One Nation without God?: The Battle for Christianity in an Age of Unbelief

Book Description

Publication Date: September 1, 2012
Christianity in America is under siege. From litigation over coaches starting games with prayer to expulsion from college for refusing to endorse beliefs at odds with the Christian faith, hardly a week goes by without news of the declining influence that Christianity has in the public square. Can Christianity in this country survive the advances of secularists and remain influential in our culture? And if a new spiritual awakening is possible, what form will it take?Supported by an astonishing parade of concrete examples and direct quotes from reporters, judges, bloggers, and influencers, David Aikman turns his journalist’s eye on the rise of hostility toward Christian expression in America and the alarming decline of orthodox belief among those who call themselves Christians. He explores the inspiring history of Christianity in America, the powerful cultural influences that have weakened the church, and the bright spots of hope he sees across the country, suggesting possible ways Christian influence in America might be refined and revived.

Pastors, culture-watchers, and anyone concerned about the state of the church in America will find this a fascinating and eye-opening read.


This has been an exciting year so far for the Barbara Casey Literary Agency, and I wanted to share some of my news.

BLOOD AND GOLD, the third book in the Craige Ingram Mystery Series written by my client Hawk MacKinney, was released at the beginning of 2012. The next book in the series, LADY OF CORPSEWOOD MANOR, is scheduled for release early 2013. In addition, Hawk’s science fiction series was picked up by Sage Words Publishing. The first book in that series, THE CAIRNS OF SAINCTUARIE: THE BLEIKOVAT EVENT, will be released this fall. The cover has just been finalized, and it is spectacular!

For those of you who haven’t read any of Hawk’s books yet, you are in for a treat. Raised in the coal mining Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, Welsh and Scottish blooded Hawk MacKinney served in the US Navy for over 20 years. While serving as a Navy Commander, he also had a career as a full-time faculty member at several major state medical facilities. He earned two postgraduate degrees with additional studies in foreign languages and history. He has taught postgraduate courses in both the United States and Jerusalem, Israel. In addition to his science fiction and mystery series, Hawk has authored several other works of fiction, including the award-winning historical novel MOCCASIN TRACE.

Client and nonfiction author David Aikman was offered a five figure advance for his work, ONE NATION WITHOUT GOD by Baker Books, the largest religious publisher in the world. Scheduled for release in September, this thought-provoking work will be distributed internationally.

In addition, the Barbara Casey Agency placed David’s latest work of fiction with Strategic Media Books. KIDNAPPED IN GAZA, a political suspense novel, was released this spring and is already in line for a second printing.

Most recently, the Barbara Casey Agency finalized the contract offered by Tyndale Publishing and negotiated a five-figure advance for David’s memoirs.

Some of you might remember David’s much-acclaimed biography on President George W Bush, among other things. An award-winning print and broadcast journalist, a best-selling author, and a foreign affairs commentator, David is based in the Washington, DC area. His wide-ranging professional achievements include a 23-year career at TIME Magazine with reporting spanning the globe of nearly all the major historical events of the time. Since leaving TIME, he has authored over a dozen books, both fiction and nonfiction, with several publishers including Tyndale House, Baker Books, and B&H Publishing Group. With special expertise in China, Russia, the Middle East, Mongolia and religious freedom issues worldwide, David is frequently invited to deliver expert testimony at Congressional hearings and is a popular speaker at conferences, seminars, panels, as well as academic, church and professional groups all over the world. David’s broadcast career includes a two-hour documentary on the Middle East peace process that was aired worldwide on the BBC, and a six-part documentary based on his book GREAT SOULS: Six Who Changed a Century. In addition, David has been a commentator on NBC, ABC, CNN, Fox News, and the BBC and has also been a guest on C-Span, CBN and local television and radio stations around the country.

In March, the Barbara Casey Agency was thrilled to sign award-winning author p. m. terrell. Known internationally for her “Black Swamp Mystery Series,” I will be representing her new mystery/suspense series and other future works, as well as the foreign, film, and television rights for all of her works.

Finally, on a personal note, my latest adult novel, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO PRISSY, was put under contract by Strategic Media Books at the beginning of the year. It is scheduled for release in March 2013 and will be distributed nationally. The art department at Strategic Media Books is finalizing the cover now, and I must say, they have really captured the essence of my novel. It is beautiful!

Also, Gauthier Publications, the publisher of my young adult novel THE CADENCE OF GYPSIES which was published last spring, contracted two of my short stories for their anthology of horror stories which will be released next month. They also have plans to release THE CADENCE OF GYPSIES early this fall in e-book format for those of you who want to read it in Kindle, Nook, or other electronic readers.

Please visit again soon. I will be telling you about some of my other clients, pending contracts, and new projects the Barbara Casey Agency is working on.