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Friday, October 15, 2010

America's Prophet - Giveaway and Review

I know most of you know the story of Moses and the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt into the land of milk and honey. But did you ever stop and think just how that story still relates to America?

Do you see the correlation in the Pilgrims fleeing their ruling King James of England in search of the New Land? Or how many of our past presidents have made reference to the story of Moses and his life, the instruction from God, the giving of the 10 Commandments, and thus failure to follow God.

Moses was commanded to follow God's instruction to the T, and every time he didn't he was punished. He never got to see the fulfillment of the Promised Land to the people he led for 40 years in the desert.

In the book, America's Prophet, How The Story of Moses Shaped America by Bruce Feiler, you are taken back to the story of Moses and see how many times this very man and his life is repeated through our own history in America. I can honestly tell you as someone who loves history and faith in God, this book spoke to my heart and soul. I absolutely loved seeing God's hand in the creation of this once blessed nation and how He continues to mold and shape us through the retelling of the story.

You'll learn about the history and creation of the liberty bell and learn how God was involved.
What the actual inscription means that is molded into the bell.

You'll learn how valuable the Bible was that Washington used, what scripture was open when he took his oath of office and what the connection was to September 11, 2001.

You'll learn what the original seal was supposed to be, and how we got to the eagle and one-eye pyramid, and so much more. I think I interrupted my husband so much with each new tidbit I learned and couldn't wait to share it.

This is a must read for those that love history, especially American History and how God really worked in this great nation even to the present day.

I received this book compliments of TLC Book Tours for my honest review and must say it's a permanent fixture in our library now for our kids to learn about as we study history. I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars. For more information on this book, the author and where to purchase a copy for yourself, click on the title of the book below:

Thanks to the generosity of TLC Book Tours, they are offering a giveaway copy to one lucky follower of this blog. Here are your guidelines:

1. You must be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

2. Must be a resident of the US and No P.O. Boxes please.

3. I must have a way to contact you by email, so please include it with your comment. You may use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols.

4. Leave me a comment and tell me why you'd love to win a copy of this book. The giveaway will end on October 25th.


  1. I'm a follower.
    I have always watched the US and the OT outcomes for many years myself. No, we aren't Israel, but I have seen similarities. I would love this book. Please enter me.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  2. I would love to win this book. My kids would enjoy this book in light of the events in the world today. my email address is

  3. Interesting, interesting perspective!

  4. Oh, I can't WAIT to read this one! I love comparisons between the past and the present. I'm a GFC follower.

    Thanks for another giveaway! You are the "queen" of great giveaways! :-)


  5. I'd love to read the history behinbd Washington's scripture. What fascinating material!


  6. I am a follower and email subscriber. I would love to read this book because it very interesting.

  7. There's so much about God's hand in the shaping of our world, particularly our country, that I'm not aware of and I would love to win this book to learn more about this. Follow via GFC
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

  8. I do follow both your book review blog here and your personal blog. I would love to win this because I love the old testament stories and always look for good Christian reading. Thank you Anne

  9. Just by reading your review, I learned something that before I never really would have known. I wouldn't have put the connection together about Pilgrims fleeing their land and Moses. It sounds like it was a wonderful book to read. Thanks for the chance to win.

    coolandrew123 (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. I'm so glad that you enjoyed this book - being a history buff myself, I think I'd like it as well.

    Thanks for being on this tour!

  11. My first time here and I'd love to win this book to share with my pastor. I'd like to read it myself first, of course! Thanks for the giveaway and for the chance to win this book. I hope I do!

    Sharing Christ's Love,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com


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