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- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1641800542
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- Publisher: Read the Spirit Books (November 5, 2019)
- Publication Date: November 5, 2019
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B07Z9Q9CW7
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A timely echo of Lincoln’s voice—to remind us of what Americans, at their best, aspire to be.
Richard S. Slotkin, author of Abe: A Novel of the Young Lincoln
This is a book of reflections, informed by a lifetime of reading and scholarship about Lincoln, and also by a lifetime of immersion in the moral and spiritual work of a counselor and clergyman. But it is also a book of meditations, of invitations to a first-person experience of communion with and through Lincoln, a kind of momentary sabbath at the heart of the everyday. It is an invitation to a habit of spiritual practice appropriate to the broken soul of this almost chosen people, as they seek to repair, and perhaps ultimately to perfect, this last best hope of earth.
From the Foreword by John Burt, author of Lincoln's Tragic Pragmatism (2013).
As Lincoln himself did, these words cast a healing and inspiriting spell. In a time when we have all but forgotten what a leader is—what a hero is—Duncan Newcomer’s stories help restore to us a wise and compassionate leader. Listen to these 30 reflections one at a time, read them, or listen and read all at once. They will change your life in a subtle way, quiet you, restore calm and wisdom. But they will change you.
The Rev. Dr. Eileen Sypher, Emeritus Professor of English at George Mason University
Abraham Lincoln spoke with deep spiritual values to a House Divided, a nation at war within itself. As Duncan Newcomer reminds us: “Lincoln became a prophet who cried out for a balance that could keep our house from dividing—that could keep our nation from collapsing.” Once again, we are a nation at war within ourselves regarding what it means to be an American and questioning our most important founding values. “Abraham Lincoln is America’s Great Soul” writes Newcomer. “To this day, Lincoln’s spirit soars far beyond the boundaries of the United States to inspire men and women around the world.” Thirty Days With Abraham Lincoln—Quiet Fire is a powerful and important book that takes us to the heart and soul of that spirit and inspires us to reclaim the values essential for putting our house in order once again.
Dr. John Oliver Wilson, author of The Idea of America: Our Values, Our Legacy, Our Future and Founder-Director of the Idea of America Network for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
These are elegant, meditative reflections inspired by America’s most admired president. Duncan Newcomer’s Lincoln still transcends transactional politics and regularly reminds us, by his example and words, of America’s higher aspirations.
Thomas E. Cronin, President Emeritus of Whitman College and author of Imagining A Great Republic: Political Novels and the Idea of America (2018)
Duncan Newcomer’s life-long dedication to Lincoln has been an anchor for his life and mind. It’s an aspirational American story, both Lincoln’s and Duncan’s. Like all spiritual extrapolations, it has the advantage of its aspirational and idealistic resonances. What Duncan has done, and is doing, will be helpful to many people.
Fred Kaplan is the author of numerous biographies, including The Biography of a Writer: Lincoln.--This text refers to the hardcover edition.
About the Author
Peter M. Wallace is the producer and host of the nationally syndicated radio program and podcast, "Day1" (Day1.org), an Episcopal priest, and author/editor of 12 books including The Passionate Jesus and Heart and Soul: The Emotions of Jesus.
John Burt is Paul E. Prosswimmer Professor of American Literature at Brandeis University. He is the author of Lincoln's Tragic Pragmatism (2013). --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
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I purchased a second copy for my 16 year old grand-daughter who has an understanding of God very close to Lincoln's. She loves the book and the short chapters are accessible to her in her busy life.
For those who think they know Lincoln rush to get this book. To read it day by day is to peer into the mind, heart, and soul of a great man. A man of such complexity that he was not only an enigma to his contemporaries and historians, but unto himself.
30 Days With Abraham Lincoln: Quiet Fire opens with three pages of distinguished scholars praising this brilliant, thoughtful, provocative work. They have said all the necessary praise to urge you to put this work at the top of your reading list.
Not long into reading this work I realized it has been a long time since I read a book in the way I was reading Quiet Fire. So my simple offering is HOW TO READ Quiet Fire.
Read it slowly—very slowly—repeating many of the lines to let them soak into your soul. It is a spiritual experience that sheds light and darkness, life and death, courage and cowardice, joy and sorrow before us. It takes time to absorb. Read it with pencil in hand—underline—make notes in the margins—read the lines again. Let them comfort you, disturb you, pin you against the wall making you face your own blindness. Let it grab you by the ear and jerk you into a better you! Let it burn into you a sense of wonder and yonder—read it and you will know what it means.
Let it confront your prejudices and measure your ability to love, not hate your enemy, the way Lincoln did not hate the enemy. Lincoln not only knew these quotes, he lived them: “Revenge dwells in little minds.” “To have your enemy in your power, and yet to do him good, is the greatest heroism.”
Measure your God against Lincoln’s vision of God—the universal, even democratic, nature of God! Measure your spiritual life against Lincoln’s spiritual life, crafted in the rustic woods and on the river, always with the backdrop of sorrow. Be careful for it is not a simple task—it is the ethical, spiritual response of compassion for others and for ourselves.
Let this book confront your vision for our country—does it match Lincoln’s deepest conviction that we are a Union of freed and equal people —even down to the latest generation.