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Battlefields and Blessings: Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War
by Jane Hampton Cook (Goodreads Author)
- The book features 365 devotionals, one for each day of the year. - Each devotional features a 400-450-word story, a relevant scripture, and an application-oriented sentence prayer. - Each week highlights five stories that chronicle the Revolutionary War, followed by two weekend features called Weekend Reflection and Sabbath Rest. Weekend Reflection takes a modern-day twi ...more
Paperback, 530 pages
Published July 20th 2007 by Living Ink Books
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If you’re looking for a great book that expertly combines Christianity and history from the American Revolution, you might have found it. Jane Hampton Cook’s Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War is a unique publication that you will be thrilled to own.
This book is laid out to cover every day of the year with excerpts from various contemporaries of the American Revolution. Quotes from those on both sides of the Ocean are used to explore the period and the test of faith. Each Su ...more
Maybe I'm just spoiled by some of the better devotionals I've read, but this seemed very "light" in that category. A story, a one or two sentence "prayer" and a verse (or sometimes just a fraction of a verse!) for each day. If we ate food like that, we'd starve, and if that is the extent of your "devotions", you'll starve spiritually. The stories were great, and I thoroughly enjoyed them. The verses I had a problem with. The whole point of this book seems to be to teach the reader spiritual thin ...more
Not as good as I had hoped. The WWII title in this series is much better. This writer's attempts at application are often too forced. The work at times seems to have an agenda of conservative revisionism even though I expect some of that with this sort of work. One of her main sources seems to be History Channel programming.
Jul 10, 2011 Mary rated it really liked it
Recommended to Mary by: The Glenn Beck Show
This is a great way to spend your devotional time on a daily basis. You learn about the history of our country and how our Founding Fathers felt about the Christian religion. You also get a daily scripture reading that pertains to the founding of our country. What better way to spend your daily devotional time...
Jane Hampton Cook makes history relevant to news, politics, current events, and modern life. She is the award-winning author of nine books, including her newest The Burning of the White House: James and Dolley Madison and the War of 1812 (2016), America’s Star-Spangled Story (Aug. 2014) and Pulitzer-nominated American Phoenix (Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins, 2013), which brings to life ...moreMore about Jane Hampton Cook...