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Apostle of Liberty: The World-Changing Leadership of George Washington based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Apostle of Liberty, written by Stephen McDowell is about the life, faith, and leadership of George Washington. Stephen McDowell is the President of the Providence Foundation’s Biblical Worldview University. He has authored and coauthored over twenty books about historical figures of our nation. McDowell has written the Apostle of Liberty arguing that George Washington was a Christian and not a deist as many modern historians claim. The book was eye-opening for me, because many of the facts that McDowell presents in Apostle of Liberty are not taught or they are overlooked by today’s history books. McDowell accomplishes his goal in the book. He provides a very strong argument for the Christianity of George Washington. Apostle of Liberty is not overwhelmingly full of bias assumptions, however. The first half of the book is a biography of George Washington’s life. Here the reader learns of Washington’s character, accomplishments, and what made him such a great leader. The second half of the book provides evidence from reliable sources that are, for the most part, attainable by the average reader, should one doubt any facts presented. The true faith of George Washington is not the only thing to be learned from this book. There are also lessons to be learned from George Washington’s life. Washington was one of the greatest leaders that ever lived and we should learn from him. The characteristics he obtained are what helped shape him into an admirable leader. We should mold these into our own lives so that we can become great leaders ourselves. This book is a must read for anyone who desires to learn more about George Washington, our founding fathers, and the beginning of our nation. Apostle of Liberty provides the true facts of George Washington’s life without avoiding or ignoring facts because he does not agree with them. There is much to be learned from the life of George Washington and most, if not all, of it is provided in Apostle of Liberty.