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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 growin ...more
Paperback, 478 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Revell (first published 1985)
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Tim Chavel
Jul 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
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. ”
Annette
Oct 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Source: Self-purchase.
Rating: 5 stars for excellent.
Summary:
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 S.
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Lisa
Apr 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved reading this book when my children were younger!
Annette
May 06, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Bridget
Sep 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


The second book in the series.
Clark
May 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Real American history.I read it aloud with my kids and we all liked it.
Kent Horner
Sep 18, 2010 rated it liked it
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".
Gayle
Jun 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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.
Bro
Aug 03, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Tootles
Jun 06, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
excellant book.
Michael Walker
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
Less substantive than its predecessor, "The Light and the Glory," by the same two authors.
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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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