Share the Joys of Being Christian
Praising the Gifts of God celebrates every aspect of Christianity—from its proud roots with the birth of Jesus Christ to its influence on modern-day life. Alan A Swenson guides this journey through the past to the present, offering interesting facts about the history and meaning of a variety of important Christian traditions, including prayers, holidays, Baptism, the Eucharist, weddings, and the Stations of the Cross. Swenson explores how Christianity is in fact deeply ingrained in our own government, from the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address to the National Anthem and “In God We Trust” on our currency. And he pays homage to key Christians, whose works have profoundly changed our world for the better, including John Calvin, John and Charles Wesley, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Norman Vincent Peale.
Praising the Gifts of God does more than pay tribute to the Christian faith, however. It’s also an inspirational resource to cherish and reflect upon for strength and hope—earning a well-deserved place on any reader’s bookshelf.
Allan A. Swenson is the author of many books, including the bestselling Plants of the Bible and Flowers of the Bible. He has made numerous appearances on the Christian Broadcasting Network, and lives in Kennebunk, Maine.