God and Texas provides accurate stories from early Texas history, that illustrate the many ways God impacted the lives of the settlers of the Lone Star State. From romance and humor, to warfare and murder, God and Texas exposes' man at his worst, and God at His best. Step back in time, and sense the fear these pioneers experienced as they battled the cruel enemies of weather, disease, and war. Read the poignant letters of brave soldiers as they faced certain death, and the stirring verse of generals and slaves. Hear amazing testimonies of trust in God and the necessity of prayer, Bible study, and worship. Amazingly, God and Texas fills the glaring gap in most Texas history books, where the Hand of God was ignored. God and Texas begins with newly researched information about the original occupants of Texas and its eventual settlement as a part of the New World, along with the faith implications of such settlement. Covering from the sixteenth century through the dawn of the twentieth century is indeed an impressive goal, and the author has done so in an easy-to-digest chronological style. The author has done a masterful job of including a wide variety of stories in this collection, ensuring that a vast chorus of voices and their experiences are heard. He includes the stories of the Native occupants of Texas, black voices, Spanish Christians, French explorers, hardy pioneers, and female settlers, offering a well-rounded picture of life in historic Texas. The religious history presented within the pages of God and Texas also demonstrate depth, showing the impact of many different faith communities, including Catholic, Protestant, Pentecostal, and Jewish. Further, the stories themselves cover a wide variety of genres, from history and religion to education and music. These inclusive selections are sure to catch the reader's interest. The author's own long family history in Texas also adds a personal touch that brings the history to heart.