In what now seems to be the ancient past, many of the early Europeans who risked their lives to settle the lands of the Americas were dependent on God and openly thankful for His blessings. The celebration of a day or season of Thanksgiving was a religious observance accompanied by worship, prayer, a hearty meal and a community attitude of thankfulness. In modern times the day or season of Thanksgiving that started in the colonies as a religious observance has transitioned over time to a primarily secular long weekend spent with family and friends while over-eating, watching football and shopping like crazy.
This book traces the history of how the celebration of Thanksgiving in the United States of America has changed from the time of the Pilgrims in 1621 to the Presidency of Barack Hussein Obama in 2012.
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An excellent devotional book for personal or family use during the week of Thanksgiving … part devotional on offering thanksgiving to God … part American history lesson on how the observance of Thanksgiving Day has changed from its earliest Pilgrim observance to the 21st century. I found a number of well documented surprises in Jim’s historical accounts. Also, the appendices offer a wealth of additional references and Thanksgiving declarations made through the last four centuries by American statesman and governors. Highly recommend!