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Abraham Lincoln, a Man of Faith and Courage: Stories of Our Most Admired President Hardcover – January 29, 2008
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Books are no exception to Greg's rule. Wheeler contends that more books have been written about Lincoln than all the other presidents combined, and he enters the fray with ABRAHAM LINCOLN, A MAN OF FAITH AND COURAGE. "While I admire and revere Washington, it stops there. He is a model for many fine qualities, but with me at least, he remains only a model to be venerated. Not so with the sixteenth president. There is something about Abraham Lincoln that makes me love him. I cannot explain it: I know only that it's there," he writes. Wheeler's love for Lincoln is both a strength and weakness of his book, which often straddles the line between biography and hagiography.
There is no doubt that Lincoln was an extraordinarily individual, and the stories here provide an entertaining survey of the moments --- large and small --- that made the man. The following story illustrates the combination of solid research and faith-filled speculation that characterizes Wheeler's book.
"One day, when he was around nine, he took a bag of corn, mounted the flea-bitten gray mare, and rode leisurely to Gordon's Mill. His turn didn't come until late afternoon. Since each man was expected to provide his own power, Abe hitched the mare to the arm.Read more ›
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I've read several books about Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln, a Man of Faith and Courage by Joe Wheeler has proven to be one of my favorites.Published 5 days ago by L. S. Prince
I have read over 60 Lincoln biographies and this had nothing new. I was so hopeful after reading the preface about learning more about his faith, but this book just doesn't... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Ldolly
A great read! My husband and I read it aloud to each other on a road trip and couldn't wait to pick up again after each stop. So inspiring! Read morePublished 4 months ago by WCM
This may be the very best collection of writings on Lincoln from the perspective of his Christianity and character.Published 9 months ago by hillwalker
This was a very interesting book with many touching stories about Lincoln's life.Published 13 months ago by Joan S.