THE ONE BIBLE THAT SHOWS HOW ‘A LIGHT FROM ABOVE’ SHAPED OUR NATION. Never has a version of the Bible targeted the spiritual needs of those who love our country more than The American Patriot’s Bible. This extremely unique Bible shows how the history of the United States connects the people and events of the Bible to our lives in a modern world. The story of the United States is wonderfully woven into the teachings of the Bible and includes a beautiful full-color family record section, memorable images from our nation’s history and hundreds of enlightening articles which complement the New King James Version Bible text.
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The AMERICAN PATRIOT'S BIBLEThe Word of God and the Shaping of America
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When Written: Around 1440 B.C.
Key Verses: Genesis 12:2, 3-"I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed."
Key Chapter: Genesis 15-This chapter emphasizes the specific promises of the Abrahamic covenant-a covenant that is central to all Scripture. God promises to 1) give His people a great land; 2) make them a great nation; and 3) pour out a great blessing over them.
Foundations are crucial to the success of any venture, from building a house to building a nation. When the Founding Fathers set about to establish the bedrock that would define America's greatness, they went right to the source, declaring that all human beings are "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights...."
Genesis contains the foundational truth that God is the source and beginning of all things and our only hope for the peace, happiness, and true liberty we all crave. In this "book of beginnings," we witness God's creation of heaven and earth through His Word, the beginnings of man's rebellion and sin, and God's calling of a covenant people through which He would bring salvation to all the peoples of the earth through His one and only Son.
The History of Creation
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
3 Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. 5God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 Then God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters." 7 Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.
9 Then God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear "; and it was so. 10 And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
11 Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth"; and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 13 So the evening and the morning were the third day.
14 Then God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; 15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth"; and it was so. 16 Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. 17 God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 So the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20 Then God said, "Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens." 21 So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth." 23 So the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind"; and it was so. 25 And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."
29 And God said, "See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. 30 Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food"; and it was so. 31 Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
2 Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. 2 And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.
4 This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, 5 before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground; 6 but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.
7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
Life in God's Garden
8 The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. 9 And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
10 Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it parted and became four riverheads. 11 The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one which skirts the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 And the gold of that land is good. Bdellium and the onyx stone are there. 13 The name of the second river is Gihon; it is the one which goes around the whole land of Cush. 14 The name of the third river is Hiddekel; it is the one which goes toward the east of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates.
15 Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."
18 And the Lord God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him." 19 Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.
21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 22 Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
23 And Adam said:
"This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man."
24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
The Temptation and Fall of Man
3 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?"
2 And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.'"
4 Then the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.
8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
9 Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, "Where are you?"
10 So he said, "I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself."
11 And He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?"
12 Then the man said, "The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate."
13 And the Lord God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?"
The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."
14 So the Lord God said to the serpent:
"Because you have done this, You are cursed more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you shall go, And you shall eat dust All the days of your life. 15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel."
16 To the woman He said: "I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you."
17 Then to Adam He said, "Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it':
"Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. 18 Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field. 19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return."
20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.
21 Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.
22 Then the Lord God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever"- 23 therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. 24 So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.
Cain Murders Abel
4 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, "I have acquired a man from the Lord." 2 Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. 3 And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. 4 Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, 5 but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.
6 So the Lord said to Cain, "Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? 7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it."
8 Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.
9 Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?"
He said, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?"
10 And He said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries out to Me from the ground. 11 So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. 12 When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield its strength to you. A fugitive and a vagabond you shall be on the earth."
13 And Cain said to the Lord, "My punishment is greater than I can bear! 14 Surely You have driven me out this day from the face of the ground; I shall be hidden from Your face; I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth, and it will happen that anyone who finds me will kill me."
15 And the Lord said to him, "Therefore, whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold." And the Lord set a mark on Cain, lest anyone finding him should kill him.
The Family of Cain
16 Then Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and dwelt in the land of Nod on the east of Eden. 17 And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son-Enoch. 18 To Enoch was born Irad; and Irad begot Mehujael, and Mehujael begot Methushael, and Methushael begot Lamech.
19 Then Lamech took for himself two wives: the name of one was Adah, and the name of the second was Zillah. 20 And Adah bore Jabal. He was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock. 21 His brother's name was Jubal. He was the father of all those who play the harp and flute. 22 And as for Zillah, she also bore Tubal-Cain, an instructor of every craftsman in bronze and iron. And the sister of Tubal-Cain was Naamah.
23 Then Lamech said to his wives:
"Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; Wives of Lamech, listen to my speech! For I have killed a man for wounding me, Even a young man for hurting me. 24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, Then Lamech seventy-sevenfold."
A New Son
25 And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and named him Seth, "For God has appointed another seed for me instead of Abel, whom Cain killed." 26 And as for Seth, to him also a son was born; and he named him Enosh. Then men began to call on the name of the Lord.
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Preface to the New King James Version....................x
Song of Solomon....................756
Presidents of the United States of America....................1456
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is a combination of a New King James Bible (and all the helps that come with it) and a history of the United States, looking through the lens of Christianity. It is large, hard-cover, and has very readable print. I am reviewing this book for Thomas Nelson publishers and I give it 5 stars (the best rating). This Bible is perfect for those who want to study the Bible alongside of American history. The preface includes a family records section, map of the US including dates of each state's induction, an area to fill in Military and Public service, and family deaths. It includes a well-written Call to Action. Thee are lots of full-color inserts containing articles on themes such as: Christianity in Colonial America Faith of our Founders American Revolution The Great Awakening Christianity in American Education Civil War Monuments to American Patriotism World War II Equal Rights Famous Christian Americans This Bible will make a wonderful gift for anyone who is patriotic. There is no mistaking the Christian roots upon which our country was founded.
President Barack Obama recently said: "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values." Yet from 1776 to 1956, all fifty states, either in the Preamble to their state Constitution or their own Bill of Rights, unashamedly affirmed a belief in God and a dependence on Divine Providence. The American Patriots Bible documents our Judeo-Christian heritage and our founders' reverence for Almighty God. It settles the question once and for all regarding our forefathers' dependence upon Him as they went about their work framing our government and ensuring our civil, political and religious liberties. Today, in the face of so many challenges to our way of life from within and without, this book offers the modern-day American Patriot the opportunity to learn the truth about our past and perhaps rethink how we consider ourselves. Hopefully, in the process, many will reaffirm the simple beliefs of our forefathers, so that as a nation, we can enjoy a continuance of the freedoms granted us by God, outlined in our Constitution and preserved by our heroes on the battlefields of the world.
I have read the Bible and how our forfathers applied the Bible to the start of our country. We need our leaders to get this Bible and hopefully they will see how it really works. As of today I have shown this Bible to about 20 people and we have sent friends and family this Bible. I have shown vendors and coworkers the Bible, many have bought it and have given it to other firends and family. This Bible is not only a eye oppener but a reminder of how God has played in our countrys life. I would reconmend it to everyone that you come in contact with.
The American Patriot's Bible (NKJV, hardback edition) published by Thomas Nelson and edited by Dr. Richard G. Lee, is a must-have study Bible for all historical enthusiasts or for anyone who might have an interest in the spiritual connection between our founding fathers and the establishment of the United States of America. For the individual who enjoys a unique correlation between the past and present, this Bible is an interesting resource. The American Patriot's Bible provides 48 full-color supplementary inserts with information on past and current historical figures, as well as 254 historical articles tied into scripture throughout the text. While American History is highlighted, the important Biblical History does not take a back seat. All 66 books of the Bible include informative introductions. Typesetting for The American Patriot's Bible is in large print, making the text easy to read. While this Bible comes with a colorful book jacket, the dark blue cover with white lettering makes it a nice addition to any home or church library. This Bible weighs about five pounds and is not bulky. Birth, marriage, death and military service pages are included in the front of The American Patriot's Bible as well a map of the United States, a list of the dates our Fifty States were admitted to the United States, and additional pages for important notes. In the back of The American Patriot's Bible, there are maps of the Middle East, noting details such as the geographical division of the Twelve Tribes of Israel and the missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul. While The American Patriot's Bible may not be the most in-depth study Bible available, it is a good choice as a gift Bible which can certainly be used for study. The American Patriot's Bible includes important scriptural cross-referencing notations, references to other works such as the Septuagint and Vulgate, an index, and a concordance, each adding to its value as a study Bible. Some of the American history reference ties to scripture seem like a stretch, but The American Patriot's Bible is nothing short of educational. Though I hold a Bachelors Degree in History, I still gained significant, new knowledge about the founders of America. I especially enjoyed noting the scriptures on which the United States Presidents chose to lay their hands when taking the oath of office. While God's Word stands alone in its meaning for us today, The American Patriot's Bible provides another type of history that allows the scholar see how important God's Word was and is to those who have had a significant role in shaping our country. The biggest challenge I have found when reading The American Patriot's Bible is getting distracted by all the secular information when I should be reading the scripture. This however is just one factor that compels me to spend more time studying God's Word. The American Patriot's Bible has my hearty recommendation and is worth the retail price tag. This reviewer is a member of the Thomas Nelson's Book Review Blogger Program. http://brb.thomasnelson.com/
The history and development of our nation and it's reliance on the Bible cannot be separated. This Bible and the historical perspective it brings about our country is incredible!
I received a copy of the American Patriots bible from Thomas Nelson. The bible is hardcover and has a really nice cover on it. I got this free so its something I would not have bought if I had to spend the money on it. However, I know many people who would like this bible. People like my grandfather and a friend of the family who are history buffs and also love God's word. This bible has neat stories and pictures from history and many that talk about our founding fathers of our nation who built our nation using the bible. I recommend this book for anyone who loves God's word and who loves history and specifically the history of our nation, The United States of America! Many people I am sure will love this patriotic bible. It's just not my taste!
I was extremely intrigued to get the opportunity to review and study with The American Patriot's Bible in NKJV (New King James Version). Not only is this study Bible extensive in American history it also uncovers the biblical truths that have formed our country as it is today. As it states on the hardcover jacket "The Word of God and the Shaping of America". There is a lot of beautifully illustrated insert pages, forty-eight to be exact. If your looking for a memorable study Bible this should be your choice. It has a full-color presentation page and family record section, you can even list Military and Public Service, so I really liked to see that in a Bible especially if you were looking to gift this to a service member. The print is in large text, so very easy on the eyes. With a total of 1,632 pages that feature: illustrations, two-color Bible pages, 254 articles, and 66 book introductions , following an index and concordance. Definately the Bible of choice for the family room, your Father, a Veteran, a student learning about American History, or any dear Service Member. I also loved reading the "extras" that are included in this Bible, I believe it makes reading such a great book much more interesting. If you have a deep appreciation for the truth on how the Bible has formed its foundations in American history, regardless if your an American or not this Bible can be a great teaching tool.
The Patriot's Bible What an amazing and most interesting concept for a Bible. For publication and classification purposes it is called a "study" Bible, but for practical purposes it is a most unique representation of American history. Throughout the volume you find statements such as the one located in 2 Chronicles 1:10, "William McKinley, placed his hand on 2 Chronicles 2:10 as he took the presidential oath of office in 1897." The introductions to each of the books of the Bible give examples of how that particular book made it's impact on America, whether that be in the framing of our constitution and laws, in the everyday life of the people, or even in the conversations and dealings we have in the worldwide community of nations. The same would stand true for the study notes which are interspersed within the text. There are twelve full-color sections which deal with the entirety of American history from Colonial America to the present day. Two other interesting sections include first, a complete listing of all the Presidents from George Washington to Barack H. Obama; and second, a listing of all the states of the United States in the order in which they were admitted into the Union and also the date of that admittance. The Patriot's Bible would be a most welcome addition to a lover of America and how the scriptures have made an impact on the ideals and values of our great nation.
This bible is a great historical record of how God's word shaped our country. It also has great pictures which makes it more interesting if reading with children. i learned a lot about our forefathers that I never know before. It is a good example of how our country was shaped and why our laws were made.
This Bible shows how our founding fathers relied & depended on the word of God. Our country was founded on Christian values & we should do everything we can to vote people into office that share that same opinion. The quicker our country gets back to God, the quicker all of the insanity currently going on in our country will cease. Great Bible for any history buff.
The "American Patriot's Bible" gives a factual, clear and unbiased view of the role that Christianity and a belief in God had in American history. Someone who reads it with an open mind and looks at the factual history, as opposed to revisionist history, will see how our founding fathers, and those that followed them, had a belief in God and how that belief affected our country. The evidence is presented in a clear and logical way that is easy and interesting to read. If a person wants to know the infulance that Christianity had on our country, there is no better place to look than "American Patriot's Bible".
This bible is beautiful! The history it provides is just moving.
I never knew the Bible played such a significant role in the making of the United States. The commentaries here are so enlightening, although I prefer commentaries to be outside the Bible; may be we make an exception here. Every Christian should own this Bible. It should be in every Christian home. The commentaries bring out very clearly and deeply too the Christian root of this great nation. This aspect of our nation's history should be taught in schools too so as to preserve the moral foundation of this country. This Bible is a piece of treasure. It should be in every public library because irrespective of our religion it will help us to appreciate the spiritual depth of our founding fathers[even if there were not Christians]and the ethical foundation of the greatest country in the whole world. This Bible is highly recommended.
I have purchased 10 of these bibles and am giving them as gifts. To see the divine hand of God move thru the great men and women that have gone before us and sacrificed so much for us today.
In a nation that has stopped teaching especially the spiritual background of the countries' founders, this Bible brings us closer to them, to our history and to our God. It's a beautiful book and a real treasure to use for inspiration and education. Every school child should have one, as well as every houseshold!!
This is a really wonderful Bible that incorporates our country's history and its founding through Christian leaders. It is a must for all patriotic Christians.
The American Patriot's Bible clearly states the facts on just how God has been and will continue to be a part of this great nation. So many are fearful of this bible and I simply cannot understand why. Our schools and History classes at all levels should read and understand the TRUE facts of our nation. Understand the strength of the great men who formed this nation and just where this strength was obtained. The American Patriot's Bible clearly shows this. The American Patriot's Bible offers the true facts of over 300 different people, places and times in America when Godly principals and a Godly foundation were part of decisions and strength which formed this great country. 9/11 was not that long ago when this country was shocked with the disaster of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. On that day and many weeks which followed churches across America were standing room only. The United Stated Flag was completely sold out; you could not purchase one anywhere in the United States. WHY? Because everyone turned to God during this time of need. The American Patriot's Bible is God's word, God's involvement in the great men who made this nation what it is today. Everyone should have a copy. Our history has included God, not just for the United Stated of America but for the world.
The American Patriot's Bible by Richard G. Lee of Thomas Nelson Publishing is a beautifully crafted study bible put out by Thomas Nelson Publishing. With a family genealogy record in the front and a concordance, index and bible maps in the back, it first looks like your typical bible. It has introductions to each chapter and all the usual Features. But as you open the cover to explore, you see there is so much more. Instantly, you are struck by the beauty of the illustrations. But there is so much more to this amazing bible. As the title suggests, this is more than a study bible. It's more like a short walk through history from a Christian perspective. This is definitely not a bible for any person who is not patriotic or Christian. Many of the reviews I've read were negative due to the emphasis on Christianity. Some reviewers complained that this leaves out other faiths. Though I respect their opinions, I can't help but think that there is nothing wrong with creating a historical bible like this one for American Christians. If it's not a book that agrees with your faith, then simply don't buy it. Despite these negative reviews, or maybe even because of them, I took a hard look at the contents of this bible, and still, thoroughly enjoyed it. One of the great bonuses that I was overjoyed to read are the 7 Principles of Judeo Christian Ethics. They were fascinating and I could easily see why the crafters of the US Constitution created such a great document. There is some terrific history in this bible that is weaved throughout the scriptures. You'll see a map of the United States and the dates when each state was admitted to the union and even more interesting, in my opinion, are the verses that show where some of our past Presidents placed their hands during their swearing in ceremonies. Overall, I found this bible easy to read and it really did inspire my patriotic side. I definitely recommend this to an Christian, especially one who is a history buff.
First I must say anybody out there that doesn't believe the United States wasn't founded by a christian republic not only needs to pick this bible up for reassurance, but you also have never been here then, and know its roots in history and how it was formed with values and a zeal for God. The book grows legs quickly by the creation of the world and the founding and formation of America. The books shows alot how the founding fathers used the lord to guide them in decisions making, formation of our laws, and the shaping of our goverment. This study bible draws alot of comparisons back and forth between the two from scripture to the body of the United States of America. It also shows former presidents from George Washington to president Ronald Reagan and discusses how they prayed and invoked prayer, or otherwise asked God for his continued blessing on the United states of America during even their Inaugural Addresses. The book is very well thought out and put together by wonderful illustrations of America's past and its values. A bible such as this would not only be a very good study bible but a good history lesson as well for those who are none believers of a christian America founding from our first founding republic. My personal belief is the people could use this wonderful bible in these trying and testing times.
I am so glad to see that some one has taken the time and effort to remind us of how our founding fathers came up with the ideals and principles that our great nation was established on, and has survived these some two hundred years. I only hope and pray that the current leadership in Washington will start remembering these principles also and then our country will once again become the great country it was meant to be. All they have to do is look around them right there in our nations capital to see all the references to how our GOD was the guiding force to the founding of this country.
Thomas Nelson who has been in the publishing industry since 1798, had recently published a Bible with added content about how the Word of God shaped America. The American Patriot's Bible. Interspersed between the Biblical text are quotes from famous Americans that show a vastly different view of who they sought wisdom from then a lot of what goes on in the government today. While it is dubbed a "study" Bible, my belief is, that it is not. The articles and comments that are in it tell about great moments in American history and stories of faith of those who had leadership roles in many different aspects of the young country. They do not go about explaining or expounding on the meaning of the verses they are set next to or above or below, they are simply informative. I think that the articles, comments and quotes within the pages could have been published on their own in a separate book, simply entitled "The Word of God and the Shaping of America" (which is the subtitle for this Bible) since they have no bearing on explaining the Biblical text. I will however use this Bible frequently. Why? For two reasons. Simply put, the additional content can be a balanced counterpart to secular American History. Secondly, I am not American, I know little about American history and I plan on using it to supplement our homeschooling this year as we take American History in Social Studies. Would I have purchased it if I had not received it for a review. No I don't believe I would have. I have seen a lot of negative reviews about this Bible and some of the comments made are valid and justified. But there is plenty good within this Bible as much as there is to criticize. I would encourage you if anyone has interest in it to go to a local bookstore (I saw it on the shelf at our Barnes & Noble), and flip through it yourself before you make a decision to purchase it.
My book review: The American Patriot's Bible Category: Blogging My book review of The American Patriot's Bible I was so thrilled when I received this Bible, the history and the photos were so nice. If anyone loves American history and proud to be an American then this Bible would be wonderful for you. I think it makes a nice coffee table book, I am sure when company comes over they wouldnt be able to help themselves but to pick it up and learn some history along with God's word. This is one book that I will be pleased to pass on to my children. Currently reading: The American Patriot's Bible: The Word of God and the Shaping of America
Thomas Nelson Publishers has published The American Patriot's Bible, NKJV. This Bible is filled with examples of the role of Christianity in our Nation's history. In a time when Christianity is being attacked by many, this is a timely publication. The stories show the role of religion in the lives of our forefathers through stories, quotes, and beautiful illustrations. Throughout the Bible are full-color two to three page inserts about a variety of subjects including the Civil War, Faith of the Founders, Bible and American Education, and Monuments to American Patriotism. I read through the book of John as well as other various chapters and verses in this Bible. It was interesting to find the stories interspersed from various famous Americans through the pages of the Bible I would not use this as a study Bible. It would be nice to have as a reference for some of our nation's history. This is a very thick hardcover edition of the Bible with words that are printed in an easy-to-read font. Also included is a concordance, subject index, and a few maps. This would not be a Bible I'd purchase for myself because I have never been much of a "history buff." However, it would make a nice gift for someone who enjoys American history.
The American Patriot's Bible (New King James Version) is Thomas Nelson's latest venture into the world of thematic study Bibles. It has a minimal set of maps, a good concordance, a brief introduction for each book of the Bible, and a large number of essays and reflections purportedly connecting the Bible and American history. From a purely physical book-making standpoint, this is a nice Bible. It has thicker than average paper for a study Bible, a decently large typeface and it looks like a durable book. It's really too bad that such a nicely designed Bible wasn't matched with quality of content: as a Christian study Bible, it fails on both counts. First off, aside from the "patriot's" material, there are virtually no study elements at all. No biblical cross-references. No footnotes aside from the NKJV's translators' notes. No charts or timelines. A shameful dearth of maps. The introductions to each book give considerably less historical and theological context for the book than the equivalent Wikipedia articles. Secondly, it fails to be Christian. Michael Horton would call it Christless. You want a Bible for Moralistic Therapeutic Deism? Legalism? This is it. Its essays emphasize such traditional American values as hard work and our accountability to God. There is plenty to encourage the idea that what God wants from us is to work harder. There is nothing here for the broken, repentant sinner, aware of his own inadequacy, whose desperate hope is to fall at the foot of the cross and find grace. What then of the patriotic elements? The glowing biographies of people honoring God for their American success, the vaguely spiritual, inspirational quotes scattered throughout, the multiple glossy inserts attempting to sketch out all of American history and tie it to the Biblical narrative? All I can say is that I found it all as dubious in its history as its theology. This flag-waving, Chicken-Soup-for-the-Soul-ish pass at a study Bible is best left on the shelf at the Christian bookstore.
"The American Patriot's Bible: The Word of God and the Shaping of America" is a fine book. The main Biblical verses written by God are enact. So, Christians that recall the verse from Deuteronomy about not adding to the Bible are relieved that the Bible itself is not altered. Dr. Richard G. Lee merely adds inserts into it that parallel parts of the Bible to milestones in American history. The actual Bible part is clearly labeled, and Lee is careful to insert page dividers about American history, not sentences thrown in between Bible verses. In the front are spaces that can be filled in with family members names. So, this makes a nice family Bible or wedding gift. Included is a detailed index so readers can look up certain topics and find relevant Bible verses. Also, there are detailed maps that help visualize the physical geography of the times of the Bible. As immense as the book is, the large print makes it less intimidating to read or flip through for daily advice. This book is great for Christians who will never separate the Church and the state in their hearts. http://brb.thomasnelson.com/blogger/review/