“Bill Griffeth’s story is America’s story. By Faith Alone offers an unexpected and fascinating tour through some of the epic events of American history—the Pilgrims, the Salem witch trials, the founding of New York—from a completely fresh point of view. Reading this book is like watching the slide show of an old friend—a friend who knows what he’s talking about, has done his homework, enjoys telling a good story, and was transformed by his own journey. I cheered his extraordinary family and was moved by their faith.”
—Bruce Feiler, author of Walking the Bible and Where God Was Born
“Enthralling . . . Bill Griffeth shows directly how his own four-hundred-year family history is a microcosm of American Protestant history.”
—John Dominic Crossan, author of God & Empire
“Weaving history, faith, and family, By Faith Alone is a work of love that is equally inspirational and educational and, not least, a fascinating journey from beginning to end.”
—Jeremiah J. Park, resident bishop, New York area, United Methodist Church
From the Hardcover edition.