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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Howard Books (January 29, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416550968
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416550969
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,943 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Joe Wheeler is considered one of America’s leading story anthology creators. His bestselling “Christmas in My Heart” story anthology is the longest running Christmas story series in America. Wheeler earned a master’s in history from Pacific Union College, a master’s in English from Sacramento State University, and a PhD in English from Vanderbilt University. He lives with his wife in Conifer, Colorado.

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Despite the title, this serviceable one-volume biography of Lincoln does not dwell on either his faith or his courage. Instead, author Joe Wheeler touches on both themes throughout to illustrate Lincoln's major achievements. A further subtitle describes the book as "stories," which is an apt description. The author recounts a series of anecdotes culled from extensive research (which the author himself reminds readers of more than once). They are interesting and informative. This story structure and its conversational style adapt well to audio. Grover Gardner carries just the right tone as narrator. His voice is folksy without losing the seriousness needed in reading about the grave issues that confronted Lincoln. In direct quotations, he slows his reading slightly but doesn't adopt special voices, which would sound forced. R.C.G. 2009 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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The book also provides a few wonderful stories about Lincoln.
Steven M. Hug
The author certainly demonstrates that Lincoln's faith in God made him the great man that he became, worthy to be the most treasured American hero.
Betty L. Sheldon
I love reading about history and of a winter so I thought I would enjoy this book and about lincoln.
matt

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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Victorya Rogers on March 4, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I love history, yet I seldom carve out the time to indulge. When I was gifted "ABRAHAM LINCOLN: A Man of Faith and Courage" I began to skim it ready to put it aside. But I just couldn't put it down! Sure there are countless books on our most admired President, but NONE like this one! In this book we get verified and authenticated quotes from the man himself revealing the depth of his faith and specifically how that faith grew, and shaped his life and his presidency. Not only is every page an inspiration to remind every American in this century of our amazing, unsurpased blessings we so take for granted; it is also an amazing revelation of how God took a man of many failures and turn him into a world changer. If God can use this man who became the most admired President in our history, he can use YOU to change the world as well, no matter how small you feel!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By FaithfulReader.com on July 14, 2008
Format: Hardcover
In the introduction to his latest book, Joe Wheeler relates this advice from his ad man son Greg: "No matter what the product, just tie [Abraham] Lincoln to it and it's guaranteed to sell." This perhaps explains why I've seen ads for everything from car insurance to sleeping pills featuring the celebrated 16th president of the United States. There's even a diner in my old neighborhood that features Lincoln's face prominently on its sign. Nothing says bacon and eggs like a stovepipe hat!

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.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Quiltlady on May 19, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I have collected books about Abraham Lincoln for well over forty years. I found Dr. Wheeler's book to be one of the most enjoyable to read of any that I have on my shelves. The stories that the author shares made this very unique President more "human" to me. I happened to be in Washington, D.C., when I finished the book. Although I have visited the Lincoln Memorial many times, it was a very emotional experience this time around because of what I had just read. I have enjoyed reading several of Dr. Wheeler's anthologies in the past, but I think this is his best collection ever.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lexx777 on September 6, 2008
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This was an "easy read" and the stories were very detailed, but the life of the man himself was handled on a broad "overview" basis, therefore, I need more. The book was thoroughly enjoyable, but it only whetted my appetite for a more comprehensive view of the life of our greatest president, his humble beginnings, and the events that shaped him into the "man for the ages." This book would be a great addition to an already established library of writings about our past presidents...I enjoyed reading the stories told, and you will not regret purchasing the book...read it, you will like it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robin Lee Hatcher on October 5, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I have always admired Abraham Lincoln, as a man and as a president, and I have been a student of his presidency and the Civil War in the past. But I learned so much within the pages of this excellent book that I hadn't known before. I cannot recommend it highly enough. I bought it for my Kindle and "highlighted" lots of passages throughout. I'll definitely read this book again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Max on September 28, 2008
Format: Hardcover
"I believe the declaration that `all men are created equal' is the great fundamental principle upon which our free institutions rest."
~Abraham Lincoln

Accurate,beautifully written work. Every American should read this
eloquent book. The stories,inspiring and well described.

Heartily recommend this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James Gallen VINE VOICE on October 23, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is a whole life biography of Abraham Lincoln which emphasizes the role faith played in Lincoln's life. Whereas many books tend to over look or explain away references Lincoln made to God and religion, Author Joe Wheeler highlights them and explains how they show Lincoln's deep spiritual inspiration. He presents the Emancipation of the slaves, not as a cynical political move, but as driven by a deep sense of Divine command. This book presents an impressive list of examples of occasions in which Lincoln showed that his refusal to join a church pertained to membership only, not to the lack of a spiritual side. He drew much of his spirituality from his mother and stepmother, but had a distant relationship with his father.

This book is very well written and held my interest from start to finish. Wheeler gets his message across without being preachy. At times the reader will become so engrossed in the story so that he forgets the theme, but eventually is drawn back to it. Although I have read much about Lincoln, I learned new things from this work. It emphasis on Lincoln's personal and spiritual sides forces the reader to think differently about its subject. When I read more about Lincoln I will have a deeper background against which to measure future works. A book that can change your outlook about an historical character is worth the read.
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