In Faith of Our Founding Father, best-selling author Janice T. Connell examines the spiritual life of our first president. She takes us on a journey from his boyhood, scarred by the early death of his father, to the pinnacle of the Presidency.
Washington was no stranger to sorrow, cold, hunger, persecution, violence or terrorism. His great accomplishment was to face misfortune and conquer it. He achieved his victory by discipline, commitment, prayer, and the graced ability to bend his will under the yoke of Divine Providence.
Faith of Our Founding Father contains the entire text of the Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation, a text he learned by heart as a young schoolboy and which governed his code of behavior throughout his life. It also contains the full text of his daily prayers, which provided him solace and enriched his faith until the day he died.
In a world wracked by wars, terrorism, disease, starvation, immorality and tyranny, George Washington has much to reveal to us. His accomplishments and writings disclose that Providence was in him, around him and always with him. George Washington's faith shines like a beacon to light the way for all to peace and liberty on earth and happiness thereafter.
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.69(d)|
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||Washington's Early Years||3|
|Chapter 2||Washington's Prayers||31|
|Chapter 3||Washington's Early Military Experience||53|
|Chapter 4||Washington's Leadership||73|
|Chapter 5||Washington's Faith||90|
|Chapter 6||The Declaration of Independence||107|
|Chapter 7||In Defense of Freedom||117|
|Chapter 8||America's Prosperity||138|
|Chapter 9||Washington's Legacy||155|
|Afterword: Excerpts from Washington's Farewell Address||171|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book describes a Washington that the author evidently wishes existed, but didn't. It is a book intended to bolster the biases of those who can't bear that a great man did not share their religious convictions.
Not based in history but in wishful thinking. The author wants Washington to be the devout Christian she imagines him to be and so avoids factual information in order to hold on to her fantasy. Readers would be much better served by reading The Faiths of our Fathers by Alf J. Mapp, Jr., a book that is based in careful research.
This book is filled with evidence of George Washington's brilliant leadership under the guidance of Divine Providence. What a hope enshrined legacy for the United States. Though delightfully easy to read, this book is life changing. No honorable pupil of American History should miss this one.
I heard about this book on a radio talk show. It sounded too good to be true. But I couldn't put it down. What an amazing spiritual journey George Washington undertook. By the last chapter, tears reminded me what a real American is.
Though I have always admired George Washington as the founder of my country, this book has allowed me to understand the depths of this extraordinary man. His invincibility in battle, his disarming humility - refusing to allow his countrymen to make him king - his wisdom at the Constitutional Convention - his leadership -the love and dedication of his officers and peers for him, even in the worst of times are most inspiring. I read excerpts from this book every day. The Rules of Civility are great. I am only sorry that my Dad is not still with us. This book on the spiritual journey of George Washington verifies the hopes he had for me. With the help of Providence, I won't let him down.
Almost everything I was taught in school said that the Founding Fathers were all deists, some even atheists. It was interesting to see the true Anglican beliefs of Washington displayed so clearly. A truly inspiring book. The cover art is beautiful. It will make a great gift.
A book for all Americans. Inspirational, informative, enlightening, powerful.