“Webster’s 1828 Dictionary contains the foundation of America’s heritage and principal beliefs. It is contemporary with the American Constitution.
It is an excellent reference for classical literature, Bible studies, history papers, and the ground work of explanation and reasoning for America’s national documents. Christian readers will find it rewarding to compare Webster’s definitions of such words as: marriage, education, sin, law, faith, and prayer, with those given in any modern dictionary. The difference gives an appreciation of early American values.”
“… Bacon’s History highlights the glories and triumphs of Christianity’s development in the United States. In particular, he focuses on how all kinds of Christians from many different countries have met and come together in America. He looks forward to a future in which these Christians can live united in faith. While some critique Bacon’s History for its perhaps excessive patriotism, others appreciate Bacon’s ecumenical vision. In any case, the book stands in a rather unique place in American history. By virtue of this, it tells the story of American Christianity in a way particularly refreshing for an American era characterized by the political polarization of the church.”
Kathleen O’Bannon CCEL.org
History of American Christianity – PDF copy
The Light and The Glory, by Peter Marshall and David Manuel
“Did Columbus believe that God called him west to undiscovered lands? Does American democracy owe its inception to the handful of Pilgrims that settled at Plymouth? If, indeed, there was a specific, divine call upon this nation, is it still valid today? Was this continent the stage for a new act in the drama of redemption? The Light and the Glory answers these questions and many more for anyone interested in the founding of the great experiment called America, visiting American history from Christopher Columbus through George Washington’s presidency. As we look at our nation’s history from God’s point of view, we begin to have an idea of how much we owe a very few — and how much is still at stake. — The Light and the Glory is the perfect handbook to our nation’s beginnings — and its future.
Sequel: In From Sea to Shining Sea history buffs are transported back to the post-revolutionary era to discover how God intervened on behalf of a struggling nation. This fast-paced, absorbing narrative and sequel to the bestselling The Light and the Glory covers that fragile time in America’s history from 1787 to 1837 when a newborn nation faced challenges and overcame her growing pains by clinging to her Christian heritage.” [Amazon.com]