God’s Promises for the American Patriot, by Richard Lee and Jack Countryman, is a reminder that not only was America founded upon, but is infused with, Christian principles. Chapter after chapter presents examples of Christian leadership in the founding of our country, as well as it’s continuance throughout it’s history.
Lee and Countryman have provided a look at how great an impact the Word of God has had on America as a nation. The view is provided through the lens of a compilation of histories of individual leaders, along with impacting ideas, documents, people groups, organizations, and even physical structures. 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.
Each historical reference describes how each person or circumstance mirrors the importance of our nation as a whole following the God of the Bible in the success and longevity of America as a nation. This central theme, of giving reverence and credit to God as the force behind America’s beginnings, development and achievements, flows consistently throughout the book. The inclusion of relevant Biblical Scripture verses, capping off most chapters, make for a wonderful educational devotional book focusing on American patriotism.
I expected this read to be just another devotional book. I was wrong. It is so very much more. The historical education provided through each concise chapter is a welcome read. I enjoyed not only the entertaining history lessons, but the tidbits of information gleaned from all the research that must have gone into the writing of this book. All revealing a central faith in God, the God of the Bible, upon Whom our country is built.
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