• M Taylor posted an update 1 week, 2 days ago

    “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.