Rhode Island's Own Roger Williams

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This was a great read and I felt that I could connect with the story. I true believe in the fact that people should be able to choose what they want to believe in. I feel that this book was very influential and informative. Very relatable for separatists and others who wanted freedom of religion.

-William Bradford

This was a very interesting book. I could not relate to the character or the ideas presented in the book since that I believe in following only one religion. Well written but not very sympathetic.

-John Winthrop

“This book was very entertaining and well written. This is a critical part in the history of religious tolerance and freedom. Since I have been in the main character’s position of rebelling against the church and being banished, I could really suffer with and sympathize with Roger William’s.”

-Anne Hutchinson

Thoroughly enjoyed this information-packed book. I could really see what the character was doing and I could also really sympathize with his issues. As someone who knows what it is like to be persecuted for their religious beliefs, I can truthfully say that this book is an important part of history.

-Thomas Hooker

Book Review

I give this a book a high rating of 9 out of 10. I found that I could really agree with the idea of free religion throughout the entire book. I felt that I could really sympathize him when he was cast out and banned from the colony. I could sense all of Roger William’s emotions and I felt them too. I felt fear when he was banned, I also felt joy when he was found by the Indians, and I was also excited when he was the one that actually founded Rhode Island. I see some of the colonies that he mentioned being very strict in their rules. I am just glad that I do not have to live in those colonies. This book was very persuasive in the ideas it presented about religious freedom. It made me change my opinion and I am pretty sure that it changed several other people’s opinions and gave them a glimpse of how colonies work over in America. I highly recommend this book for reading and I think that we can all learn a lesson or two about tolerance and the life in the colonies.

- Raymond H. Cannon