- Hardcover: 342 pages
- Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group/Master Books; Reprint edition (August 26, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0890515980
About the book:
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, insightful quotes, and 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!
My take on this book:
I need to start out by saying that I learned more about the signing of The Declaration Of Independence in the preface of this book than I ever remember learning in history class. I really knew very few names of the fifty-six of the men who signed and was surprised to learn that King George ordered his soldiers to find and execute them, thinking it would put an end to the "foolish" rebellion.
I like the way this book is presented. It is set up so that the signors are broken down by the state where they lived. We are given a brief glimpse each man which includes interesting tidbits about there lives. I think it was quite informative that what they did for public service is included in its own little box so that you can see in what other ways these fine men contributed to the country. There are also questions included after each mans bio that allow you to further learn about the individual. The illustrations in the book are very well done and I particularly liked the illustrations of homes that were included with some of the bios.
While this beautiful hard bound book would be great for home school teachers I think it is a wonderful book for anyone who is interested in learning more about our countries history and should be recommended reading for public schools. A book that will appeal to teens as well as adults, that would make a great gift. This book will be staying in my permanent library.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.