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Rediscovering God in America

Publisher: Thomas Nelson • 2012 • 118 pages

The secular Left’s relentless effort to drive God out of America’s public square is not only destructive -it is deeply dishonest. All it takes to see just how important religion was to our nation’s Founders -and to generations of their successors -is to take a stroll around Washington, DC. That’s exactly what former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich does in “Rediscovering God in America: Reflections on the Role of Faith in Our Nation’s History and Future.” This “Walking Tour” of the significant monuments, memorials, artifacts and documents in our nation’s capital serves as a rebuttal to those who seek to write God out of American history. Step by step, you will see the concrete case for defending the place that America has always acknowledged for the Creator in our public life.

Gingrich’s first stop is to the National Archives, where the immortal words from the Declaration of Independence that we “are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights,” proclaim the simple truth that from day one in our country’s history, the Author of freedom was not the state nor even the Founding Fathers. He then proceeds to the Washington Monument, the Jefferson and Lincoln memorials, the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the White House, Arlington National Cemetery and other sites -each bearing witness in its own way to the centrality of God in the hearts and minds of our forefathers.

“Innovative, even brilliant”—Publishers Weekly

“Mr. Gingrich here introduces the great symbols and shrines of American democracy and explains them to willing students. … At each stop, his explanatory words are to the point. … All in all a sophisticated but readable primer. Rediscovering God in America is a small book with a big message. It is informative without being pedantic. It should be pondered in homes and schools throughout the land. And in every study where the scribblers scribble.”— Washington Times

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