Book Recommendations

American Gospel
by Jon Meacham
This refreshing account of the spiritual foundation of America in its early days brings historical authority and a sense of hope to the issues of religion and politics. This Pulitzer Prize-winning author makes it compellingly clear that the nation’s best chance of summoning what Lincoln called “the better angels of our nature” lies in recovering the spirit and sense of the Founding Fathers. Recommended by Pastor Steven Grant.

The Faith of Mike Pence
by Leslie Montgomery
The most fascinating aspect of our nation’s second in command, Vice President Mike Pence, may be his deep faith. With details about his spiritual journey, exclusive interviews and insightful commentary from friends, family, and colleagues, this book offers an intimate look at the man who calls himself “a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order.”

The Founders’ Key
by Larry P. Arnn
Dr. Arnn, president of Hillsdale College and speaker from Season 15 of the Bonita Christian Forum, reveals the integral unity of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. These pillars upon which the liberties and rights of the American people stand have guided history’s first self-governing nation and formed our government under certain universal and eternal principles. Recommended by Pastor Steven Grant.

If You Can Keep It
by Eric Metaxas
This New York Times bestselling author delivers a thrilling review of America’s uniqueness and a chilling reminder that its greatness will continue only when we embrace our own crucial role in living out what the Founders entrusted to us. He explains that America is not a nation bounded by ethnic identity or geography, but rather by the radical idea of liberty and freedom for all.

Last Call for Liberty
by Os Guinness
Will conflicts, hostility, and incivility tear America apart? This penetrating critique of American democracy argues that we face a fundamental crisis as America’s genius for freedom has become her Achilles’ heel. Discover a stirring vision for faithful citizenship and renewed responsibility in this call for a national conversation on the nature of freedom.

Praying for America
by Dr. Robert Jeffress
Our country has a long history of turning to God in times of division and disaster. Pastor Jeffress believes it should be no different today. Each of the 40 chapters includes an inspiring story demonstrating the power of faith in the life of our nation, a prayer, and relevant Scripture to encourage us as we pray
for our country.

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