AUTHOR: Paul Richardson and Bob Beasley
PUBLISHER: Bible League Canada
Releasing just in time for Canada Day, One Dominion outlines Canadian Christian history from John Cabot raising the cross on Canadian shores in 1497 to this year’s celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.
One Dominion invites readers into an exploratory journey through Canada’s history, highlighting key moments of faith and Christian influence, from the founding of educational institutions and hospitals, to the creation of countless charitable organizations and architectural masterpieces. With inspiring accounts of individuals who founded our country upon the Living Word of God, One Dominion helps readers uncover a deeper understanding of Canada’s foundations and futures, through Scripture and the tests of faith passed by those who have gone before.
In this carefully crafted book, Paul Richardson, President of Bible League Canada, and Bob Beasley, Vice President of International Ministry at Bible League Canada, identify Canada’s purpose and mandate as a nation, as inscribed on the Peace Tower of Parliament Hill: “He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.” (Psalm 72:8 KJV) Through stunning photography and enthralling historical accounts, this book is designed to instill confidence and hope in the Christians of Canada and encourage them to steward well the resources, opportunities, and peace with which this country has been blessed. Richardson encourages, “Canadians have much to be thankful for, past, present, and future, and much to steward well, both at home and for the benefit of other countries. This is a great reminder of just that.” (Courtesy of Press Release by Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.)
What a wonderful way to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday! I was thrilled when my copy of One Dominion arrived, because I love my adopted country and am always eager to learn more about it. From the beautiful cover with our national anthem written in glowing white cursive on the matte cover and gorgeous photos throughout, this book is a feast for the eyes.
As an adult immigrant to Canada (from the United States), I enjoyed learning more of the history of this great nation. This book introduced me to the strong, hard-working men and women of faith who laid the solid foundations that made this country strong and free. I have to say, though, that the contrast between what once was and what is today, faith-wise, weighs heavy on my heart.
One Dominion is a beautiful book filled with reasons why Canadian Christians have the right to be proud of their country—and why we need to pray for it to return to its foundation. I highly recommend this book and award it five stars.