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  1. Tom
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Should NEVER go out of print
    August 24, 2020
    Tom
    Read this book this year (Spring of 2020) I state the timeframe to put it in context of our world and our nation. BLM, George Floyd, COVID, Government overreach, ANTIFA, and the year of a Presidential Election. Epic times we lives in and what an appropriate book to remind me and educate me of our foundation. It was such a blessing to see the strength and courage of our founders and the boldness of the pastors then. The body of Christ then totally had much to sacrifice and much to gain.

    I love how the writers led us through the history showing the "ups" and "downs" of the people (including Columbus) and the culture. In a time when Columbus and our founders have been vilified, it was refreshing to read about their accomplishments and failures showing that they is a fallen men, just like us all in need of a savior.

    I echo previous reviewers that this book NEEDS to be on every American's reading list and should be read by every high schooler.

    I'd rather have read this then Brave New World in high school.
  2. Tre
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Foundational Book
    June 23, 2015
    Tre
    Quality: 5
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    Given the other good reviews, I will not belabor the point. However, let me just say briefly that this book is inspired and truly outstanding. It should be on the reading list of ALL Americans. We must have an understanding of our true Biblical roots to understand who and what we are as a nation. This has been largely forgotten in this generation and we need to (re)learn it. Our system of government simply does not work without self-governance of the individual; and self-governance is not possible without God. The Bible tells us that without a vision the people perish. This book reminds us of the vision of our nation: one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
  3. Somber Repose
    Havertown, PA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    City Set on a Hill
    September 8, 2013
    Somber Repose
    Havertown, PA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Great book tells a truly epic story of essential history of the United States. How can anyone understand who and what America is without grasping the material in this book? We owe the authors a deep debt of gratitude for pulling this information together which effectively tells the story of the American people.

    In handing out credit to mankind it is hard not to lead out the list with Columbus' discovery of the new continent. I was honestly sitting on the edge of my seat during the recounting of this story. I had no idea of the vision Columbus had and was ignorant of the details of 3 chapters. Now I know.

    Jamestown is of course not thought much of these days and now I know why. What a depressing story with precious little light and grace, though there was some, which came in the form of the young Pocahontas. The authors beautifully put the story together because without the darkness of Jamestown how would we realize the light and grace of Plymouth?

    I was expecting to understand, from reading this book, a tracing of how God was working in America during those early years, but what I wasn't expecting was an explanation of freedom, morality and the establishment of political thought through the gospel of Jesus Christ. I was a political science major in college but had no idea how political thought developed into our republic. This book gives me that understanding.

    Adding to the list of most influential Americans we read of William Bradford, Jonathan Winthrop and Thomas Hooker and learn that the trajectory of our nation was established in the first 20 years after the Pilgrims landed. As we experience with the Christian life, early Americans struggled to stay the course of their purpose and calling, to be a "city set upon a hill".

    Then, almost as expected, something was needed to bring us back on track; enter George Whitefield. Through almost 4 decades of amazing work by the Spirit of God to bring America back on track God is doing an equally amazing work of unifying their disparate condition. How could the slave south ever have anything in common with the free north? Enter again the gospel of Jesus Christ that creates a unity of purpose and mind.

    Finally, with a truly fitting conclusion to the story, the tale ends with the commencement of a nation and the unifying work of George Washington. As the Holy Bible is entirely a work of the Holy Spirit in authorship so was also the unifying of the nation in which George Washington plays a central part. More than anyone else it was he who points, over and over again, to the providence of God in this final chapter of the birth of the nation and challenges us to stay the course of faithfulness or reap the consequences of judgment.
  4. Gerald Bursiel
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    September 7, 2010
    Gerald Bursiel
    The Light and the Glory is first rate reading. I think that the text reveals so much about human triumps and failures. I love American history and this is really good. I can almost see in my mind the people described on the pages so vividly. Praise to our Great Heavenly Father for his guiding hand on our nation early birth.
  5. L. Wallo
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 11, 2010
    L. Wallo
    Excellant book. Thank you to the authors for printing and telling the truth of how this great country was founded and why! I reccomend this book to anyone. I purchased the next two books in the series and will be reading them soon.
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