Two new videos from the Free Speech Center highlight First Amendment scholar John R. Vile's new book, Prayer in American Public Life.

The book is an encyclopedia of people, court cases, ideas, historical events, and more concerning the role that prayer has played in American public life since our nation's founding.

Prayer in American Public Life is published by the Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University, where Vile is a professor. The book is available for purchase from the First Amendment Press, an imprint of the Free Speech Center.

Video: Why prayer is important to America

Video: The role prayer plays in American public life