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“Every Leaf, Line, And Letter” is a great read on the history of American Evangelicalism and the Bible through American History. The title is a compilation of several articles covering many topics on the subject, including:
– Faith and free will by quoting early leaders like Jonathan Edwards and John Erskine.
– How the Bible was used to justify slavery.
– Teaching the Bible to children and young people.
– Various spiritual renewals and awakenings.
– The danger of emphasizing nationalism too much.
Many other topics are covered. After reading enough of this title to understand its contents, here are some things I like about this book:
– Written by authors of various viewpoints.
– Easy to read and understand.
– Very informative on how evangelicalism has been an important part of American history.
– How evangelicalism has impacted American culture for better or worse (readers will differ on this).
– How the Bible has impacted Americans over the centuries.
Good read and recommended. I was given a review copy by IVP in exchange for a fair review and appreciate the opportunity.