"When the odds were stacked against us, and there have been many times when the great experiment we call America could have and should have failed, did God intervene to save us?"
That question, posed by authors Chris and Ted Stewart, is the foundation for this remarkable book. And the examples they cite provide compelling evidence that the hand of Providence has indeed preserved the United States of America on multiple occasions. Skillfully weaving story vignettes with historical explanations, they examine seven instances that illustrate God's protecting care. Never, at any of these critical junctures, was a positive outcome certain or even likely. Yet America prevailed. Why?
"No man is perfect," write the authors. "And neither is any nation. Yet, despite our weakness, we are still, as Abraham Lincoln said, the best nation ever given to man. Despite our faults, this nation is still the last, best hope of earth." In short, God still cares what happens here. This reassuring message is a bright light in a world that longs for such hope.
|Publisher:||Shadow Mountain Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||16 Years|
About the Author
Chris Stewart is a bestselling author who has published more than a dozen books, has been selected by the Book of the Month Club, and has released titles in multiple languages in seven countries. He has also been a guest editorialist for the Detroit News, among other publications, commenting on matters of military readiness and national security concerns. He is a world-record-setting Air Force pilot (fastest nonstop flight around the world) and president and CEO of The Shipley Group, a nationally recognized consulting and training company. Ted Stewart was appointed as a United States District Court Judge in 1999 by President Bill Clinton. Prior to that he served as chief of staff to Governor Michael O. Leavitt, as executive director of the State Department of Natural Resources, as a member and chairman of the Public Service Commission, and as chief of staff to Congressman Jim Hansen. He has been a visiting professor at two state universities, teaching courses in law and public policy.
Read an Excerpt
What is it about this nation that would justify His intervention in the ways that have been presented in this book? Could it be that America represents something important to God? Though it's daunting to attempt to answer such questions, may we suggest two plausible explanations: First, America is the wellspring of liberty and freedom on this earth. Second, it has been the repository of--and an example of--certain virtues that, if emulated, would bring more happiness, prosperity, and well-being to all.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Miracle of Christopher Columbus and the Discovery of the New World Chapter 2: The Miracle at Jamestown Chapter 3: The Miracle of a Summer Fog Chapter 4: The Miracle of Our Constitution Chapter 5: The Miracle of Abraham Lincoln and the Battle of Gettysburg Chapter 6: The Miracle at Midway Chapter 7: The Miracle of a Fraction of an Inch Chapter 8: Why America Matters