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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 ›
Accurate,beautifully written work. Every American should read this
eloquent book. The stories,inspiring and well described.
Heartily recommend this book!
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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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 16 days ago by WCM
This is a good look at Lincoln's faith in his life. Usually, Lincoln's faith is not covered in great detail. This book does. Read morePublished 23 days ago by 18booth65
This may be the very best collection of writings on Lincoln from the perspective of his Christianity and character.Published 5 months ago by hillwalker
This was a very interesting book with many touching stories about Lincoln's life.Published 9 months ago by Joan S.