Experience the American dream with today’s Patriots of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.
It’s September 11, 1777. I’m with the chaplain of Congress, Patrick Allison.
JG: “Reverend Allison, why did Congress just approve the importing of 20,000 Bibles from Holland and Scotland?”
PA: “Well, Mr. Gillespie, English printers may no longer sell us Bibles, but Congress deeply believes that the use of the Bible is universal and very important to provide Americans spiritual food so we must act now to deliver the supreme Book of Liberty to the people.”
Read more about the history of the printed Bible in early America.
John and Jan Gillespie are the founders of the Rawhide Boys’ Ranch; they have fostered 351 teenagers and wrote the book Our 351 Sons; they have also assisted numerous churches in developing youth programs and expanding their total church ministries. After running for U.S. Senate, John founded 1776 American Dream, which exists to demonstrate the vision of our founding fathers and help our generation of youth passionately embrace those values.