America has been called a land "choice above all the lands of the earth," and that among the nations of the world "there shall be none greater." In The Spiritual Dimensions of America, author Francis M. Gibbons answers the question why the United States of America, while not the most populous, is surely the most powerful, wealthy and well-favored nation in world history. The author submits that the greatness of America does not rest alone upon the fertility of its soil, upon its favorable location, upon the climate, or upon the industry of its people. Rather, it rests upon the willingness of its people to follow the decrees of God pronounced upon the land and the constitution governing it, an instrument composed by wise men raised up for this very purpose.
The writing of this book--the author's eighteenth published work--was first suggested in 1985 by President Ezra Taft Benson, who told the author, "Frank. You should write a book about the Founding Fathers." Now, twenty years later, Francis M. Gibbons, a Stanford University-trained attorney and former General Authority, has heeded the counsel of President Benson, the eleventh President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and produced this carefully researched and insightful book.