Abraham Lincoln: God's Leader for a Nation

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Mott Media, Jun 1, 1976 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 150 pages
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This biography describes Lincoln's search for an understanding God.

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"Scoundrel!"
"Devil Servant!"
"Villain!"
Unbelievable as it seems, these names were once hurled at one of America's greatest heroes. Abraham Lincoln endured much suffering in his lifetime, but he was a true sower of faith and freedom.
The life of Abraham Lincoln is well recorded for history. Thankfully, he provided his own acount of many personal experiences. To his own accounting may be added the research of countless other historians.
But sadly enough, the spiritual side of Abraham Lincoln has been seldom reported. Because he held no formal church membership, he has even been labeled "anti-Christian."
There is, however, little doubt that Abraham Lincoln was a most devoted Christian. His entire life reflects a deep personal faith in God. Certainly there were periods of doubt and questioning. But do doubts and questions weaken or strengthen the spiritual faith a person holds? In Lincoln's case, the trying events of his earlier life seem to have provided him with a rich full faith during his final years. This book will attempt to explore the spiritual side of Abraham Lincoln, relying on his own words and the observations of his family, his friends and historians.
To add a more personal dimension to the life of Abraham Lincoln, hisstory is told as a first person account. Hopefully this means of presentation will allow the reader to become part of the events as they occur.
 

About the author (1976)

Bettendorf: Iowa's Exciting City is the third volume for the Images of America Series by Quad-City authors David R. Collins and Rich Johnson, who, along with Bessie J. Pierce and Bj Elsner, authored Rock Island: All American City, and with Pierce, Moline: City of Mills. Fellow historian and Bettendorf native Mary Louise Speer joins the team of Collins, Elsner, and Johnson for this pictorial overview of a quintessential Iowa community, a city steeped in tales of frontier adventures and pioneer spirit. This volume is offered as an entertaining and insightful look at what makes Bettendorf forever young, forever vibrant, and an exciting place to be, if for just a day or for a lifetime.