100 Bible Verses That Made America: Defining Moments That Shaped Our Enduring Foundation of Faith
Esteemed author Robert J. Morgan explores 100 Bible verses that powerfully impacted our leaders during defining moments in American history and reflects upon what these verses mean for us as a nation today.
The Bible has played a starring role in American history from our nation's beginnings. When George Washington was sworn into office as our first president, he did not place his hand on the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States, as hallowed as those documents are. Instead, he swore upon and even kissed the Bible to sanctify this important moment. The Bible, Washington knew, had ushered American history to this point.
Trying to explain American history without its Bible is like trying to understand the human body without its bloodstream. Had there been no Bible, there would be no America as we know it. It is the Bible that made America.
While not every Founding Father was a Christian, a Bible-believer, or a paragon of virtue and not every leader has honored the Bible nor appreciated its influence, there is an undeniable history of leaders who've been intimately acquainted with the contents of the Bible, who've studied its scriptures and respected its teachings. Journey with Robert J. Morgan as he teaches about the Bible's role in the defining moments and impact on the people of our nation's history, reminding us of the beauty at the intersection of faith and country and reigniting our hearts' passions for both.
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About the Author
Robert J. Morgan is a writer and speaker who serves as the teaching pastor at The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville. He is the author of The Red Sea Rules, The Strength You Need, Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation, Then Sings My Soul, and many other titles, with more than 4.5 million copies in circulation. He is available to speak at conferences and conventions. He and his wife, Katrina, have three daughters and sixteen grandchildren. Contact him at www.robertjmorgan.com.
'The spiritual history of America lives in the latest book by my friend Robert J. Morgan: 100 Bible Verses That Made America. I am so grateful for this inspiring and exciting description of great Americans and their faith and the principles that make our nation great.' --Dr. Jack Graham, pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas
'Robert J. Morgan sets out with undeniable clarity the reliance on Scripture by many of our most important government leaders throughout history. It is irrefutable that the structural foundation and underpinnings of our great country are in large part rooted in the Word of God. I encourage you to be involved in the political process and to study this book.' --William L. Waller Jr., Chief Justice of Mississippi, BG (R) MSARNG
'Rob Morgan is a student of the Bible. He is also a student of American history. 100 Bible Verses That Made America explores the crossroads of faith and our nation's freedoms, of Scripture and one nation's statehood.' --Mark Lowry, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter
'Rob Morgan is a pastor with a heart for people to know God. 100 Bible Verses That Made America is a great reminder of our heritage of faith. If we forget our history, we are adrift. We are all indebted to Rob for directing us toward God's involvement with our national destiny. I highly recommend this book for all who wonder if God is still at work in the earth.' --Allen Jackson, pastor, World Outreach Church, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
'I love the simple but powerful way Robert J. Morgan connects us to our nation's past. His simple layout allows me to memorize these verses and appreciate their significance. These one hundred Bible promises are God-breathed. The one hundred stories are God-blessed.' --Greg Vaughn, Grace Ministries founder and president
'For years debate has raged over a simple question: Was America founded as a Christian nation? That discussion brings emotions to the surface from all sides of the political spectrum. The very fact that good and evil coexist in our Western culture makes it impossible to provide a clear and crisp answer. But one thing is for sure: Christianity and the ideas of the Enlightenment merged on the shores of a young America. The wisdom of the Bible leaked into the culture of the New World and created a conscience, individually and collectively, that is evident to this day. Rob Morgan persuasively captures this theme most effectively in 100 Bible Verses That Made America. Reflect on it. Share it with your children and your children's children.' --Edward M. Smith, PhD, president, Williamson College
'Within the pages of this book, Rob Morgan shows you how--from George Washington's inauguration to the National Prayer Breakfast--the Scriptures have played a major role in the life of America and its leaders. The stories recounted here will reveal the foundation of America's beginnings, stir a deeper love for the Bible, and increase your faith. May this book be a catalyst to once again bring an awakening to the hearts of our nation.' --Daniel Floyd, founding and senior pastor, Lifepoint Church, Fredericksburg, Virginia
'I must confess, I cried off and on all the way through the reading of this book. The stories of sacrifice and faithfulness of regular human beings who used the Word of God as their compass brought me to my knees. No doubt, if we today would use the same guiding tool, God might 'forgive our sins and heal our land.' 'Robert J. Morgan, a master storyteller, has done the hard work of finding true stories and breathing life into them so we may be challenged to walk boldly in the twenty-first century. I accept the challenge and will be using this book as a daily devotional. This book bolsters my courage to stand strong for the cause of Christ.' --Kay DeKalb Smith, singer, speaker, humorist
'Rob is one of the most gifted storytellers of our time. In 100 Bible Verses That Made America, he uses his knack for story to trace the staples of Scripture in structuring and sturdying our nation, past and present--how the Bible is the foundation of America's plight to provide liberty and justice for all. Bravo, Rob!' --Andrew Greer, singer-songwriter and cohost of Dinner Conversations with Mark Lowry and Andrew Greer
'What an incredible book. Rob Morgan masterfully demonstrates how the God of history is the same today and tomorrow. He skillfully integrates the truth about American history through story, scripture, theology, and an extraordinarily well-written narrative. His exceptional skill to 'tell the story' transforms this book into a compelling, enriching, encouraging, and insightful historical document that is both devotional and inspirational. This is a must-read for any person interested in a serious, honest study of the relationship between the Bible, Judeo-Christian principles, and American history.' --Dr. Vernon M. Whaley, dean, School of Music, Liberty University
'The US has been built on the Bible since the pilgrims crossed the Atlantic. Throughout history the scriptures have inspired us to ingenuity, comforted us in trials, and given us a template to care well for one another. In 100 Bible Verses That Made America, you'll be encouraged to learn afresh how the foundation of our country--and of your life--is grounded on the solid rock of Scripture.' --Gregg Matte, pastor, First Baptist Church, Houston, Texas
'America needs this book to point us to the Book! I've always loved biographies and history. Throw in the Gospels, and I'm caught hook, line, and sinker. Americans have long been told the United States and its educational system were founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Robert J. Morgan shares proof of this in a compelling, documented manner. Oh, how we need to return to our biblical foundations. I love this book!' --Dr. Lyn Cook, co-owner, Cooks Pest Control, and author, Employee Number 2