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Overview America is in the throes of a cultural war--one that threatens us from within and without. So-called "progressive" individuals and organizations are falsely using the words of our founding fathers to achieve the antithesis of their design for our nation. The first Americans sought freedom of religion; today we face freedom from religion. the framers of the constitution sought liberty; modern interpretations promote licentiousness. The early settlers believed in absolute morality; today's liberals advocate relative morality. This book offers encouragement about God's providential hand on our nation--and hope that it's not too late to save. The authors provide a specific blueprint to preserve and restore our country to its original intent. In three section (Where We Came From, Where We Are, Where We Are Going), they offer concrete examples from history, in-depth analysis of current condition, and strategies for developing "a new birth of freedom."
Some people would gnash their teeth at the idea that America was - and can be again - a Christian nation. They will not be satisfied until they have removed every vestige of our Christian heritage from our minds and from our surroundings.
Yet in this book, D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe document the incontrovertible fact that America began as a Christian nation. And "we can get back on track before it's too late," they say. "What made us great in the first place is our rich Christian heritage. It's time to reclaim America "
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 5.42" Height: 0.73" Weight: 0.63 lbs.
Release Date Apr 12, 2005
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 078526972X ISBN13 9780785269724
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More About D. James Kennedy & Jerry Newcombe
D. James Kennedy (1930-2007) was Senior Minister of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He led Coral Ridge Ministries, a radio and television outreach that since 1974 has been bringing the gospel to America and the world.
Jerry Newcombe is Senior Producer of "The Coral Ridge Hour" and hosts a weekly radio show.
D. James Kennedy lived in FT, Lauderdale, in the state of Florida. D. James Kennedy was born in 1930 and died in 2007.
Reviews - What do customers think about What If America Were a Christian Nation Again??
Based on Facts Apr 27, 2008
I enjoyed the book thoroughly. In spite of reviews to the contrary (obviously written by people with an axe to grind), history was reviewed thoroughly. Christians were a very major factor in this country becoming what it is. They were also the reason other religions are freely practiced here - more than any other country. If you wonder about that, go to Muslim countries and view how many Christian churches are allowed to operate. There is no doubt our Founders intended a freedom to practice religion, and that the vast majority of them practiced Christianity.
Kennedy does not advocate an establishment of religion, merely a recognition of our heritage and the understanding that the country is better off with moral principles, particularly those found in the bible. If you haven't studied American history and wonder if Christianity had a part - read this book. An honest assesment of history, spoken through a Christian world view, is offered here.
Flawed book, but readable Dec 2, 2006
Dr. Kennedy analyzes American history using the Bible. However, his research and conclusions are flawed. I will admit that I agree with some of the points he makes, as I am a Christian.
However, I do not believe for one second that America ever was a Christian nation. Having read several books on the subject, including Kennedy's, I came to the conclusion that the founding fathers wanted the freedom to practice religion in the privacy of their homes and churches, and not to have the state dictate to them what they could and could not believe. Jon Meacham's excellent book "American Gospel" is a much better researched book than Kennedy's fundamentalist views on what America should be like.
The people who are giving this book a bad rating havent even read it... May 26, 2006
This is a great book. I am 16 years old and I find this book simply true. Christians living in America need to wake up and speak up!We need to stop worrying about if we are going to hurt someones feelings or not by metioning the word "God" in public places(need I remind you we Christians also have the right of freedom of speech as well). We also as Christians need to say to the atheist who are taking down the ten commandments, crosses, and etc, hey that offends me. Whether people believe it or not ATHEISM IS A RELIGION, it is what someone personally believes in which is what any other relgion is, something you believe in.
Poppycock Jan 31, 2006
As is typical of all of D. James Kennedy's writings and speeches, this one is full of poppycock too. To come to the conclusions that he has come to in this book, one would have to totally and completely ignore the facts of history. That,sadly, is what the so called Christian Reconstructionists, of which the "Rev" Kennedy is a member, do all the time. To the rest of us, that is referred to as being a Liar for Jesus. That is not what real Christians should do however, but Kennedy shows no conscience when it comes to that however and that is truly the sad part.
Factual, logical and insightful book -- Highly recommended Aug 6, 2005
Don't bother with those who have criticized this book. The reviews have obviously been written by malicious, non-Christians (perhaps even atheists) who only want to stir up trouble.
This book, like so many others by D. James Kennedy, is filled with historic references, philosophical ponderings and solutions to the problems that have crippled America today.
He does NOT advocate discrimination of any kind -- especially not intellectual discrimination. Too bad those who have given this book such poor reviews can't say the same.