Seeing Americans come together in prayer makes us aware of our unifying foundation of faith. But few of us realize how the prayers of our forefathers helped build American democracy and unify our nation.
The author returned to the original writings of the people who were there, to learn how and why our country began. She engages us in a delightful way in the immediacy of the personal stories that have become history. Thirty reproductions of paintings have been placed throughout the book to give it added beauty and dimension, and to allow viewers a sense of being there during significant historical events.
Celebrations of a Nation is a classic Christian history of our National holidays. Many readers have said it shed a completely new light on their understanding of American history. It has been praised as engaging, novel-like reading for adults and students alike.
One family read and studied the book around the dinner table every evening for a year. Homeschoolers have praised the readable style and quality scholarship of the book. One psychiatrist gave 75 copies to schools and elected officials in his area, and pastors have ordered cases for their congregation. Couples find it an ideal holiday gift.