The concept of what a covenant truly is and means is unfamiliar to most today, for it far surpasses any legal understandings or obligations with which our current culture is acquainted. God established a covenant with Abraham and his posterity, and the Bible recounts not only the duties but also the remarkable benefits produced by that mutual accord. Tim Ballard documents the ‘extension’ of that covenant re-invoked during the establishment of this nation… a covenant made between God and America’s early colonists and Founders. ‘The Covenant’ not only shows the unprecedented blessings America has received as a result of obedience to God but also what every citizen today can do to honor our national covenant with God and thus ensure His continued blessings.” David Barton, Distinguished Scholar of American History and bestselling author.Why did Christopher Columbus insist that an “angel” guided him at the moments of greatest distress? What prompted the original colonists to embrace the idea that the land of America was “New Israel” to them? What power urged Washington and his rag-tag army to successfully conquer the greatest military power on earth? What brought about the terrible national crisis that left our nation grieving, humbled and repentant after the desolation of Civil War? What is the secret behind this nation’s unsurpassed record of prosperity, protection and liberty? And what are the responsibilities and consequences incumbent upon a people so blessed? The answers to these, and many other questions relating to America’s real national treasure are found in the pages of THE COVENANT. In his new book, author Timothy Ballard answers both HOW and WHY America’s very existence stands in fulfillment of ancient biblical prophecy. Ballard’s research takes his reader on a journey through American history that has rarely, if ever, been traveled before. THE COVENANT: America’s Sacred and Immutable Connection to Ancient Israel sheds new light on the bloodline-inheritance the founders carried to America. To be certain, this book is not about America’s ties to the modern Jewish State called “Israel” which was formed by U.N. edict in 1948, but rather, the text hearkens back to a period around 720 B.C. when the Northern Kingdom of ancient Israel (the Ten Tribes) was destroyed and carried away by the Assyrians to the “North” where they became lost as to their own identity scattered among the lands and peoples of Western Europe, Great Britain and Scandinavia. These people inherit through birth and bloodline, the right to invoke “the Promises made to the Fathers.” The very covenant that was established by the Pilgrims 400 years ago in 1620. That becomes the key to our success as a nation. God help us to not forget–in all our hubris and wealth–the true source of those blessings and protection we have enjoyed for so many years.