An enlightening, engaging and long overdue correction of the falsehood that Washington lacked faith.
-Rodney Stark, Baylor University
George Washington, the uniquely venerated Founding Father of our nation, valiant warrior of the American Revolution, and devoted family man has been the subject of countless writings by scholars and storytellers alike. What sets "George Washington's Sacred Fire" apart from all previous literary works on this man for the ages, is the exhaustive fifteen years of Dr. Peter Lillback's research, revealing a world icon driven by the highest of ideals, not the least of which was his genuine Christian faith.
Dr. Lillback paints a picture of a man, who, faced with unprecedented challenges and circumstances, ultimately drew upon his persistent qualities of character - honesty, justice, equity, perseverance, piety, forgiveness, humility, and servant leadership, to become one of the most revered figures in world history.
A vast number of books on George Washington are characterized by anecdotal recountings and factually unsubstantiated conclusions that, up to now, few have strived to correct. However, George Washington's own writings, journals, letters, manuscripts, and those of his closest family and confidants reveal the truth of this awe-inspiring role model for all generations.
George Washington set the cornerstone for what would become one of the most prosperous, free nations in the history of civilization. "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports," he said in his farewell address. Through this book, Dr. Lillback, assisted by Jerry Newcombe, reveals to the reader a highly inspirational image of General and President George Washington.