American Jesus "How the Son of God Became a National Icon" is the title of a new book about Jesus, the greatest person who ever lived.
It is true, America and Jesus can be said to be joined at the hip, so to speak, and it is true, one might go on to say, because both want it that way. But America is not the only country that has claimed this special divine status the deity over the course of human history, yet it is the most promenent one to do so, certainly in modern times. And we might add that all in all it is a good thing.
Mel Gibson's movie The Passion of the Christ rivaled the most successful Hollywood blockbusters, raking in nearly $370 million in domestic, gross box-office revenue.
This film portrays the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus, and is only the latest effort to bring Jesus into the center of American's life.