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Winston Churchill (Christian Encounters Series)

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  51 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Christian Encounters, a series of biographies from Thomas Nelson Publishers, highlights important lives from all ages and areas of the Church. Some are familiar faces. Others are unexpected guests. But all, through their relationships, struggles, prayers, and desires, uniquely illuminate our shared experience.


Winston Churchill captivated the world with his voice and his wr
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Thomas Nelson (first published 2010)
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Timothy Stone
Feb 02, 2014 Timothy Stone rated it really liked it
Winston Churchill was one of the greatest men of the twentieth century. Perhaps of all of human history. What made him tick, and what was his view on the weightier matters of the soul, and the spirit? Author of several political biographies, John Perry, explores these questions with refreshing candor and honesty in the book *Christian Encounters: Winston Churchill*, part of Thomas Nelson’s *Christian Encounters* series of biographies of prominent men and women in Western history and culture.

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Lisa
Apr 22, 2010 Lisa rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people who like short biographies
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Book Description
Christian Encounters, a series of biographies from Thomas Nelson Publishers, highlights important lives from all ages and areas of the Church. Some are familiar faces. Others are unexpected guests. But all, through their relationships, struggles, prayers, and desires, uniquely illuminate our shared experience.

Britain’s master statesman and orator Winston Churchill was in no small way responsible for the WWII Allied victory over the Axis powers.
Perry takes the reader back to the
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Danielle
Jan 06, 2011 Danielle rated it really liked it
Shelves: biography, booksneeze
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This little book is a condensation of historian John Perry’s larger work on Winston Churchill, a towering figure not only in English history, but in worldwide history. We all know the face and voice of the man who looked a bit like a bulldog, and his most well-known quotes and speeches are recognizable by even the most novice history buffs, but what was behind the public figure, and what made him the man who guided England through some of its darkest days?

Perry begi
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Kristine Coumbe
I will admit that before reading this book, I knew only a few things about Winston Churchill from History classes in high school and college classes. What I was taught was reporting and boring. After reading this book about a famous leader during WWII who made a difference, I found that this short but consise biography is an excellent introduction to a fascinating person in history.

Winston Churchill was brought up in a priviledged background. Sadly his parents were more interested in their place
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Clockstein Lockstein
Nov 02, 2010 Clockstein Lockstein rated it really liked it
Christian Encounters Winston Churchill by John Perry is a insightful look at one of the most fascinating and important personages of the twentieth century. Winston Churchill came from a titled family dating back centuries in English history, but he was always determined to make his own mark on the world. Perry's book focuses much on Churchill's faith, but he also gives a brief but interesting biography of his life as well. Churchill's faith changed throughout his life from a passing belief in ...more
Fergie
Nov 14, 2012 Fergie rated it liked it
This is a relatively short biography on one of the 20th century's greatest historical figures. My only complaint was this -- it seems to book wraps-up just at the point when it gets most interesting. By the time WWII begins, you are nearing the end of the book. I would have liked to have read more about how Churchill united the British people during the dark days of Hitler's attempts to make a conquest of the island.
Born to an American mother and a British father, you get a sense from his chil
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Cami
Aug 22, 2011 Cami rated it really liked it
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This was the first book I have ever read about Winston Churchill. I felt like it was a pretty honest look at his life, especially considering that the book is a part of "The Christian Encounter Series". The book is short and an easy read. The life of Winston Churchill is an amazing one; one worth reading about.
Ronald
Oct 31, 2015 Ronald rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the book. First and foremost Churchill had lot of flaws but he was also destined to play a great in world affairs, and there is no doubt about it. Churchill's oratory was brilliant, and that made him a great man. He is a little like Lincoln, perhaps oratorically. But he sought his own glory and fame most of the time. But that doesn't matter, all are vain glorious.
Adele Gibbes
Apr 03, 2010 Adele Gibbes rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this work of nonfiction. It's a short introduction which highlights and summarizes key events in the life of one of the world's greatest leaders, Sir Winston Churchill.
Cody
Mar 01, 2015 Cody rated it it was amazing
Very good story of the life of Winston Churchill. I found that it was very easy to read as well as being full of important information.
Bill Welte
Nov 03, 2015 Bill Welte rated it it was amazing
I am a huge Churchill fan. If you are looking for a shorter read on his life. This is a great synopsis.
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John Perry has coauthored books with John MacArthur, Richard Land, Mike Huckabee, among others and written historical books about Charles Colson, the Scopes Monkey Trials, and more. He is a two-time Gold Medallion Award finalist and lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
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