This would seem like a great time of the year to recommend history books for you to consider for Christmas gifts. But this is also a great time of the year for me to be up to my gills in papers and exams that I need to grade. So for now, I’m just going to make a quick post that directs you to two fine Christian historians, Thomas Kidd and John Fea, to read their recommendations.
Oh, and you really ought to read books that each has written about the role of religion and the founding of the United States: Thomas Kidd, God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution (Basic Books, 2010) and John Fea, Was America Founded As a Christian Nation?: A Historical Introduction, (Westminster John Knox Press, 2011).