I can see that the end is worth more than all the means. On the other hand, I have learned a lot from reading this book. It's hard to see some of the blessings that are declared from God when so many people end up dead. In our pluralistic world, when textbooks are being rewritten in ways that obscure the JudeoChristian 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. To me it seemed a little too biased at certain points I feel bad saying it , but it definitely was refreshing to read a book that acknowledges and reveals God's hand in our history. The book was about the discovery of the new world and the early events of it. If David Barton had a patron saint, it would be the late Peter Marshall.
I want to know where Marshall and Manuel are getting this very special insight into the mind of God. Book Summary: The title of this book is The Light and the Glory for Children and it was written by , ,. Northern Puritans and patriots are praised as heroes. They have made a strong effort to let the men and women of history tell their story. I have to agree with the 1-star reviewers that the authors interpret things arbitrarily. I don't subscribe to the 'Christian Nation' thesis, but I like to understand other people's points of view, which made this book worthwhile for me. Marshall and Manuel ignore the existence of Virginia once the colony is established and thriving - apparently there is no way to fit this into their thesis.
This book was hard for me to get through in the beginning chapters, but once through them, it came alive for me. The only place where he can safely flaunt his power openly is where men do not know that he is a defeated foe- or where faith in Christ has grown dim. Listening to it in audio format this time around was much easier and helped me to catch a lot of the things I missed the first time around. The Light and The Glory began with the early European discoverers of America: Christopher Columbus, the Franciscan friars, Walter Raleigh, Sir Frances Drake, Robert Hunt, and John Smith. Marshall and Manuel do it.
Like the adult book of the same title, The Light and the Glory for Children examines evidence for America's Christian roots. The Light and the Glory was on the list, and I chose it because it seemed to be the easiest to read. This is our text book this year, companioned with the activity book. With hindsight and a graduate school education in Colonial and Revolutionary America, and aged much more than 17 as I was at the time, I'm much less impressed. I learned the history of our nation from the Christian true! As readers look at their nation's history from God's point of view, they will begin to have an idea of how much we owe to a very few--and how much is still at stake.
I really enjoyed this book. I have often felt the beliefs of the Founding Fathers are contemporaneous with my beliefs. On the contrary, it was very informative and exciting. There may be a sentence or two, but I would like a bit more of this history. They examine their hypothesis warts and all; this is not a hagiography. However, the authors made it a point to show how God's hand was in the forming of our country, and how the foundations of our country were built on morals and ethics. I'm not saying they weren't good righteous Christian people.
When we forget where we came from and who we were, we are lost. He wasn't a bad man he was just lost in the world, and this book explains it. Each chapter opens with an entertaining chat about where their research was or was not taking them. Unfortunately, history is not the sum total of quotes. I'm aware that in adding more historical figures into the book it would create more pages, but women were apart of the founding of America and its history too. I picked it up once a week and it felt like a chore. The snippets of different events of history were told in a story-book fashion, not dry like a textbook.
Like , this book draws heavily from primary sources eyewitness accounts, letters and journals, not just other histories , in this case to argue for divine participation in the discovery and development of America. If you think that a book based on that thesis sounds unreadable, you should certainly avoid this. I am pleased with this purchase. I read the first three chapters of this book and decided I would like to know more about the authors Peter Marshall and David Manuel. The authors offer 'proof' of their thesis, which is that Columbus, the Pilgrims, and the Puritans all believed that they were called by God, therefore it must be true. The thing that has gotten me thinking most of all, is the declaration that America is God's new Israel. I learned the history of our nation from the Christian true! But none of this appears in The Light and the Glory, because it is less a book about Christians in U.
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. I started reading this with my son and I think it is very good for children. Equally, the faith that strengthened the people for these challenges is presented as inspiration for tomorrow's citizens and leaders. I must warn you that it is heavy reading. The extensive quotes from various Pilgrim and Puritan leaders effectively paint the Puritans not as saints or as bigots, but as human beings trying and sometimes failing to create a more perfect society. As readers look at their nation's history from God's point of view, they will begin to have an idea of how much we owe to a very few--and how much is still at stake.
There could be no better way to raise responsible citizens than to have them investigate our Christian heritage through this book. If David Barton had a patron saint, it would be the late Peter Marshall. Children love it, but best of all, it tells history accurately while filling in the gaps that a secular education edits out. We like to keep things fresh. There are Excellent book covering the creation of America from Columbus setting out through Washington's presidency. Historicism views history through a lens of a priori preconceived rules. The authors pointed out many times in American history when such obedience or waywardness had similar results for the first explorers, colonists, missionaries, and patriots.
I'm not saying that the Pilgrims and the Puritans didn't believe this. I really appreciated this book and consider it one of the best books I've read on American history for the period 1492-1793. Yes, the United States government was constructed in a civilizational context deeply influenced by Christianity. What happened as the generations that followed the Puritans moved west and settled new lands? They are from the same mold of historical eisegesis. This book covered a lot about the various missionaries to the Native Americans, and some of these stories were heart-wrenching in their description of man's struggle against the elements, and torture and killing at the hands of some of these tribes.