American GospelGod, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation
Random HouseCopyright © 2006 Jon Meacham
All right reserved.ISBN: 9781400065554
"The great fact about America-the American gospel-is that belief in God is central to the country's experience, but faith is a matter of choice, not coercion. Religion is central to American life (from the Mayflower, to Jamestown, to the Declaration of Independence, to today), and consequently we must handle it very carefully."-from American Gospel
From the Compact Disc edition.