America's Sacred Sites: 50 Faithful Reflections on Our National Monuments and Historic Landmarks

America's Sacred Sites: 50 Faithful Reflections on Our National Monuments and Historic Landmarks

America's Sacred Sites: 50 Faithful Reflections on Our National Monuments and Historic Landmarks

America's Sacred Sites: 50 Faithful Reflections on Our National Monuments and Historic Landmarks


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From the authors of America's Holy Ground: 61 Faithful Reflections on Our National Parks,
The National Park Service oversees more than the 61 national parks; monuments and historic sites mark where important events in America's story occurred, protect unique natural landmarks, and remember those who changed history. Brad Lyons and Bruce Barkhauer help you consider how your faith and values are reflected in those treasured places.
America's Holy Sites: 50 Faithful Reflections on Our National Monuments and Historic Landmarks visits an NPS site in each state, considering a unique trait of each place and connecting it to your own life. Courage, mercy, leadership, liberty - these are just a few of the themes you'll explore on this unique journey. A scripture verse and a trio of questions take your experience deeper.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780827200869
Publisher: APG Sales & Distribution
Publication date: 04/28/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 522,255
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Brad Lyons serves as the President and Publisher of CBP/Chalice Press. An award-winning journalist in his native Oklahoma, he is the extremely lucky and proud father of three kind, funny, and smart kids.

Bruce Barkhauer teaches generosity for a living, which he knows is the greatest gig he has ever had. He loves the earth and thinks we need to take better care of it. He is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and is married to Laura. They share three children and three grandchildren, which Barkhauer says is the only thing better than his day job.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 8

Introduction 9

Invocation 14

Alabama Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail Progress 16

Alaska Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Adventure 20

Arizona Tuzigoot National Monument Community 24

Arkansas Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site Courage 28

California Golden Gate National Recreation Area Fun 32

Colorado Dinosaur National Monument Preservation 36

Connecticut Weir Farm National Historic Site Expression 40

Delaware First State National Historical Park Consensus 44

Florida Canaveral National Seashore Contrast 48

Georgia Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park Hope 52

Hawaii Pearl Harbor National Memorial Silence 56

Idaho Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve Amazement 60

Illinois Pullman National Monument Labor 64

Indiana Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Origins 68

Iowa Effigy Mounds National Monument Dominion 72

Kansas Nicodemus National Historic Site Exodus 76

Kentucky Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Pathway 80

Louisiana New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Music 84

Maine Appalachian National Scenic Trail Preparation 88

Maryland Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park Risk 92

Massachusetts Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site Design 96

Michigan Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Patience 100

Minnesota Grand Portage National Monument Seeds 104

Mississippi Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail Pilgrimage 108

Missouri George Washington Carver National Monument Curiosity 112

Montana Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument Reason 116

Nebraska Homestead National Monument of America Worthiness 120

Nevada Lake Mead National Recreation Area Recreation 124

New Hampshire Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park Creativity 128

New Jersey Thomas Edison National Historical Park Transformation 132

New Mexico Bandelier National Monument Shelter 136

New York Statue of Liberty National Monument Alien 140

North Carolina Wright Brothers National Memorial Inspiration 144

North Dakota Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site Hospitality 148

Ohio Hopewell Culture National Historical Park History 152

Oklahoma Oklahoma City National Memorial Innocence 156

Oregon John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Ancient 160

Pennsylvania Independence National Historical Park Liberty 164

Rhode Island Roger Williams National Memorial Religious Freedom 168

South Carolina Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park Conflict 172

South Dakota Mount Rushmore National Memorial Leadership 176

Tennessee Manhattan Project National Historical Park Choices 180

Texas San Antonio Missions National Historical Perk Learning 184

Utah Golden Spike National Historical Park Determination 188

Vermont Marsh-Billings- Rockefeller National Historical Park Stewardship 192

Virginia Appomattox Court House National Historical Park Mercy 196

Washington Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail Recovery 200

West Virginia Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Resistance 204

Wisconsin Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Light 208

Wyoming Devils Tower National Monument Sacred 212

Benediction 217

Resources 220

Photo Credits 221

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