Lincoln's Battle With God: A President's Struggle with Faith and What It Meant for America
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Was Abraham Lincoln a skeptic or a Christian? Tracing the beloved president's spiritual journey from an outspoken atheist to a seeker who longed to walk in Christ's footsteps, Mansfield paints a portrait of a man who wrestled with biblical truth, preachers, doctrines, God's will, and God's purposes during the Civil War. A must-read for American history buffs! 272 pages, hardcover from Nelson.

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Title: Lincoln's Battle With God: A President's Struggle with Faith and What It Meant for America
By: Stephen Mansfield
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
Weight: 16 ounces
ISBN: 1595553096
ISBN-13: 9781595553096
Stock No: WW553096

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Abraham Lincoln is the most beloved of all U.S. presidents. He freed the slaves, gave the world some of its most beautiful phrases, and redefined the meaning of America. He did all of this with wisdom, compassion, and wit.

Yet, throughout his life, Lincoln fought with God. In his early years in Illinois, he rejected even the existence of God and became the village atheist. In time, this changed but still he wrestled with the truth of the Bible, preachers, doctrines, the will of God, the providence of God, and then, finally, God’s purposes in the Civil War. Still, on the day he was shot, Lincoln said he longed to go to Jerusalem to walk in the Savior’s steps.

What had happened? What was the journey that took Abraham Lincoln from outspoken atheist to a man who yearned to walk in the footsteps of Christ?

In this thrilling journey through a largely unknown part of American history, New York Times best-selling author Stephen Mansfield tells the richly textured story of Abraham Lincoln’s spiritual life and draws from it a meaning sure to inspire Americans today.

Author Bio

Stephen Mansfield is the New York Times bestselling author of Lincoln's Battle with God, The Faith of Barack Obama, Pope Benedict XVI, Searching for God and Guinness, and Never Give In: The Extraordinary Character of Winston Churchill. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Beverly.

 

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Q: Does this book contain significant historical facts or is more about his spiritual life than events of history?

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This book focuses on the characteristics of President Lincoln and his faith. Although historical events are mentioned in the book, they are always intertwined with how they affected Lincoln on a personal level.

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