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A new wave of American patriots and their fervor for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are reminiscent to that of over 200 years ago. In response, God's Promises® for the American Patriot combines historical facts about our forefathers with promises from God's Word, giving a powerful look at the importance of Biblical values and how they affect the fabric of our constitution. It's both inspiring and educational and is sure to fuel the passion of many Christian patriots across the globe.
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God's Promises for the American Patriot
By Richard G. Lee, Jack Countryman
Thomas NelsonCopyright © 2011 Dr. Richard G. Lee and Jack Countryman
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City of New York, October 3, 1789
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor, and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanks-giving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness."
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th. day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks, for his kind care and protection of the People of this country previous to their becoming a Nation, for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions, to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually, to render our national government a blessing to all the People, by constantly being a government of wise, just and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed, to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord. To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and Us, and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Praying for Our Nation
From our nation's earliest days, God's promise in 2 Chronicles 7 that He will hear the cry of a humbled people has motivated America's leaders to call citizens to prayer. In 1775, as it began the process of forming a new nation, the Continental Congress called for a day of prayer. At critical junctures during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln called for the nation to fast and pray. And in 1952, President Truman signed a bill establishing an annual National Day of Prayer.
Second Chronicles helps establish a model of national spiritual renewal. The book recounts how a succession of righteous kings in Judah led to reforms that brought the people back to true faith in God. Second Chronicles 16:9 assures us that God will "show Himself strong" toward those who place their trust in Him.
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If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14
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If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9
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Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3
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Save now, I pray, O Lord;
O Lord, I pray, send now prosperity.
Adopted on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence stated that the thirteen American colonies were "Free and Independent States" and that "all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved." Our Founding Fathers acknowledged God as the source of our rights:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the governed—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness....
For the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
As Founding Father Benjamin Rush said:
Without [religion] there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.
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There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
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Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help,
Whose hope is in the Lord his God,
Who made heaven and earth,
The sea, and all that is in them;
Who keeps truth forever,
Who executes justice for the oppressed,
Who gives food to the hungry.
The Lord gives freedom to the prisoners.
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Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
2 Corinthians 3:17
Noah Webster's An American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828:
patriotism, n. Love of one's country; the passion which aims to serve one's country, either in defending it from invasion, or protecting its rights and maintaining its laws and institutions in vigor and purity. Patriotism is the characteristic of a good citizen, the noblest passion that animates a man in the character of a citizen.
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, copyright © 2004:
patriotism, n. Love for or devotion to one's country. Note how the definitions have changed. With its objective actions, Noah Webster's patriotism is very different from the vague, subjective patriotism of one who only feels love for his country. True patriotism is not just an emotional feeling; it is action.
Webster's original definition starts with a love for country but moves to specific actions: service to country, defense of country, protection of the rights of country, maintenance of the laws and institutions of country, and preservation of religion and morality in public and private life. This kind of patriotism puts the needs of the country above personal or partisan desires, as well as above the favor of foreign nations.
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And the Lord commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is this day.
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Let your heart therefore be loyal to the Lord our God, to walk in His statutes and keep His commandments, as at this day.
1 Kings 8:61
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So every man of Israel ... remained loyal to their king.
2 Samuel 20:2
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Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God....
Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due ... fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.
Romans 13:1, 7
True History or Consummate Fraud?
Hear the confident declaration of American statesman Daniel Webster (1782–1852):
The Gospel is either true history, or it is a consummate fraud; it is either a reality or an imposition. Christ was what He professed to be, or He was an imposter. There is no other alternative. His spotless life in His earnest enforcement of the truth—His suffering in its defense, forbid us to suppose that He was suffering an illusion of a heated brain. Every act of His pure and holy life shows that He was the author of truth, the advocate of truth, the earnest defender of truth, and the uncompromising sufferer for truth. Now, considering the purity of His doctrines, the simplicity of His life, and the sublimity of His death, is it possible that He would have died for an illusion? In all His preaching the Savior made no popular appeals. His discourses were always directed to the individual. Christ and His apostles sought to impress upon every man the conviction that he must stand or fall alone—he must live for himself, and die for himself, and give up his account to the omniscient God as though he were the only dependent creature in the universe. The Gospel leaves the individual sinner alone with himself and his God.
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For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
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Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.
1 Corinthians 15:28
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Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
Investing in Eternity
Elias Boudinot Jr. (1740–1821) was an American lawyer and statesman from Elizabeth, New Jersey. An energetic patriot, he was elected a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1777–1784, serving as its president from 1782–1783. He then served three terms in Congress and ten years as Director of the Mint. Boudinot supported many civic and educational causes during his life, including serving as one of Princeton's trustees for nearly half a century.
Boudinot was elected president of the American Bible Society at its founding in 1816. In accepting the office, he wrote that this was "the greatest honor" that could have been conferred upon him "this side of the grave." He had an unwavering faith that God had called the men of the society to the work of making Bibles available in America. His ten-thousand-dollar gift, at a time when an annual salary of four hundred dollars was considered good, essentially enabled the formation and organization of the American Bible Society, which still sponsors the work of Bible translation and distribution around the world.
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Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy."
1 Peter 1:13–16
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Therefore the Lord God of Israel says: "I said indeed that your house and the house of your father would walk before Me forever." But now the Lord says: "Far be it from Me; for those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me shall be lightly esteemed."
1 Samuel 2:30
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Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
Agricultural chemist George Washington Carver (1864–1943) discovered three hundred uses for peanuts and hundreds more uses for soybeans, pecans, and sweet potatoes. Read his thoughts about God:
As a very small boy exploring the almost virgin woods of the old Carver place, I had the impression someone had just been there ahead of me. Things were so orderly, so clean, so harmoniously beautiful. A few years later in this same woods ... I was practically overwhelmed with the sense of some Great Presence. Not only had someone been there. Someone was there....
Years later when I read in the Scriptures, "In Him we live and move and have our being," I knew what the writer meant. Never since have I been without this consciousness of the Creator speaking to me.... The out-of-doors has been to me more and more a great cathedral in which God could be continuously spoken to and heard from....
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Table of Contents
"Thanksgiving Proclamation", 2,
Praying for Our Nation, 4,
Declaring Independence, 6,
Patriotism Defined, 8,
True History or Consummate Fraud?, 10,
Investing in Eternity, 12,
God's Co-worker, 14,
A Vital Connection, 16,
Quiet Commitment, 18,
Liberty, a Gift from the Creator, 20,
"To Live Is Christ", 22,
Speak Up!, 24,
A More Just Society, 26,
The Godly Use of Power, 28,
"Sail On, O Ship of State!", 30,
"The Last Best Hope of Man", 32,
A Reawakening, 34,
Acknowledging God, 36,
Faithful to the End, 38,
The Bible and American Presidents, 40,
"Duty to God", 42,
Answers from the Bible, 44,
"Ask Not", 46,
Christ Reigns Supreme, 48,
The Goal of Government, 50,
Abraham Lincoln on Skepticism, 52,
Finding Hope in Suffering, 54,
One Man, One Woman, 56,
"A Christian Nation", 58,
The Faith of the Founders, 60,
Protecting the Foundations, 62,
An American Hero, 64,
The American Moses, 66,
Asking God's Aid for a Good Cause, 68,
Staying True, 70,
"The Word and the Works of God", 72,
Godly Leaders, 74,
"The Loving Devotion of a Free People", 76,
The Gettysburg Address, 78,
Guarding Truth, 80,
Freedom's Cost, 82,
The Joy of Worship, 84,
Common Sense, 86,
Promised Blessings, 88,
Honor the Creator, 90,
The Fundamentals, 92,
As for Me!, 94,
The Designer of the Universe, 96,
Our Sacred Duty, 98,
Forgetting God, 102,
Shield of Strength, 104,
Praying for the Legislature, 106,
Following Christ's Example, 108,
Building Character and Lives, 110,
A Godly Legacy, 112,
Obeying God, 114,
Faith of the Founders, 116,
The Goal from the Start, 118,
A Call to Battle, 120,
Words That Bless, 122,
A Frugal Government, 124,
Glorious and Pure Morality, 126,
No Ordinary Claims, 128,
The Soul of America, 130,
Spiritual Warfare, 132,
Jesus, Messiah and King, 134,
Bible or Bayonet?, 136,
America's Fighting Preachers, 138,
America's Bedrock, 140,
Spreading the Gospel, 142,
Would You Die?, 144,
Revival in America, 146,
A War Hero without a Gun, 148,
Son of Man and Son of God, 150,
Serving in the Church, 152,
"God of Our Fathers", 154,
The Bible's Influence, 156,
The Cornerstone of American Society, 158,
The Power of God, 160,
"Duty, Honor, Country", 162,
The Jewish State, 1948, 164,
Genuinely Good Works, 166,
God's Bigger Shovel, 168,
Lighting the World, 170,
A Day of Fasting, 172,
God's Laws for God's Creatures, 174,
Sunday School, 176,
Wisdom and Instruction for Life, 178,
God's Providence, 180,
Circuit Riders and Farmer-Preachers, 182,
Words for a College Graduate, 184,
The Key to Survival, 186,
God's Light, 188,
A D-Day Prayer, 190,
America on Its Knees, 192,
"The Battle Hymn of the Republic", 194,
Photo Credits, 196,
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My husband received this devotional from our son for Christmas, a companion to the Patriot's Bible. it is an amazing study, not only historically but also spiritually! It brings you back to the principles on which our great country was founded. It shows us how far we have fallen in taking God out of our society. I gives us biblical principles to live by. A great record of the faith of our founding fathers.
God's Promises for the American Patriot - By Richard Lee, Jack Countryman is an impressive, illustrated pocket sized book of patriotic devotionals. This book contains short stories, anecdotes and historical information about well known historical figures such as George Washington Carver, as well as Abraham Lincoln. Contemporary American heros such as Gen Patton and President Reagan are to be found as well. Devotionals covering historical documents such as the declaration of Independance and the Gettysburg Address are also contained in the pages of this book. Furthermore, this is not only a quaint book of American quotes and trivia, but an inspriting book on American history and the role of faith in this country. It can not be denied by athiests or humanists that this nation was founded on the Christian faith as taught in the bible. Our inventors, and historical figures based their lives on the words of the bible. In contrast to today's world, where ambition and materialism are the basis of our consumeritic and selfish culture, faith took a large role in the history of our nation, from the greatest of politicians and generals to inventors, and families. As a blogger for booksneeze I recieved this book from Thomas Nelson publishers for the purpose of writing this review.
God's Promises for the American Patriot by Richard Lee and Jack Countryman A new wave of American patriots and their fervor for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are reminiscent to that of over 200 years ago. In response, God's Promises® for the American Patriot combines historical facts about our forefathers with promises from God's Word, giving a powerful look at the importance of Biblical values and how they affect the fabric of our constitution. Noah Webster's An American Dictionary defines patriotism as Love of one's country in defending and protecting its rights and the modern Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines patriotism as Love for or devotion to one's country. This book of promises seeks to show that true patriotism is not just an emotional feeling; it is action by introducing people who believed in our country and the examples their lives provided. This book sends the reader on a journey to understand what God has done for America and where we are as a nation. The reader will enjoy the stories of heroes, past and present, who have devoted their lives to establishing and shaping America on the promises of God. It is inspiring and educational and is sure to fuel the passion of many Christian patriots across the globe and to spur further research. I enjoyed reading about how men and women of character and intregity depended on biblical values and its message, using scriptures to connect love of God and Country. Great to give as a gift and is available in Deluxe Leather Edition and Soft Cover. I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson as part of their Booksneeze blogger program.
This is a lovely, high quality gift book by Richard Lee (author of the God's Promises series) and Jack Countryman (author of The American Patriot's Bible). Quotes and stories from great Americans of our past are shared along with verses from the Bible. Through this book we are reminded of the importance of Biblical values and how they influenced the framework of our county and of our constitution. What a perfect combination-- American's story and God's Word! God's Promises for the American Patriot could be used as a devotional, but it is so much more. It's a combination of education and inspiration. I enjoyed it as a lover of history and of our Christian heritage. I also plan to use it later alongside our homeschooling curriculum. Very clear, small pictures of the people whose quotes and stories are also included. God bless you as you read this! And may God bless America! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
God's Promises for the American Patriot - Deluxe Edition by Dr. Richard G. Lee and Jack Countryman, published by Thomas Nelson God's Promises has got to be THE most beautiful book that I have seen in a very long time. For more than 200 years God's promises have led our country - but it does not seem as if the people today are letting him. The government has taken God out of almost everything and I believe that is one of the main reasons that America is failing our people. This book is full of great patriot stories from Martin Luther King Jr, Dwight D Eisenhower, Daniel Webster and many many more. As with each story, there are also great scriptures to go along with each one. Every AMERICAN needs to read this book and get back to the roots of what God and America together MEANS!!
Several of the books on the available list on Booksneeze this week were inspirational based books and I kind of just quickly skimmed the list and picked "God's Promises for the American Patriot" based on just the little blurb that was featured on the site. I should have paid more attention to it because I was expecting an actual book to read but it is more like a gift book.something you could read now and then for some inspiration. "God's Promises" highlights the fact that Christian principles and morals were integral to the shaping and forming of the foundations of this country. The book highlights stores about some of the patriots and heroes in American history and how they have relied on the Bible to guide and direct them. We cannot say that all of the 'founding fathers' were Christians, but we can say that they did think from a biblical perspective. This book would be appropriate for people interested in history, biblical stories, and how Christianity played a role in the history of America. The book itself is bound in a thick cover of letter; the pages are shiny and thicker like those of a school yearbook. It would make a great addition to someone's coffee table collection or one that would be displayed on a bookshelf near a Bible. I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
I was really nervous about reading the book "God's Promises for the American Patriot" by Dr. Richard G. Lee and Jack Countryman. Anytime I hear about books on God and America it usually means a misapplication of 2 Chronicles 7:14. "If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land." And sure enough the first thing I see when I open the book is 2 Chronicles 7:14. I was tempted to close it right then, but I decided against it. As I looked at the format of the book I was actually relieved. It is almost broken up into a daily devotional. Most of the time there are is a prayer or American document on the left side and Scripture on the right. While some of the Scripture doesn't really go well with the prayers or documents in my opinion I find most of them useful. I also must admit to really liking the binding on this book. It is a smaller book, but it has a nice thick and soft binding. It just feels nice to hold in your hand. I believe my favorite quote from the book was from Calvin Coolidge the 30th President. "The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country." Even though a few Scriptures are taken out of context this book does a nice job of reminding us of those foundations.
God's Promises for the American Patriot by Dr. Richard G. Lee and Jack Countryman is a little devotional style book. If focuses on quotes from people in American history. It largely focuses on presidents and founding fathers. There are many interesting quotes and historical facts in this book. Accompanying most of the quotes are bible verses that focus on biblical promises. Unfortunately, not all of the people quoted were Christians. Just because a historical figure mentions a creator or god, doesn't mean that they are talking about the God of the bible. Dr Benjamin Rush for instance was a universalist. Also, I personally have a problem with promises from the bible being pulled out of context. I can't recommend this book. If you happen to be a universalist or deist, you may enjoy this book. It has a nice sturdy binding, an attractive cover, and has a sharp layout. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
God's Promises for the American Patriot is a great gift book for the person in your life who loves history or is interested in the founding of our country. There are short two page chapters that address a topic related to patriotism. The book is not limited to the founding fathers, but also highlights others who more recently have been vocal about their love of country and love of God. I think it is the perfect father's day gift and would be a great book to have on the coffee table. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
My dad is a US Veteran and naturally a huge American patriot, so when I saw this book I knew I had to get it for him. I am so glad I did. This is a great book full of true American history and promises from God's word to back it up. The cover is displays an American flag and feels cushioned. The pages are glossy and thick. This is a small gift book and just the right size for carry in your purse, backpack, my dad carries it in his glove box and reads it on his breaks. He is finding it is a great tool for introducing the gospel. God's Promises for the American Patriot drives home the unmistakable fact that this country was founded on Christian principles and because of this God has blessed this nation. I am homeschooled and already asked my mom if we can use God's Promises for the American Patriot as a supplement to our history curriculum.of course she said yes! I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves God & Country. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
God's Promises for the American Patriot by Richard Lee and Jack Countryman is an excellent book that presents the historical events of our country and forefathers combined with Biblical scripture support for the ideas presented. The book could be used as a devotional as the chapters are fairly short and each is accompanied by several Bible verses that relate to the facts being presented. A total of ninety-seven historical events and figures are profiled in the book. The individual leaders include presidents and politicians, scientists, patriots, colonists, Supreme Court justice, business men and women, scholars, a hymn writer and a philanthropist. All of whom have contributed to the shaping and development of America. This book is an excellent presentation of how the Bible has been a foundation of our country from the start and would be a recommended read for anyone that has a passion for the history of our great country. It would also serve as a reminder to anyone in our government today of the principles this country was founded on! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
God's Promises for the American Patriot is a devotional book designed for those who wish to dig deeper into how this country was shaped by Scripture. Pulling from historical records of many famous Americans it offers a candid look into the lives of such historical figures as Franklin and Washington but not just the founders, it includes scientist, authors and business people all of them shaped in some way by scripture. An encouragement throughout this book would be a great gift for some one who loves the rich history of our country or it could serve well as a conversation starter on a coffee table. Neither the historical nor the biblical aspects of this piece are overdone. I would and will recommend this book to a few of my family members. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson as part of the BookSneeze program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Truths expressed in the Bible have guided many of our greatest Presidents. John Quincy Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Ronald Regan, Benjamin Harrison, and Harry S. Truman gave testament to the importance of the Bible for them and for our country. One of my favorite sections of this book is the series of quotes from these men. The book features historical events and documents important in American history coupled with appropriate Bible verses. I believe that anyone reading the two together will realize how the Bible formed the foundation of our country and guided the actions of many people. From the Declaration of Independence to the move westward, the Bible traveled with the people giving them courage and inspiration. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a passions for America. I believe it would make an excellent devotional, or a book for discussion in a small group setting. I review this book as part of the Thomas Nelson BookSneeze Program.