Monday, February 1, 2010

Book Review! God In America by Newt and Callista Gingrich

Rediscovering God in America
Reflections on the Role of Faith in our Nation's History and Future
By Newt Gingrich, Featuring the Photography of Callista Gingrich

Book Description

Take a walk through Washington, DC with Newt and Callista Gingrich to view our nation's historic monuments and memorials. You will quickly find yourself on a profound and surprising walk of discovery and renewal.

Your first stop will be the National Archives, where Thomas Jefferson's immortal words from the Declaration of Independence that all "are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights," jump off the page with the inescapable truth that from day one in our country's history, the source of freedom was neither the state nor even the Founding Fathers.

I love the history of the monuments in Washington DC. I have not taken much time to acquaint myself with them. This little book gave the history of the building of many of the monuments, memorials and other historical buildings in Washington as well as how their makers included God in them. In every monument and memorial, even the Declaration of Independence, there is a reference to God as our maker.

Our founding fathers knew that our unalienable rights came from our Creator. Thomas Jefferson included this in the Declaration of Independence. John Adams wrote about the “right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty” four years before the Declaration of Independence was written.

This book makes me want to schedule a weekend in Washington to introduce myself to the monuments in Washington. And to discover God in America's history. The photographs taken by Callista are beautiful but I wish there were more. I would definitely recommend this book if you are at all interested in finding God in America.

Thomas Nelson has provided mewith a complimentary copy of this book.


  1. Sounds like a great book. I have read "Light and Glory" which is similar. It was also a great read.

  2. I haven't been to Wash DC since I was a kid but I would LOVE to go with my kids. Sounds like an interesting book.

  3. nice. i used to do book reviews for thomas nelson. i read this book a few years back when he spoke at liberty university graduation. pretty good.