Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Book: Rediscovering God in America: Reflections On the Role of Faith in our Nation's History and Future
Author: Newt Gingrich
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Rediscovering God in America is a good introduction to the historical background of many of the monuments and buildings in Washington D.C.
Five of the chapters describe memorials for a certain person (Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, FDR, and Ronald Reagan), the other chapters cover the National Archives, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, White House, World War 2 Memorial, and the Arlington National Cemetery.
Newt Gingrich starts each chapter with a historical background to the different monuments and memorials throughout the DC area. The next part of the chapters discuss the faith of the person represented by the memorial.
The history and religious descriptions are brief, yet provide enough background information for the reader to get an overall idea of the person.
The chapters are just the right length to make for easy reading and the accompanying pictures fit the text well.
This book would be a great read for someone that is going to be visiting Washington D.C. or has never heard the Christian history behind our nation and its historic background.
Thomas Nelson has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review.