The Book That Made America: How the Bible Formed Our Nation

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The Bible is the book that made America. All that is positive in our foundation can be traced back to the Scriptures. Recently, President Obama declared that America is not a Christian nation, while Newsweek announced the demise of Christian America. This book is the answer to America's critics with the facts of history.
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Overview

The Bible is the book that made America. All that is positive in our foundation can be traced back to the Scriptures. Recently, President Obama declared that America is not a Christian nation, while Newsweek announced the demise of Christian America. This book is the answer to America's critics with the facts of history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982492901
  • Publisher: Nordskog Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry Newcombe, D.Min., of Coral Ridge Ministries is a professional communicator whose research and media production have been seen by millions. He has helped shape the media output of the most influential U.S. Protestant churches in the twentieth century.

Dr. Newcombe also holds a Master's degree in communications from Wheaton College (1983) and a Doctor of Ministry from Knox Theological Seminary (2008). Dr. Newcombe wrote his thesis on the importance of "Preserving Our Christian Heritage" and how pastors and their congregations can pass on that heritage.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Jennifer Kennedy Cassidy ix

About the Author xi

Acknowledgments xiv

Publisher's Word Gerald Christian Nordskog xv

Year of the Bible, 1983, Proclamation Ronald Reagan xix

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Book That Made America 5

1 Our Christian Roots 7

2 Biblical Considerations 25

3 Test Your Knowledge of Our Christian Heritage 41

Part 2 The Bible and the Settling of America 71

4 The Seeds of a Great Nation: The Bible and the Settlers of America 73

5 The Bible and Education 99

6 The Biblically Based Convenants-Forerunners to the Constitution 117

Part 3 The Bible and the Founding of America 133

7 The Bible and the Founders of America 135

8 The Intent of the Founding Fathers 155

9 The Bible and America's Shortcomings 173

Part 4 The Bible and the American Experience 191

10 Where Did We Go Wrong? 193

11 The Bible and Regeneration 215

12 "Can an Empire Arise without His Aid?" 219

Appendix: "This is a Christian Nation" 231

Endnotes 253

Index 271

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