special events such as Thanksgiving I tell you to read books like this together. Chock full of history, truth and inspiration this book wells up thankfulness in the heart. I can't say enough nice things about this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.