By Joe Wheeler
How Lincoln's religion formed His Leadership
Undoubtedly the main respected chief in American background, Abraham Lincoln has had extra books written approximately him than all ournation's presidents prepare. yet for all that is been written,little has thinking about his religion and the way this caliber formed the fellow who led our state in the course of its such a lot tumultuous years.
Author Joe Wheeler, historian and pupil, brings to the pages of this insightful booklet the data gleaned from over ten years of research and greater than sixty books at the lifestyles and instances of Abraham Lincoln. Skillfully weaving his personal narrative with direct costs from Lincoln and poignant excerpts from different Lincoln biographers, Wheeler brings a refreshingly pleasant rendition of Lincoln's lifestyles, religion, and courage.
The tales, ancient info, and robust prices at the pages of this ebook will go away a long-lasting impact in your center, your brain, and your existence.
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Here I have lived a quarter of a century, and have passed from a young to an old man. Here my children have been born, and one is buried. I now leave, not knowing when or whether ever I may return, with a task before me greater than that which rested upon Washington. Without the assistance of that Divine Being who ever attended him, I cannot succeed. With that assistance, I cannot fail. Trusting in Him, who can go with me, and remain with you, and be everywhere for good, let us confidently hope that all will yet be well.
Abraham Lincoln is and was an epic, legendary figure in American history. Three of our national holidays—Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, and Thanksgiving—are directly tied to Lincoln. Nor is his fame restricted to the United States. Lincoln is the one American who is revered around the world. He is, indeed, the only universally beloved American. Our son Greg is an advertising copywriter. He tells us that one of the absolutes in advertising is this: No matter what the product, just tie Lincoln to it and it’s guaranteed to sell.
There is something about Abraham Lincoln that makes me love him. I cannot explain it; I know only that it’s there. And this is the real reason I wrote this book. I wanted to learn, by total immersion into Lincoln biography, whether my hero worship, my love for Lincoln, could survive exhaustive scholarship. After reading some sixty Lincoln books, both biography and history, and writing this book to its completion, I can say that it did survive and in fact has been strengthened. This book is not a definitive biography of Lincoln.
Abraham Lincoln, a Man of Faith and Courage. Stories of Our Most Admired President by Joe Wheeler