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From Sea to Shining Sea: 1787-1837 (God's Plan for America)

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In From Sea to Shining Sea history buffs are transported back to the post-revolutionary era to discover how God intervened on behalf of a struggling nation. This fast-paced, absorbing narrative and sequel to the bestselling The Light and the Glory covers that fragile time in America's history from 1787 to 1837 when a newborn nation faced challenges and overcame her growing ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published August 1st 1989 by Revell (first published 1985)
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Tim Chavel
Jul 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Peter Marshall has written three books in this series, "The Light and The Glory: 1492-1793," "From Sea to Shining Sea: 1787-1837," and Sounding Forth The Trumpet: 1837-1860." And three books are a historical view of Scripture from a Biblical perspective. This one deals with America's attitude toward slavery. But, by no means is it only about slavery. Peter Marshall is the son of the Peter Marshall who was the chaplain of the Senate of the U.S. for a number of years. The elder senior has both a b ...more
Larry Killion
“From Sea to Shining Sea

By Peter Marshall and David Manuel

This sequel to the best-selling "The Light and the Glory" covers that fragile time in our history from 1787 to 1837 when newborn America faced many challenges and overcame her growing pains by clinging to the Christian faith that was her heritage. Good follow up after "The Light and the Glory". Looking forward the next book. It is refreshing to read of historic events without the Christian point of view being ignored. Three stars. ”
Oct 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Source: Self-purchase.
Rating: 5 stars for excellent.
In the first book in this series, The Light and the Glory, the emphasis is on the founding of America through to the Revolutionary War.
In From Sea to Shining Sea, the emphasis is on 1787-1837, those fifty years after the nation was established.
Examples of topics:

the War of 1812,
westward expansion,
a nation divided over slavery,
the Great Awakening movement,
denomination and religious movements,
circuit riders,
the Alamo.

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Wayne Walker
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In this sequel to their best-selling The Light and the Glory, authors Peter Marshall and David Manuel cover that fragile time in America’s history from 1787, after the 1783 Treaty of Paris, to 1837, as the country plunged westward and expanded across a continent. During this time, the infant nation faced many challenges and overcame her growing pains by clinging to the Christian faith that was her heritage. The 444 paged paperback includes an index, making it an excellent reference work for home ...more
Apr 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
I loved reading this book when my children were younger!
May 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is an excellent historical novel. I learned so much history which was little-known to me, but so important to the development of our country.
Sep 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing

The second book in the series.
May 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Real American history.I read it aloud with my kids and we all liked it.
Kent Horner
A continuation of divine providence in the history of our nation 1797-1837. I give tis the same review as "The Light And The Glory".
Jun 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: american-history
Really enjoying this trilogy. I learned a great deal of new information from this second book. I do recommend it for history lovers. The authors Christian insight provoke good thought.
Tammy Webb-witholt
So good! This speaks of the nation moving west. A wonderful story and history of names and places as we spread our territory to the west - I loved all of these books. I assigned them to myself.
Aug 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Not one of my favorite histories. It has some good points, but really paints the South in a bad light, but the author is from the North.
Jun 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
excellant book.
Michael Walker
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: history
Less substantive than its predecessor, "The Light and the Glory," by the same two authors.
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sequel to The Light & The Glory. I personally prefer Revolutionary to Civil. Still good information, I did not know.
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The Rev. Peter Marshall is a Presbyterian minister who for over forty years has gained national recognition as a preacher on Christian growth and discipleship, and as a teacher and writer on America's Christian heritage. Because he believes that our nation is in moral and spiritual crisis and that the only hope
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“One day, Methodist circuit rider Jesse Lee downtime self accosted by two lawyers:
"You are a preacher, sir?"
"Yes, I generally pass for one," replied Lee.
"You preach very often, I suppose?"
"Generally every day; frequently twice a day, or more."
"How do you find time to study, when you preach so often?"
"I study when writing," said Lee. "And read when resting," he added, maintaining a smile, though he could see now where they were heading.
The first lawyer feigned incredulity. "But do you not write your sermons?"
"No, not very often, at least."
"Do you not often make mistakes preaching extemporaneously?" the second lawyer queried.
Lee nodded. "I do, sometimes."
"Well, do you correct them?"
"That depends on the character of the mistake. I was preaching the other day, and I went to quote the text, 'All liars shall have their part in the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone,' and by mistake I said, 'All lawyers shall have their part--'"
The first lawyer interrupted him. "What did you do with that? Did you correct it?"
"Oh, no, it was so nearly true I didn't bother."
"Humph!" said one of the lawyers looking at the other, "I don't know whether you are more a knave than a fool!"
Neither," replied Lee smiling, and looking at the one on his right and the one on his left, "I'd say I was just between the two.”
“Any man who had foretold such disasters this day last year would have been treated as a madman or a traitor. He would've been told that ere seven months have gone by, the American flag would have been swept from the ocean, the American navy destroyed, and the maritime arsenals reduced to ashes. Yet not one of the American frigates has struck her colors... Nothing chases them, nothing intercepts them, nothing engages them, except to yield…” 0 likes
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