This offering from the Bible League Canada is a collection of beautiful pictures from across this great country of ours, and short pieces of historical facts that remind the reader of just how deeply connected to faith the founding and shaping of Canada was.
Fittingly produced for the Sesqui-centennial of the founding of the Dominion, I throughly enjoyed this book. I have always known that the faith of the Founding Fathers, and influencers was instrumental in shaping the core values of our Nation, but it was fascinating to see just how much.
I did not know the story of how the passage from Psalm 72 was chosen as the basis for the naming of the Dominion of Canada. Nor did I know that what became Sick Kids Hospital was founded by a strong and visionary woman of faith. Even our education and health care systems came about by the deep caring of Pastor’s hearts.
The photographs used throughout the book highlight what a beautiful and diverse country we call home. My one disappointment is that nowhere was there any indication of the locations shared here. While I recognized many locales, there are others I would love to visit and enjoy.
I think there are many in our leadership today who would be surprised at the very things they are seeking to remove God and Scriptural foundations from – are the important systems we have because people of faith carried out the call God placed on their lives to see them into existence.
I can’t wait for my next visit to Ottawa, and to take an opportunity to see the Scripture passages that are engraved in stone – quite literally – on our House of Commons. A great reminder to continue to pray that these will once again become reminders that all we have in Canada is from God’s gracious hand.
Thank you to Graf-Martin Communications and Bible League Canada for giving me the opportunity to independently review this book.