Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Review of Christian Encounters
Winston Churchill   by John Perry

Winston Churchill captivated the world with his voice and his writings. His books and speeches ooze with patriotism and faith in a just God. But he wasn't always known for his oratory skills, his faith, or his ability to captivate.

Though I've always heard a lot about Winston Churchill, I really knew very little about him. Learning about a character from a period of history that I love was a delight.

Mr. Perry did a fine job of describing Churchill's early life; the yearning in the child for parents who were too busy to spend time with their boys; the difference between Winston and his sibling Everest; the constant admiration the boy, Winston, had for his folks, regardless of their neglect; the personality traits that followed him into adult life.

It was somewhat of a surprise to realize what a daredevil Churchill was. The seemingly careless way he entered into battles--in one way or another--showed the persistence of a young man with confidence to go after what he wanted. Winston loved literary writing as much as he despised Math. He pursued that endeavor with all the energy he was capable of.

He wasn't shy about fighting for the things he wanted, whether it was a place in the military or a career or a residence. Others may have considered him uncouth, but he had the confidence needed to obtain what he wanted, and felt like God was on his side.

If you'd like to learn more about the World War II period, specifically in England, and about Winston Churchill, check out this book. You'll not be disappointed.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


Linda Glaz said...

Never knew all that about his childhood. How sad.

Kathryn Page Camp said...

Winston Churchill was a fascinating guy. I just wish I had the time to "meet" all the fascinating people from history.

Caroline said...

Yeah, it was a great book. I loved learning more about him.

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