For You They Signed: The Spiritual Heritage of Those Who Shaped Our Nation

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New Leaf Publishing Group, Sep 1, 2010 - History - 400 pages

In 1776, 56 men signed their names on a document that they knew might well mean their certain deaths as traitors to England. Standing on principles of faith and liberty, these men forged a powerful call for freedom and human dignity still resonating today in America. Yet, historical revisionists have distorted or attempted to wipe away every trace of this nation's Christian heritage, including the heartfelt faith of these founding fathers.

More than simply facts and figures, For You They Signed provides an abundance of resources within one volume, including:
• A full year of life-changing, challenging family or group devotional character studies
• Over 90 illustrations, biographical summaries, and insightful quotes
• Character quality definitions, Patrick Henry's speech delivered to the signers, the Christian nature of state constitutions, and the Christian nature of America's universities.

The Declaration of Independence remains one of history's most enduring achievements, and this text will help you value those freedoms these men fought for in an insightfully fresh way. It will also assist you in catching the God-given vision of these faithful new Americans, igniting a fire for your family, community, and the generations to come. Here is a volume that should be found in every private and public library in America... a meticulously documented look back to the true birth of our nation.

They pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor so that we could be free!

"This is certainly a work for 'such a time a this'... It is my prayer that this resource will find a way into every home so that this generation can know the sacrifice required to establish the God-inspired design of our nation." -Stanley John, Senior Vice President, Focus on the Family

 

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Excellent book on the history!

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When I first saw this book, I knew it was one that I wanted to read and have on our bookshelf at home. It did not disappoint when it arrived. I love this time period in our history, as it is the time ... Read full review

a treasury of information

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This book is an amazing resource for homeschool parents as they study the foundation of the United States of America, or for parents who want to supplement their children's education with character ... Read full review

Contents

New Hampshire
2
Matthew Thornton
7
William Whipple
13
Massachusetts
20
Samuel Adams
29
Elbridge Gerry
38
John Hancock
44
Robert Treat Paine
51
James Wilson
192
Delaware
198
George Read
204
Caesar Rodney
209
Maryland
216
Samuel Chase
222
William Paca
227
Thomas Stone
231

Rhode Island
56
Stephen Hopkins
59
Connecticut
64
Roger Sherman
68
William Williams
75
Oliver Wolcott
80
New York
86
Francis Lewis
90
Phillip Livingston
95
Lewis Morris
99
New Jersey
108
John Hart
113
Francis Hopkinson
119
Richard Stockton
126
John Witherspoon
132
Pennsylvania
140
Benjamin Franklin
146
Robert Morris
158
John Morton
169
George Ross
172
Benjamin Rush
175
James Smith
187
George Taylor
190
Virgina
236
Benjamin Harrison
240
Thomas Jefferson
244
Francis Lightfoot Lee
255
Richard Henry Lee
259
Thomas Nelson Jr
268
George Wythe
275
North Carolina
282
William Hooper
285
John Penn
289
South Carolina
294
Thomas Lynch Jr
298
Arthur Middleton
301
Edward Rutledge
305
Georgia
310
Lyman Hall
313
George Walton
316
Epilogue
319
Appendix A
320
Endnotes
329
Bibliography
341
Suggested Reading
342
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Marilyn Boyer is the descendant of a Revolutionary War soldier, and a daughter of a World War II veteran. She is the wife of an Air Force veteran, mother and home educator of fourteen sons and daughters, and grandmother of six. Deeply patriotic and passionate about America's Christian history, Marilyn has in For You They Signed brought to life the stories of the 56 noble men who pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to secure our freedom. Marilyn and her husband, Rick, were among the pioneers of the modern home education movement in the early 1980’s. Together they founded The Learning Parent ministry, have written over a dozen books, and travel around the country and abroad, speaking at home school and Christian parenting conferences to encourage, inspire and challenge the parents training the next generation of Americans. Their books have circulated around the globe and have been translated into several foreign languages.

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