Of the 16th President of the United States and of his leadership during our nation s greatest crisis, the question has been raised: Was Abraham Lincoln s use of the Bible, his references to God, and his talk of divine purpose merely a scheming politician s attempt to win votes and hold favor; or was it a genuine expression of the deeply-personal and humbly-guided faith of one who knew that he and his nation needed God and must rely upon God? This book seeks to answer that question.
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The author has been a Lincophile (lover of Lincoln) much of his life. He is a preacher - ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA - with degrees from Denison University and Gordon-Conwell and Pittsburgh Theological Seminaries having served churches in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. He has published numerous articles on preaching, leadership and grief as well as four previous books: God on the Witness Stand; When a Child Dies; Advent Dreams: Messages of Hope for Times of Trouble; and If I Had Only One Sermon to Preach For... (Messages for Special Days in the Life of Church, Nation, and Family)
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