By Matthew Paul Turner
American citizens love God. We stamp God on our cash, our bumper stickers, and bodies. With a church on approximately each road, it is demanding to disclaim our country's deep reference to the divine.
but tradition critic Matthew Paul Turner says that God did not simply swap America-America replaced God. hence, can we even realize the "real" God?
Whip-smart and provocative, Turner explores the U.S.' sizeable effect on God, instructed via an grand real historical past of religion, politics, and evangelical pyrotechnics.
From Puritans to Pentecostals, from progressives to mega-pastors, Turner examines how American background and beliefs remodeled our conception of God. Fearless and humorous, this is often the definitive advisor to the yankee adventure of the Almighty-a tale so strange, brilliant, and pleasing that it might basically be made within the U.S.A.
it doesn't matter what your political or spiritual association, this publication will problem and pleasure with its razor sharp wit, social remark, and savvy historic perception. it'll make you re-examine how you take into consideration the United States as a "Christian nation," and assist you re-imagine a greater destiny for God and nation.
finally, Turner dares to invite: Does God regulate the way forward for America-or is it the opposite direction round?