by Jerry Newcombe
The Book that Made America: How the Bible Formed Our Nation comprehensively documents, with joy, Americaís deep roots in the Bible of the Christian faith. From our first civil compacts and the New England Primer textbook, to the declaration of every state constitution and the declaration of the United States Supreme Courtís Trinity decision of 1892, America cries out that its traditions have resulted from an abiding faith in the God of the Holy Bible. Accomplished historian, broadcast producer, and author Dr. Jerry Newcombe demonstrates the unmatched contributions of our Christian heritage to American liberty and prosperity. Likewise, Dr. Newcombe candidly and sensitively treats the very real issues of slavery and treatment of the American Indian. With its extensive documentation, The Book that Made America will soon become the standard bulwark defense of the much maligned but thoroughly true contention that America and its blessings result directly from the centrality of the Bible in our history.
Dr. Newcombe has published twenty one books, including fourteen with well-known pastor Dr. D. James Kennedy. Jerry Newcombe, D.Min., of Coral Ridge Ministries is a professional communicator whose research and media productions have been seen by millions. He has helped shape the media output of one of the most influential U.S. Protestant churches in the twentieth century.
A Letter from Dr. Charles Hull Wolfe
President, Plymouth Rock Foundation
Dear Christian Friend,
Recently President Barak Obama, while on a trip abroad and without giving the matter sufficient thought, casually declared that the United States is not a Christian nation. If the President had been a little more analytical, and especially if heíd read the remarkable new book you now hold in your hands, in all probability he would never have made such a statement. For page after page, from the beginning to the end, The Book that Made America by the gifted and scholarly Dr. Jerry Newcombe tells us America was born a Christian nation and has been one ever since.
This book begins by exploring Americaís Christian roots with the Bible as the countryís basic textbook, the Bibleís law and covenant illustrated in the lives of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact, becoming our guide to individual self-government, structured constitutionalism, and a free market. If you turn all the way back to this bookís Appendix, what do you discover? The United States Supreme Court made it official: America Is a Christian Nation!
No matter what books you now own about our Christian history, I encourage you to get this one! Ė for an adult Sunday School or Teen Sunday School, for your pastor, or simply for your own edification. Become a more knowledgeable Christian citizen! After you learn about the significance of the Pilgrims, come visit their home in Plymouth. ó CHW