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From the founding of the United States to today, America’s leaders have been inspired and guided by words of scripture. In this sweeping collection, historian and lawmaker Mike Winder explores the sacred words that have inspired and shaped the hearts of presidents, first ladies, congressmen, governors, and senators. Gathered from personal interviews, countless speeches, and hundreds of sources, this compilation discusses the favorite verses of prominent current and historical American figures, including •President John Adams and the inspiration he gained from Hindu scripture, particularly the Introduction to the Shasta: “God is one, creator of all, universal sphere, without beginning, without end.” •First Lady Michelle Obama’s lifelong commitment to the daily living of one’s religion, as is admonished in Luke 9:23: “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” •President Abraham Lincoln and the three verses inscribed in his inaugural Bible, including Matthew 7:1: “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” Whether you are a history lover, a political junkie, or an American of faith, study these wise selections from the Bible, the Qur’an, the Book of Mormon, and more and discover the truths that have shaped and defined this great nation.