Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War

Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War

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by Jane Hampton Cook
     
 

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• The book features 365 devotionals, one for each day of the year. • Each devotional features a 400-450-word story, a relevant scripture, and an application-oriented sentence prayer. • Each week highlights five stories that chronicle the Revolutionary War, followed by two weekend features called Weekend Reflection and Sabbath Rest. Weekend Reflection

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• The book features 365 devotionals, one for each day of the year. • Each devotional features a 400-450-word story, a relevant scripture, and an application-oriented sentence prayer. • Each week highlights five stories that chronicle the Revolutionary War, followed by two weekend features called Weekend Reflection and Sabbath Rest. Weekend Reflection takes a modern-day twist on a topic, such as contentment and life purpose, presented in the preceding stories. Sabbath Rest highlights a sermon from the Revolutionary era. These 52 meaty messages show how scripture is as alive today as it was during America’s founding. These sermons also reveal the spiritual struggle facing the patriots as they decided to pursue independence, take up arms, and overthrow their government. • The devotionals come alive through the viewpoints of the Revolution’s key players, such as George Washington, King George III, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Abigail Adams, Martha Washington, Nathanael Greene, Henry Knox, and Benjamin Franklin. Excerpts from their original manuscripts, letters, and speeches give the book authenticity and accuracy. Unlike many books with historical subjects, this devotional incorporates faith as an important element in the decisions and emotions of these heroes and heroines. It will also show the life purpose of the patriots. • The themes presented in the book transcend generations, making the book relevant to modern day readers who also struggle with topics such as loneliness, contentment, purpose, fear, safety, God’s will, jealousy, rivalry, cooperation, and disappointment. • Because the stories chronicle America’s Revolutionary War and cover more than two decades, the book does not correspond to seasons and holidays. As a result, readers may begin the book any time during the year. The stories may be so captivating for some readers that they may read the book from "cover to cover.” • As readers consider the meaning of the American Revolution, they may also experience a revolution in their own hearts, one devotional at a time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899570426
Publisher:
AMG Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Series:
Battlefields & Blessings Series, #2
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
749,658
Product dimensions:
9.14(w) x 11.28(h) x 1.46(d)

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Author Jane Hampton Cook provides a wonderful history of the Revolutionary War through this book. While it is formatted as a devotional with daily readings, scriptures, and prayers, it can also easily be read as a novel. Ms. Cook gives us a glimpse of what the Founding Fathers faced as they were forced to stand up and live loudly for the cause of freedom. By relying on the Founders' own writings, we get a glimpse into what they thought and felt as they came together to bring the United States of America into being. There are stories here from many of the better-known founders such as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin but also glimpses of the lesser-known yet equally important individuals that made up the revolution. She also incorporates a 'Sabbath Rest' at the end of each week which features an excerpt of a sermon from the period. A great book for individual or family reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Each of these 365 stories pack a big punch. True stories from the Revolutionary War are told with dramatic narrative style, include historial details and deliver biblical insight. Read it and expect to be intrigued and inspired.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿Battlefields & Blessing¿ is a compilation of unique of writings of inspiration and courage compiled and edited by Jane Hampton Cook. The writings are from the years of the Revolutionary War period. This group of committed men and women joined together in a cause to maintain the freedom to exercise the personal conviction of their faith. The viewpoints key players of the Revolution are included in this amazing collection of inspirational expression and challenge. George Washington, Samuel Adams, Nathaniel Greene, Henry Knox, Benjamin Franklin, Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, John Adams, and King George III are a few of those included. Their writing brings these real life examples of courage, conviction, and commitment to the pages of this book. There are excerpts taken from original manuscripts, letters and speeches. These add greatly to the genuineness and authenticity of the personal faith exercised in the decisions made during this period of crisis. These devotions are unique and include anecdotes that demonstrate the uplifting power of faith and reveal the personal battlefield experienced by the leaders of the Revolution. The book is formatted for use in daily devotions. Each week includes stories built around individual faith and courage. These are designed for reflection and inspiration. One day is devoted to: ¿The Revolution Today¿ with thoughts directly related to incidents and issues relating to the war. The seventh day is committed to ¿Sabbath Rest¿ and features a sermon from a recognized minister of the era ¿Battlefield & Blessing¿ is a book of patriotism and spiritual insight. It is the prayer of the author, Jane Hampton Cook that these stories of men of courage, conviction, and commitment will be a challenge to the reader to experience a revolution in their own hearts ¿one devotion at a time.¿