Before the remarkable words of our founding documents were ever penned, they were first preached from the pulpits of New England as people wrestled with the Scriptures for themselves as to ‘how then shall we live.’ This is the remarkable story of our deep spiritual heritage and the largely unknown historical foundations that produced a nation that once held the admiration of the entire world. It’s also a roadmap we can follow so as to once again become that “shining city on a hill,” a beacon of hope to the world around.
In the Founders’ Bible signature historian David Barton shares the true story of how God used the brilliance of the Founding Fathers and generals to unite the colonies and lead them through the long, hard Revolutionary war. These men believed resistance to tyranny was a Christian duty because they were defending God-given rights. Such men as George Washington, Patrick Henry, Benjamin Rush, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin established the firm foundations of the soon-to-be country; they made sure it was steadfastly planted in the Word of God.
These great, God-fearing men were put in just the right place at just the right time by the hand of God to fashion a nation that would promote freedom, discover equality, honor faith, and providentially be a source of great blessing to the nations of the world! As a nation, with our backs to the wall, facing a looming cliff of disaster, we would do well to rediscover the wisdom of the Founders. These were the men who courageously laid the groundwork and built the foundation that made our nation great.
The Founders’ Bible uses the trusted, updated New American Standard Bible (NASB), recognized by scholars as the most accurate, word for word translation of the Scriptures in the English language. With over 1000 pages of in-depth culturally relevant articles, insightful Biblical commentary from the Founders on a wide range of topics, and some of the most inspiring history of this nation’s founding and the destiny and purpose God intended.
The supplementary material will inspire readers with renewed hope and appreciation for the sacrifice that was made to found this great nation, the unwavering commitment our Founding Fathers had to the importance to the Word of God for our lives as individuals, for shaping and guiding our society, and for providing the foundations of our unique system of government that has produced the most enduring legacy of freedom any nation has ever known. Knowing where we came from will provide invaluable wisdom for where we are headed and what we can do to reclaim our lost heritage.
The Founders’ Bible uniquely illumines the very passages of Scriptures that inspired our Founders and formed the basis of our constitution, government and its guiding documents. Examine the Bible verses that provide the seed bed of understanding for justice, our legal system as it was intended, and the individual God-given rights and freedoms we possess. See what chapters inspired them in the fight for independence and freedom. Understand the sacrifices they made because of their Biblically-based beliefs and learn about how America is most assuredly a Christian nation. You will be amazed at the rich, Godly legacy that permeates the soil of this great country. May we return to those paths and find ourselves amidst another Great Awakening!