John Perry wrote Christian Encounters: WINSTON CHURCHILL. he’s appeared on C-SPAN Book TV, The Janet Parshall Show, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, and several other syndicated broadcast television programs. he’s published biographies of Charles Colson, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, and Sgt. York.
Winston Churchill is one of the key characters in the story of the 20th century. Churchill was a great statesman, he was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and was, and still is today, considered one of the greatest speakers of all time. he was a historian, a writer, and an artist. he won the Nobel Prize in Literature and was recognized as an Honary Citizen of the United States of America.
Churchill, like all of us, had ups and downs throughout his life. he was a husband and father; he served in the military; and he had an exciting life in politics.
Churchill is best known as the legendary and larger than life Prime Minister of England and as one of the biggest players in World War II. he helped, in a significant way, bring that battle to an end.
Churchill did not have the loudest Christian faith. however, i believe his Christian faith, from the Anglican tradition, guided and inspired him throughout his life. he helped attain victory over one of the greatest evils the world as ever seen, heard, or experienced. if we cannot see God working here, simply because we wouldn’t call Winston Churchill one of the most evangelical of folks, we need to remove the forest from our eyes.
Winston Churchill is relatively short, compared to other biographies and books about Churchill, but it covers the main events in his life and their meanings. if you want more information and in depth analysis of these main events, and the rest of his life, you will need other books and biographies.
John Perry’s addition to the Christian Encounters series is well worth reading. i’ve also read the John Bunyan biography by Kevin Belmonte from Thomas Nelson. these books, these two anyway, are easy and fun to read. that in no way diminishes the skill of the writers and their work, research, or intelligence; it’s top shelf. i get the sense that the goal of these books is conversational. reading them feels like having an interesting and informing conversation about interesting and informing people.
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