Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?: A Historical Introduction was one of three finalists for the prestigious George Washington Book Prize, a $50,000 literary prize sponsored by the Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History, Washington College, and Mount Vernon.   Here are some photos from the gala event.

with Sheila Coates of Black Women United for Action

Gilder-Lehrman president Jim Basker introducing my book
Books for sale
The crowd on the lawn awaits the announcement of the winner
In the cupola
Book covers of the 3 finalists
with finalists Benjamin Irvin and Maya Jasanoff
with Mount Vernon researcher Mary Thompson
Jana Riess (my editor) and Samuel Alito

At the mansion with my wife, Joy Olson Fea

on the lawn with Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito