Thursday, December 19, 2019

God's Hand on America

In one of the most divisive times in American history, Medved's book, God's Hand on America, directs readers to a reality that transcends partisan politics. Medved has brought to light key points in history when it was most obvious that Providence orchestrated events in astounding--sometimes even miraculous--ways.

Chapters are lengthy but can stand alone. So readers can pick and choose which events interest them most. Whether you read cover-to-cover or random selections, readers won't have to keep track of a litany of character through the whole book.  Medved takes a laser focus to a particular figure or event and fleshes out the details in a highly entertaining, and scholarly way. 

This isn't just a book for Christians; Medved being Jewish himself, has created a work that transcends individual religion and recognizes the God that Jews and Christians have in common. Medved traces the myriad ways that America has benefitted from God's protection, favor and blessing.

Some of the topics and historical figures covered include:

  • Acquisition of Alaska
  • Transcontinental Railroad
  • Theodore Roosevelt 
  • Roots of alliance between America and Israel
  • FDR and Churchill
  • Midway: "The Five-Minute Miracle"
  • Henry Wallace v. Harry Truman
  • Dr. Martin Luther King

This book would make an excellent gift for any history-lover. Buy a copy for yourself, one for a friend and another to donate to your public library so younger generations will be able to trace God's hand in the scope of American history.

Readers may also enjoy signing up for Medved's free weekly newsletter or checking out his podcast, In Light of History at www.michaelmedved.

Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of God's Hand on America from NetGalley for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received. 

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