Books listed that I am personally familiar with and would recommend:
ADULTS / TEENS:
“100 Bible Verses that Made America“ – by pastor, author, & speaker, Robert J. Morgan; “had there been no Bible, there would be no America as we know it; it was the Bible that made America”.
“America’s Providential History: Biblical Principles of Education, Government, Politics, Economics, and Family Life” (Revised and Expanded Version 2020) – by by Mark Beliles & Stephen McDowell; “learn how God’s presence was evident at our nation’s founding in the men who fought for independence and shaped the Constitution. Beginning with ancient history, the book presents a providential view of significant events leading to the establishment of America. Examines the Reformation, the Pilgrims, the role of the clergy and church, the Christian foundations of education and economics, and the development of liberty. Cites primary source documents that show our nation grew from Christian principles“.
“Apostate (2nd Edition): The Men Who Destroyed the Christian West” – by Kevin Swanson; “; “a story of demonic possession, insanity, suicide, mass-murder, adultery, homosexuality, cultural and social revolutions, and unbridled, maniacal apostasy. It is the story of apostasy on a massive scale. But it is also a story of hope and victory for the last men standing in the ashes of Western civilization. It will be a testimony to the inevitable triumph of Jesus Christ over the great men of renown who tried to oppose the King of kings and Lord of lords.”
“Bringing Back the Black Robed Regiment” – by Dan Fisher, pastor, author, & speaker; “They were prophets of liberty and truth. They bravely led their men onto the battlefield to face the cold steel of the dreaded Redcoats. They were hated and feared by the British who called them the ‘Black Robed Regiment’. Who were they? They were America’s ‘patriot preachers’ of the 18th century. Believing the Bible addressed every subject, including politics, wearing their black preaching robes, they boldly preached about spiritual and civil liberty.”
“Epoch: The Rise and Fall of the West” – by Kevin Swanson; “The rise of the Christian West was spectacular. The fall of the West was similarly spectacular, especially for those who witnessed it firsthand. But the rise was more spectacular than its fall. That’s the conclusion drawn in this epochal story of the Western world. The fall of Western civilization constitutes the most significant seismic shift in world history since the fall of Rome.”
“Exploring the Bible Through History” – by children’s minister, Amber Pike, through “Hendrickson Rose Publishing” and “RoseKidz”; “first in a series of interactive Bible lesson resources based off of Rose Publishing’s Giant 10-Foot Bible Time Line. This book features twenty-five lessons where children, through multiple activity options, explore the Bible and discover God through history. This book of twenty-five lessons takes kids from creation through Revelation”; each one includes memory verse. age-appropriate Bible story, short prayer, small group time, life application, four activity& options with review questions.
“How Christianity Transformed the World”– by Sharon James; “Many people today would say that Christianity has done more harm than good to our world. Sharon James argues, however, in seeking to love their neighbour and reflect God’s moral character the followers of Jesus have had a largely positive impact on our society. James takes a number of areas – education, healthcare, justice, human dignity – and traces the ways in which these benefits have spread with the gospel.
“From Sea to Shining Sea: 1787 – 1837”– by Peter Marshall & David Manuel; 2nd in a 3-part series.
“Sounding Forth the Trumpet: 1837 – 1860”– by
Peter Marshall & David Manuel; 3rd in 3-part series.
“The Law and Liberty Book: Do You Understand God’s Law Upon Your Life and Nation?” – by John Bona and Donald Schanzenbach.
“The Light and the Glory: 1492 – 1793” – by Peter Marshall & David Manuel; 1st in 3-part series.
“The World Jesus Knew” – by Seth Pollinger, Ph.D., Director of Content at “Museum of the Bible”;
“immerses the modern reader in the worldwide drama of the first century and depicts an era of global conquest and domination”.
“Then Sings My Soul Special Edition: 150 Christmas, Easter, and All-Time Favorite Hymn Stories” – by Robert J. Morgan.
“They Were Christians: The Inspiring Faith of Men and Women Who Changed the World” – by author, screenwriter, & film director, Cristóbal Krusen; interesting account of familiar people in history and others not as unfamiliar and how their faith motivated their lives and accomplishments.
“Why a Star?” (The Little Books of Why) – by Bodie & Brock Thoene; interesting book about the Christmas star that the wise men followed with a focus on astronomy.
“Christian Heroes Then & Now” series (image of “Eric Liddell” book) – by Janet and Geoff Benge.
“Courageous” series – from “Voice of the Martyrs” (VOM); learn about courageous heroes of the faith, 3 of them are the true stories behind some of our holidays; includes Valentine, Patrick, Nicholas, Thomas, Paul, St. Nicholas, & Stephen.
“From Sea to Shining Sea: Children’s Activity Book Ages 5-8″ – by Peter Marshall (Author), David Manuel; “experience history in the making as they travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific with circuit riding preachers, explorers Lewis and Clark, and Indian guide Sacagawea. Along the way, theyll feel the winds of revival, ride the currents on the wide Missouri, and jostle over troubled trails with covered wagon trains. Pencils, crayons, and active imaginations will turn these games, mazes, puzzles, and pictures into a window on Gods grand design for the land of the free”.
“From Sea to Shining Sea for Children (ages 9 & up): Discovering God’s Plan for America in Her First Half-Century of Independence, 1787 – 1837 – by Peter Marshall & David Manuel with Anna Wilson Fishel; 2nd in 3-part series; “The Light and the Glory for Children: Discovering God’s Plan for America from Christopher Columbus to George Washington” and “Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Young Readers: Discovering God’s Plan for America in Her First Half-Century of Independence, 1837 – 1860″.
“Hero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Christian Heroes, I, II, & III” – by Dave & Neta Jackson; image from Volume I; Volumes II & III.
“The Church History ABCs” – by: Stephen J. Nichols, Ned Bustard; “integrate church history into your children’s understanding from their youth! In the familiar A is for apple format, here each initial provides the opportunity to dive into a short biographical paragraph on 26 famous men and women in church history”.
“In God We Trust: Stories of Faith in American History” – by Timothy Crater and Ranelda Hunsicker (could not find bios).
“John Stott: The Humble Leader” – biography for preteens of faithful Christian leader, teacher, and apologist; by Julia Cameron.
“Kingdom Files” series – by Matt Koceich.
“My Big Book of Bible Heroes for Kids: Stories of 50 Weird, Wild, Wonderful People from God’s Word” – by Glenn Hascall, author of numerous devotions for boys and a voice actor who writes & produces audio drama.
“Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Young Readers (ages 9 & up): Discovering God’s Plan for America in Her First Half-Century of Independence, 1837 – 1860″ – by Peter Marshall & David Manuel with Anna Wilson Fishel; 3rd in 3-part series; see “The Light and the Glory for Children: Discovering God’s Plan for America from Christopher Columbus to George Washington” and “From Sea to Shining Sea for Children: Discovering God’s Plan for America in Her First Half-Century of Independence, 1787 – 1837.
“New England Primer” (from 1776) – reprinted 1991 by David Barton of “Wallbuilders”.
“Brave Heroes and Bold Defenders: 50 True Stories of Daring Men of God” -by: Shirley Raye Redmond.
“The Light and the Glory for Children (ages 9 & up): Discovering God’s Plan for America from Christopher Columbus to George Washington”– by Peter Marshall & David Manuel with Anna Wilson Fishel; 1st in 3-part series; see “From Sea to Shining Sea for Children: Discovering God’s Plan for America in Her First Half-Century of Independence, 1787 – 1837 and “Sounding Forth the Trumpet for Young Readers: Discovering God’s Plan for America in Her First Half-Century of Independence, 1837 – 1860″.
“Trailblazers” series; image of Michael Faraday (considered “world’s greatest experimental physicist”) book by Derick Bingham, one of series offering preteens 30 different books of heroes of the Christian faith throughout history; various authors.
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