Rediscovering God in America by Newt Gengrich is a very good read. Newt essentially gives us a walking tour through thirteen of the famous landmarks in our nation’s capital, taking time to look at the people and situations behind them and looking at what they stood for and the faith that guided them. He also talks about how the monuments and landmarks came about and evidence built within the monuments that point to our nation’s faith in God. Newt purposes this book as a “rebuttal to those who seek to write God out of American history.” It is evident the much thought and study has went into writing this book.
For a Christian interested in history, this book is a great resource about the documents, monuments and building that formed our nation. The author, Newt Gingrich, is an interesting story-teller, without becoming too wordy. The book is a short one overall, and is an easy read for most people.
As Christians in America, most of the history that we’re taught in public schools is washed down and secularized. Sure we learn the basics, but we don’t learn about what is behind those stories, what formed them. This book helped convey in an easy format what our nation was really built upon.
Rediscovering God in America is not a difficult read (only 118 pages long), but takes a new approach of looking at evidence of our history’s heritage founded upon God. It also includes beautiful pictures taken by Callista Gingrich. This book would work well as a gift or a coffee table book and is a must buy especially for those who might be traveling to visit Washington D.C.