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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (544 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter Marshall, David Manuel Narrator: Raymond Todd Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781455178285
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Did Columbus believe that God called him west to undiscovered lands? Does American democracy owe its inception to the handful of Pilgrims that settled at Plymouth? If, indeed, there was a specific, divine call upon this nation, is it still valid today? Was this continent the stage for a new act in the drama of redemption? The Light and the Glory answers these questions and many more for anyoe interested in the founding of the great experiment called America, visiting American history from Christopher Columbus through George Washington’s presidency. As we look at our nation’s history from God’s point of view, we begin to have an idea of how much we owe a very few—and how much is still at stake.

The Light and the Glory is the perfect handbook to our nation’s beginnings—and its future.

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  • The Light and the Glory reveals our true national heritage and inspires us to stay on God’s course as a nation.”

    Tim LaHaye

  • The Light and the Glory gives us new appreciation and inspiration to fulfill God’s plan for us as a nation.”

    Bill Bright

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ora Smith | 2/12/2014

    " Interesting concept and I think the authors were right on. Appreciated all the research they did. Great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edie | 2/10/2014

    " Excellent book covering the creation of America from Columbus setting out through Washington's presidency. It is filled with excerpts from historic documents, allowing me to see what people, who were influential in shaping America, actually said or wrote. I realized much of my understanding doesn't reflect or isn't complete in what in reality transpired. After reading aloud several chapters to my husband, he purchased a copy for himself. He has commented how fascinating it is. I agree. There are two successive volumes I am hoping to read in the future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kit Trout | 1/29/2014

    " I wish I'd read this in High School, when our country started the trend to apologize for being American. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 1/27/2014

    " Very good read on American history with an eye to God's actions in the background and foreground. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn Stiles | 1/9/2014

    " THis book should be read by every American!!! It should be mandatory in all High School history classes...our nation's founding fathers fought hard to establish this nation as a God fearing nation so as to employ His Blessing to us. Read this book!!! :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carolyn C. | 1/7/2014

    " This was a Book Grouop choice...didn't make it through the book and probably never will. Parts were interesting but I'm just not a lover of "text book" style. I do appreciate the research they put into it though...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!! Snoozer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 12/23/2013

    " If you want to understand Christopher Columbus' role in God's plan, read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 12/21/2013

    " I'm still working on it. I believe this nation was divinely created. It's interesting to read these authors' conclusions from their research. I'll write more when I finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mirandy Richardson | 12/20/2013

    " Great book! Must read for liberty minded patriots! This book, I feel, is written for this time in history! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 12/17/2013

    " Was God involed in out founding of the US? You will find answers here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith Hampton | 12/15/2013

    " This is a great history of early America through the American Revolution. It provides a much needed spiritual dimension to the history of this period. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Chambers | 12/7/2013

    " A refreshing look at history "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 11/16/2013

    " This book is amazing! I found it in my mom's library. It shows how America definitely has CHRISTIAN roots, no matter what the public schools and the history channel want you to think! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 9/15/2013

    " The history of each state stuck out to me, in light of the issue of states rights that is resurfacing in our generation. They provided resarch to prevent us from accepting the secular views on our history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karyn | 5/19/2013

    " This is a history book told from the prespective of a Christian man. He shares the spiritual side of American hstory. I really enjoyed reading it. There is also a children's version which I am reading to my son & he really likes it, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy Webb-witholt | 2/17/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book and the perspective from which it is told. I had one of the authors David Manuel for a writing class. Such a great book, I grew more enlightened about American history and why this nation was established. Great Lessons, it reads like both a story and a text book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary Zackery | 1/2/2013

    " One of the most influential books I have ever read displaying the providence of God in the forming of this nation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krista | 12/13/2012

    " I think this is an absolute must read! I love history and this book does an awesome job of researching what our founding fathers were like in their spirituality and how are nation was shaped and created by these men and women. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clark | 8/22/2012

    " What to Read when You want to know real American history "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenniefamilee | 11/29/2011

    " A christian perspective of the early history of the greatest country on earth. If I could only see providence in current events as strongly as I can see in our past, through these authors' eyes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 8/8/2011

    " Ok, this book is without a doubt the best history book ever written!!!! <3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 8/7/2011

    " I see unfolding before me, with every page I read, America's purpose in humanity's existence. More as I continue reading "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eva | 8/6/2011

    " If you want a completely different point of view on history than any textbook you have ever read in school, then you will love this Manifest Destiny perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 3/9/2011

    " American history in our schools has been twisted into secular progresive propaganda. If you would like to find out what was excluded from your early American history education read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krista | 1/11/2011

    " I think this is an absolute must read! I love history and this book does an awesome job of researching what our founding fathers were like in their spirituality and how are nation was shaped and created by these men and women. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karyn | 9/18/2010

    " This is a history book told from the prespective of a Christian man. He shares the spiritual side of American hstory. I really enjoyed reading it. There is also a children's version which I am reading to my son & he really likes it, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 5/11/2010

    " If you want to understand Christopher Columbus' role in God's plan, read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 1/30/2010

    " THis book should be read by every American!!! It should be mandatory in all High School history classes...our nation's founding fathers fought hard to establish this nation as a God fearing nation so as to employ His Blessing to us. Read this book!!! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 6/12/2009

    " Very good read on American history with an eye to God's actions in the background and foreground. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clark | 5/23/2009

    " What to Read when You want to know real American history "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dick | 3/27/2009

    " Wonderul book for Christians. This book - or a copy of it - was in my Mother's library for many years. I could not find it, so ordered my own copy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carolyn | 2/4/2009

    " This was a Book Grouop choice...didn't make it through the book and probably never will. Parts were interesting but I'm just not a lover of "text book" style. I do appreciate the research they put into it though...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!! Snoozer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cori | 6/20/2008

    " Read this for a book group and it was pretty interesting. Not light reading though, really took a concerted effort for me to get through it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tootles | 6/6/2008

    " yet another excellant book if you enjoy learning about the religious background and such and the like they were really good
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About the Author

Peter Marshall has gained national recognition as a preacher and teacher on Christian maturity. A graduate of Yale University and Princeton Theological Seminary, he formerly served as pastor of the East Dennis Community Church on Cape Cod. He is the coauthor of The Light and the Glory, Mercy Clifton, and Nate Donovan.

About the Narrator

Raymond Todd is an actor and director in the theater as well as a poet and documentary filmmaker. He plays jazz trombone for the Leatherstocking quartet, an ensemble that gets its name from one of his favorite Blackstone narrations, The Deerslayer. Todd lives in New York.