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Friday, January 21, 2011

The Faith of Ronald Reagan by Mary Beth Brown

The Faith of Ronald Reagan, by Mary Beth Brown, was written because so many other biographies and articles written about the former president leave out a very important part of his life.  You can guess by the title, I'm talking about Reagan's faith.  He was a strong believer in God, Jesus Christ, prayer and the Bible.  Brown's book is chock full of Reagan's own words regarding these subjects - whether they were spoken candidly to his own children, written in letters to friends or spoken clearly in his many great speeches.  Brown also takes the reader through Reagan's history, from childhood to his passing, emphasizing the huge impact his mother's faith had on him all through his life.  Ronald Reagan was a man truly blessed by God in many ways.  He lived through hard times, he rose in fame and power, he loved and lost, but through it all his faith remained firm.  He believe God had a plan for him, and he was willing to let God lead.

I am not big on politics, and thankfully this book does not go down that road... it is a pleasant, interesting read.  I learned facts about the assassination attempt that I never before, I learned about Reagan's first marriage and more about his beautiful relationship with Nancy, but mostly I learned that Reagan was a man of his word and a man of God's word.  He prayed constantly, he allowed God to rule his life and his decisions.  He wasn't a perfect man, by any means... but he did what he thought was right based on Biblical principals.  I really enjoyed this book more than I thought I would... I really found the fact that Reagan's faith such a vital role in his life to be of great comfort and interest.

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