Reagan’s greatest virtue wasn’t allegiance to country, but allegiance to God.
With warmth and insight, this best-selling book by Mary Beth Brown delves into the spiritual journey of America’s 40th president and offers profound stories of the provisions God made in Ronald Reagan’s life– from first making it as an actor to winning the presidency, from surviving an assassination attempt to eventually changing the face of politics and the world.
Supported by Ronald Reagan’s own words and writings plus firsthand interviews with his family, friends, and co-workers, Brown weaves a magnificent story that inspires as it informs. Reagan’s strong devotion to God will encourage believers to enter public service, allowing their faith to motivate their actions, and will draw focus to Christ’s matchless sacrifice–forever near and dear to President Reagan’s heart.
The Faith of Ronald Reagan by Mary Beth Brown brims with stories from President Reagan’s years as he grew and later became a politician. The book vividly portrays his humanity, optimism, strength of character and humor.
Small vignettes shed light on the larger than life person we’ve come to know and love.
President Reagan’s life was profoundly shaped by his mother, Nelle Reagan, a devout Christian. He felt there was nothing his mom gave him more important than her deep faith. A faith he embraced and allowed to guide him throughout his life.
Nelle frequently read stories to him and his brother. Each of these stories had a hero and a moral lesson; teaching good from bad. Most importantly she lived as she taught by putting her faith to work in all she did.
As Reagan grew physically and spiritually he never failed to listen to and for the voice of God to guide him through his journey.
Brown uses stories from friends, relatives and Reagan himself to show and consistently weave the story of his faith in all aspects of his life.
The book follows the various phases of his life from birth to death, with the greatest emphasis on his latter years. It opens with his being shot and closes with poignant eulogies.
I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for a blogger book review. I am not required to write a positive review.
**This is a re-blog from an earlier post. I felt, since we’re in the middle of a Presidential campaign and we are coming up on President’s Day, we could use a story about one of our greatest Presidents (at least in my humble opinion).**
November 5, 2012