A book by
in which he asserts that American
s believe themselves to be
but are, in fact,
specifically, as well as
"The essence of the American is the belief that God loves her or him,
a conviction shared by nearly nine out of ten of us,
according to a Gallup poll.
To live in a country where the vast majority so enjoy's God's
affection is deeply moving,
and perhaps an entire society can sustain being the object of so sublime a regard,
which after all was granted only to
King David in the whole of the Hebrew Bible."
Touchstone, Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1993, ISBN 0-671-67997-X and 0-671-86737-7 (paperback).