"We Believe: 30 Days to Understanding Your American Heritage"

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New release from Dunham Books inspires Americans to take the 30-day challenge to becoming a better-informed citizen

We Believe: 30 Days to Understanding Your American Heritage

Nashville-based Dunham Books is set to release the most definitive and comprehensive book to understanding our American heritage, "We Believe: 30 Days to Understanding Your American Heritage" (October). "We Believe" is designed to be a quick and easy way for Americans to understand what we, as a nation, believe and the core values upon which our great country was built and continues to thrive on.

Unlike no other book in recent memory, "We Believe", co-authored by Jack Watts and David Dunham, is a powerful 30-day tutorial to understanding what our Founding Fathers believed, coupled with the erudite wisdom from subsequent generations, in the hopes of making us all better-informed Americans.

Staggeringly aware of the millions of Americans with limited understanding of the core values upon which our nation was established, the authors of "We Believe" will take readers on a historical journey from the Declaration of Independence to the United States Constitution to the Bill of Rights to the words of modern-day bearers of our American heritage. "We Believe" echoes with the voices of great leaders including James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, President Lincoln, JFK, Dr. Martin Luther King, President Reagan, among others--and how their words shaped, and continue to shape, our futures.

Readers will revel in the patriotic words of Patrick Henry and his "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" cry to John F. Kennedy's unforgettable "Ask Not" inaugural address and Martin Luther King's moving "I Have a Dream" speech.

Readers of "We Believe" will come away inspired by the thoughts, ideas and writings of these great leaders and infused with a sense of responsibility to preserve those very same American values for future generations.

"Our purpose in writing 'We Believe' is to provide Americans of all ages--regardless of their political persuasion--a concise and easy-to-understand book about our country's founding," said David Dunham. "Jack and I wrote 'We Believe' so that readers can better understand the beliefs and principles that have shaped our laws and policies in the hopes that the sacrifices of our forefathers will have not been in vain."

"Our hope is that readers of 'We Believe' will become citizens who better understand our shared history and are willing to take and make a stand for the values we hold so dear," said co-author Jack Watts. "With perils from without and within, understanding our core American values is more important than ever."

"We Believe" successfully encapsulates 200-plus years of our American heritage into one document and boldly challenges its citizenry not to let the American dream and all that we stand for become unrecognizable and slip away.

About David Dunham
David Dunham is a 35-year veteran of book publishing with over two dozen New York Times bestsellers to his credit. From 2002-2007, he served as Senior Vice President & Group Publisher for Thomas Nelson, Inc. In 2007, he formed The Dunham Group, a publishing and entertainment firm, representing authors, actors, artists and entrepreneurs to help build their brands through book publishing, television, film, licensing, product development and corporate endorsements.

Although he's published over 500 books over three decades, this is his first book as an author. He and his co-author, Jack Watts, are currently working on two other books.

About Jack Watts
Jack Watts is a marketing executive who lives in Atlanta, and for the past twenty-five years he has worked primarily with non-profit organizations and book publishers. In the last four years, he has spent much of his time writing. His first book, "Hi, My Name Is Jack" (Winter 2012), is his story--a lifelong journey of recovery from alcoholism and familial dysfunction. Part of his journey involves religious abuse, which is why he has also written "Recovery from Religious Abuse: 11 Steps to Spiritual Freedom" (Winter 2011). Both books will be published by Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster.

He is currently working on two other books with Dunham including "From the Oval Office: 30 Days to Understanding Presidential Leadership" and "Faith of Our Fathers: 30 Days to Understanding American History"--both similar in format and structure to We Believe.

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