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  • Posted July 4, 2011

    A Review of The Faith of RONALD REAGAN by Mary Beth Brown

    I am truly blessed to have read this book. This book gave me great insight into the faith of one of America's greatest presidents. By and Large, I was encouraged and my faith rejuvenated. The book goes through different points in the President's life and recalls parts that impacted his life, through his faith. It is based on personal accounts either through Regan's writings or close friends' recollections.
    I find this book highly interesting Chapter to Chapter. Not only did the writer have deep admiration and respect for the President, she also revealed the true secrets behind his successes. How his faith sustained him in the face of assassination is worthy of emulation. I recommend this book to every Christian political leader.
    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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  • Posted April 6, 2011

    Interesting Read

    I recently received a copy of "The Faith of Ronald Reagan". I was very excited to read this book, because Reagan is someone who I find very fascinating. The book goes through different points in the President's life and recalls parts that impacted his life, through his faith. It is based on personal accounts either through Regan's writings or close friends' recollections.



    While I did find the book very interesting, the writing style was not my favorite. I could tell the writer had a deep affection for the President, but it came across as more of an admiration as a child admires their elders. I learned a lot of interesting facts about the president, and was very encouraged by the recounts of the assassination attempt, and how Reagan's faith sustained him.

    I would recommend this book, because it is full of interesting facts, but the reader needs to be aware of the writing style. It is more of a conversational style than informative.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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  • Posted February 6, 2011

    Great Read!

    Mary Beth Brown wrote this book using interviews and Ronald Reagan's own words. She shows how Reagan's devotion to God helped him as a child, adult and a politician. Ronald Reagan always had a strong belief in God, which is shown in the eulogies by his children and others at the end of the book.

    My Thoughts- I thought this book was very good. I have always wanted to learn more about Ronald Reagan's faith and this was certainly the book to do it. One of the most important things I learned from this book was the support network Ronald Reagan had. He always had people to turn to that supported him and helped him grow in his faith in God. He passed that knowledge and devotion to God onto his children. It was fun reading the parts that showed how much Nancy Reagan was valued by him and his first children, Maureen and Michael.

    Ronald Reagan's relationship with his mother showed me how I need to be with my children to raise them to follow God.

    I would recommend this book.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.

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  • Posted February 4, 2011

    Great book about a great man!!

    I enjoy any book that has to do with the 40th president of the United States Ronald Reagan. I enjoy so much his autobiography. I was very young when Reagan was in office, but I remember him many time address the county via the TV. With just the resent anniversary of the Challenge Space Shuttle, I remember that day and Reagan address the American people that night after it happened. I was 8 years old but I remember like it happened yesterday.
    That is the kind of man Ronald Reagan was, he loved this country and he love God. I truly believe with all my heart that God groomed Reagan to be the president at the time that he was. It was because of him that he help get this country back on it's feet after suffering a recession in the late 70's. It was him that God work through to being down the wall in Germany and to end the cold war.
    The Faith of Ronald Reagan by Mary Beth Brown is a must read. It is not a book that will go deep into the presidents live but it will show you his love for this county and his love for our Heavenly Father.

    Thank you Thomas Nelson for my advanced copy of this great book.

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  • Posted January 31, 2011

    Fans of Ronnie -- A must read!

    "Whatever happens now, I owe my life to God and will try to serve him in any way that I can." - Ronald Reagan, 1981. This quote sums up the existence of Ronald Reagan's life. In her book, The Faith of Ronald Reagan, by Mary Beth Brown, she delivers a biography filled with the circumstances that shaped Ronald Reagan into the person he was. From his mother Nelle's gentle proding and unshakeable faith, to his time in Hollywood as SAG president, to his stint as Governor of California, and later, as a two-term president who helped the US win the Cold War, Ronald Reagan relied on his faith in God to carry him through every circumstance. His kids attest to his integrity in all things and the relationship he had with his wife Nancy was one to be modeled.
    Although he believed in America as one of the greatest country, he believed more that God could change and shape every human being and that the only way he could do his work was with the Lord's help. As I reviewed this book for Thomas Nelson publishers, I thought of what a lasting impact Ronald Reagan has had on our nation. When I was in college I had the opportunity to tour the Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, CA and see the home that was called the "Western Whitehouse". I saw the bibles lying on the bedstand, and the table where Reagan signed into effect the largest tax cut bill in American history. I saw a small glimpse into the everyday life of one of our greatest presidents, and I understood what it means to do big things for God.
    If you like Ronald Reagan or are remotely interested in his life and faith, then you will want to read this book. It's filled with personal anecdotes, quotes and scripture and it is sure to be an encouraging read.

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

    I recommend this book.

    I went into this book with and open mind. This is a non fiction book. I was just in elementary school when President Ronald W. Reagan took office. My memories of him were from his speech of "Tear down this wall!" I knew that my parents liked him so that is why I was excited to read this book. I learned so much from this book. I learned about history. The history of what happened the day he was shot and that he prayed for and forgave the man who shot him the day of the shooting before he and his aids went themselves into surgery. What has inspired me is to see that a lot of this book the author uses his own words. She has done a good job to research actual words from speeches, letters interviews and his biography that he wrote. She has focused on the matter of his strong faith. This I found refreshing. I learned about faith. This president had an unshakeable faith and prayer life that we all can learn from. I learned about parenting. What I found in this book that will stay with me is that being a mother is a powerful thing. At times I felt this book was more about his mother Nelle. She and her faith was the reason her son was what I believe to be one of the most loved president since Franklin D. Roosevelt or Abe Lincoln. I enjoyed this book very much. I give it 4 stars out 5.

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