The Light and the Glory

  • by Peter Marshall, David Manuel
  • Narrated by Raymond Todd
  • 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"America, America, God shed His grace on thee...." Did Columbus believe that God called him west to undiscovered lands? Does American democracy owe its inception to the handful of Pilgrims that settled at Plymouth? If, indeed, there was a specific, divine call upon this nation, is it still valid today? The Light and the Glory answers these questions, and many, many more. As we look at our nation's history from God's point of view, we begin to have an idea of how much we owe a very few, and how much is still at stake.


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Quite a stretch

First, I am not anti religion. In fact, I am a Christian.

This book is exactly the kind of writing that alienates people from Christianity. The authors attribute everything positive that happens to God---and everything bad to either God giving discipline or Satan defending "his continent" from godly conquest.

Jamestown incurred the wrath of God but the Pilgrims were blessed---only half of them died the first year because they were godly and kind to the Indians. Actually the Pilgrims stole food from the Indians and later started a significant war with the Indians---see King Phillips War.

This book not only distorts history---there is much in here that simply is not true---but it gets almost silly trying to make a very misguided point about the United States being truly "one" nation under God.

Occasionally you'll hear an interesting historical tidbit but more often you'll get hysterical bullsh-t.

The entire Pilgrim bit is riddled with nonsense. From their wiley negotiations (false) to God's choosing of where they were to set up shop---false---they were put off by the Mayflower's captain who did not wish to go to further south to Virginia where they were supposed to go.

If you want inspiration, I suppose you can ignore fact and justify your beliefs through this largely fabricated fable. But if you want history, look elsewhere. Start with 1492---a much better book, researched by an actual historian.

Sorry folks, this makes nice entertainment but so much of it is false it will probably do more harm than good.

Chris Reich
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- Chris Reich "Business Physicist and Astronomer"


The great history of God's Covenant with America from Columbus through Washington's Presidency. A well researched and well written book, should be required reading for all citizens and high school seniiors in this country. The narrator was only average but articulate and is not a hinderance. The book spends a long time on discovery and the early settlements, telling stories unfortunately not often told. A must read for all Christians. Would make a great Sunday School series. Please do not let my verbal inadequacies hinder your purchase, as I believe the authors to have been inspired by the Lord. A story that needs to be known and shared, more now than ever. Learn, enjoy and share what you discover.
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- DMHVetSurveyor

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-22-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.