The Faith of America’s Presidents

By now you’ve probably figured out that only someone who really likes to write would maintain the challenging pace of posts six days a week, every week.

Some of you know that my writing interests extend beyond Southern Gospel. As a matter of fact, if I may be permitted a little self-promotion, my book on The Faith of America’s Presidents was just published by AMG Publishers / Living Ink Books.

Copies can be purchased from Amazon and For information on purchasing an autographed copy directly from me or on bringing me in to speak on the topic to your church or group, email me at daniel**@** (Remove the asterisks.) Note: I’m also happy to autograph copies you purchase elsewhere.

Well, we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming soon, but I wanted to let you know that the book was complete.

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5 Letters to the Editor

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  1. Daniel. . .

    You and I obviously differ in our political views. You are a very young conservative. I’m a very old liberal (or as liberal as a former Baptist Deacon can be).

    I have studied the presidents even longer than I have studied gospel music. I could recite their tenures long before I knew that the Statesmen were the greatest group to ever appear on a gospel music stage.

    If I decide to purchase your book, will it make me more appreciative of our national leaders or will your ultra-conservative slant upon the matter just tick me off?

    What do you think, my friend?

    Hope you enjoy a great Resurrection Day this weekend.


  2. John,

    I think there are sections you will love, and sections you will not like quite so much. I could be wrong, but at the end I think you will agree that I am fair, and that the book presents the facts of the matter in a reasonably unbiased fashion.

    I keep commentary on conservative/liberal issues to a minimum. For example, I don’t really get far into recent presidents’ stances on abortion, though I refer to it briefly where appropriate. My focus is less on where Carter stood on abortion and more on where he stood on whether the Bible has mistakes.

    The long and the short of it is that the book pretty much sticks to the facts and reports them.

    You will disagree with parts of it, but I think you will be pleasantly surprised by other parts.

    You have a great Resurrection Day weekend, too!


  3. I pre-ordered the book from Amazon and it arrived the day I had to check into the hospital, so I have it half read .. It is interesting, and you have pretty well stuck to the facts. I probably disagree with a couplr of your conclusions, and am looking forward to an email discussion when I have finished it.

  4. I’ll look forward to an email discussion…book or not, I’m never “above” taking a second look and re-assessing a President in light of new evidence or viewpoints.

  5. Got my copy today…looking forward to ripping it to shre….er, I mean, discussing it with you. :o)