On Sept. 17, 1787, a special convention of delegates adopted the Constitution of the United States. Unknown to most Americans, just a few weeks after beginning their meeting in Philadelphia, the entire Constitutional Convention was on the verge of collapse. Frustrated by the arguing and lack of progress among delegates, the New York delegation packed up and returned home. It appeared others would soon follow. But just on brink of failure, a miraculous event occurred that brought these men together and unified them.
The miraculous event that changed the course of the Constitutional Convention is one of the many forgotten stories from America's history.
"Our nation's history is wrought with challenges that have threatened the future of our nation. But, just when all seems lost, our national heroes have called upon a powerful weapon that changes the course of events," Loudermilk said. "This book tells the true stories of how prayers have altered weather, given men incredible courage, stopped bullets in their paths, and changed the hearts and minds of both allies and enemies."
"And Then They Prayed" tells true stories of incredible events in America's history that were altered or influenced through the awesome power of prayer. From the forests of Valley Forge, to the deadly vacuum of space, we have turned to God and witnessed his mighty hand of providence.
"Since the first story in the book is about the miracle that changed the course of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, we felt it was appropriate to have the official release on Constitution Day," Loudermilk said.
The book will officially released at the Constitution Day Festival on Saturday at the Forum in Rome. Loudermilk will be signing copies at the event.
The book is currently available in both e-book and print through Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and directly from the publisher at fastpencil.com. It will soon be released in Apple iBook format through Apple's iBook application.