“Secular historians ignore George Washington’s ward Nelly Custis, who wrote that doubting his Christian faith was as absurd as doubting his patriotism. But they cannot ignore this mountain of evidence suggesting Washington’s religion was not Deism, but just the sort of low-church Anglicanism one would expect in an 18th century Virginia Gentleman. His “sacred fire” lit
But I think I will tackle Deans’s book first. As I cracked it open to the acknowledgements page Christmas night and read the first paragraph, I knew I would be enjoying the company of a great wordsmith as I read this book. Dean writes:
“In the time-feathered edges of my earliest memory, I am standing by a creek with an Indian name, a tributary of the
Wow. The images Dean paints could have been pulled from the recesses of my own mind and experiences, substituting the names of the rivers and creeks with ones that flow through the beautiful Shenandoah Valley and western
Also, a neighbor and friend who sits on the board of a Christian publisher gave me two other books which I look forward to reading: Stories of Faith & Courage from the Civil War by Terry Turley and Stories of Faith & Courage from the Revolutionary War by Jane Hampton Cook. Both books are from AMG Publisher’s imprint, Living Ink Books and their “Battlefields & Blessings” series. Both books are intended to be devotionals with corresponding stories of Christian faith for each day of the year.
Finally, on the list to review is the new release by Savas Beatie, LLC: The Elementary Common Sense of Thomas Paine. I’ve been asked to review this book for the Homeschooling market as it is intended to supplement students’ study of American history.
I've also accepted a few new writing assignments and will be completing one book as I continue the research for another. Its shaping up to be a busy 2008. I'm most grateful for the opportunities God is providing.