Winston Churchill: Christian Encounter Series by John Perry
Winston Churchill 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.
Master statesman and orator Winston Churchill was in no small way responsible for the WWII Allied victory over the Axis powers. At many times he stood alone leading the fight against Hitler, absolute in his belief that Britain must “with all the strength that God can give us … wage war against a monstrous tyranny.” From where did he derive his strength and comfort? In this Christian Encounters biography, discover how Churchill’s Anglican faith sustained him during some of the darkest hours in human history.
I enjoy history – I look forward to watching the History channel when I stay at my parents house and I particularly enjoy anything about World War II. I was excited about the chance to read Winston Churchill by John Perry. But I was disappointed. It did not capture my attention – and I must admit I did not finish the book.
It was interesting to learn about Churchill’s early life and how family dynamics shaped him into the adult he became but I didn’t grasp the “Christian Encounter” part of the book. I read over half of the book but maybe I didn’t get far enough for ends to start connecting.
Or maybe I am just not as big of a history fan as I thought! Maybe I’ll pick the book up again later and truly enjoy it – if I do I will let you know
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