Friday, September 11, 2009

The Book That Made America

Jesse and I decided we wanted to upgrade our bedding. While my mom bought us a nice set of sheets for Christmas, most of our sheets come from Wal-Mart's clearance rack. I spent a lot of my time on the bed, and that's where we tend to tuck in to watch movies, so we decided that it was time to bite the bullet, spend a little more than we normally would and get something that felt nice, maybe even luxurious.

Through Coke points and diligent searching for online bargains, we picked up a micro-fiber feather bed, comforter, and two pillows from Smart Bargains. Then Kohl's had a sale on their "Big One" pillows. Then I found more sheets and an Egyptian cotton woven blanket again on Smart Bargains. Add in the bedspread I picked up at the Amish quilt auction, and we have our dream bed! The sheets aren't in yet, but you can see in the picture the Amish bedspread as well as our pillows. The feather bed is awesome! It's even better than a hotel bed, which was our goal. Sometimes you just have to do something nice for yourselves.

The Book That Made America: How the Bible Formed Our Nation (Nordskog Publishing) by Jerry Newcombe is a definitive volume on the Christian roots of our nation. Those who want to restore knowledge of our Christian heritage have their work cut out. As secularism continues its stranglehold on American education, we move further and further away from retaining our Christian roots. The Book That Made America will challenge anyone to know the true origin of our Nation and to fight to keep it. Newcombe hopes to educate Americans by providing the facts of history, proving that America began as a Christian nation and American’s have every right to preserve and uphold that heritage.

All that is positive in our foundation can be traced back to the Scriptures. Recently, President Obama declared that America is not a Christian nation, while Newsweek announced the demise of Christian America. This book is the answer to America’s critics with the facts of history.

Jerry Newcombe, D. Min., is senior producer for Coral Ridge Ministries and has produced or coproduced more than fifty documentaries. The host of two weekly radio shows, he has also been a guest on numerous television and radio talk shows - including Fox Business News, C-Span, USA Radio and Moody Radio. He is the author or coauthor of twenty two books, including with Dr. Kennedy, What If Jesus Had Never Been Born?, How Would Jesus Vote?, and The Presence of a Hidden God.

Coral Ridge Ministries is a media outreach founded by Dr. D. James Kennedy. Its programming reaches a national television, radio, and Internet audience at

The winners of this book were Marge Clark & Teri Heinke. Congrats to both of them! I'll be starting a new contest on Monday, so make sure you come back then!