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. One of my favorite chapters was “The Bible and American Presidents.” This chapter presented quotes from prominent Presidents about their opinions of the Bible and its place in our society. My favorite quote was from Ronald Reagan who said, “Inside the Bible’s pages lie all the answers to all of the problems man has ever known…The Bible can touch our hearts, order our minds, and refresh our souls.” Another chapter, “Circuit Riders and Farmer-Preachers,” told the story of how Methodists and Baptists kept up with America’s move west in the late 1700s by having preachers go where the people went.
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!
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