Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has written a beautiful little book about the importance of godly faith in our nation. Rediscovering God in America takes the reader on a tour of Washington, D.C., reminding us of the godly leaders and their wisdom in guiding our country through perilous times. Gingrich's reflections are accompanied by the outstanding photographs of his wife, Callista.
From the Washington Monument, to the Library of Congress, to Arlington Cemetery, Gingrich gives historical background of the person honored and/or the planning and building of the memorial as well as discussion of the religious influences and inscriptions present in the monument. Some of the stories he relates are familiar, but many more are not. I was particularly impressed by FDR's prayer asking, "O Lord, give us faith in Thee," and his call to the American people for "devotion to the word of God." This example and others reminds us of our nation's rich Christian heritage.
Rediscovering God in America, published by Thomas Nelson, has a message important for all Americans, but is a must-read for anyone traveling to our capital. The only thing missing is a detailed map, so we can find our way around.