Sounding Forth the Trumpet is the third book in the "Discovering God's Plan for America" series adapted from Peter Marshalls & David Manuel's adult work. Designed for Ages 9-12, this volume explains the American past through the lens of the providential-history approach, showing of God intervened over and over again in history just to create a place where His followers could worship. This book covers the continuing debates in congress over slavery, John Quincy Adams and Polk, war with Mexico, the Gold Rush, the Underground Railroad, the Dred Scott decision, Fulton Street Meetings, Dwight L. Moody, John Brown, and the election of Abraham Lincoln. 222 pages, softcover. Ages 9-12. Study guide with questions and answers included.
From the very beginning it would seem that God had a plan for America. From its discovery by Europeans to its settlement, from the Revolution to Manifest Destiny, from the stirrings of civil unrest to civil war, America was on a path. In our pluralistic world, when textbooks are being rewritten in ways that obscure the Judeo-Christian beginnings of our country, the books in the Discovering God's Plan for America series help ground young readers in a distinctly evangelical way of understanding early American history.
As young readers look at their nation's development from God's point of view, they will begin to have a clearer idea of how much we owe to a very few--and how much is still at stake. These engaging books bring history alive in a way that will inspire young people to do their important part in shaping this nation into the future.
Peter Marshall (1940-2010), a graduate of Yale University and Princeton Theological Seminary, was a nationally recognized speaker on Christian growth and maturity and on America's Christian heritage.
David Manuel is the author or coauthor of several books, including Like a Mighty River and The Jesus Factor. He is a graduate of Yale University and lives in Massachusetts.
Anna Wilson Fishel trained in law and was involved in government work. She is a published adapter and author of books for children and young adults.
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