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Peter A. Lillback

Autor/a de George Washington's Sacred Fire

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Peter A. Lillback (Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of Proclamation Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He also serves as an adjunct professor of historical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary

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Lillback, Peter A.
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Lillback, Peter Alan
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Lillback's book is downright biblical. Every leadership principle is based from a Scriptural text, most from Peter's life and his message in the books of 1 and 2 Peter. Lillback sources his content right from the life of Peter, and often fills in details from his own life. It's not sermonic or tedious to read, as if a series of exhortations, but winsome and helpful, often speaking to the issues of everyday life. It is well organized and easy to go back and reference for help in a specific area such as relationships with co-workers or productivity.

The reader would be hard pressed to find a book like this in the entire genre of leadership. It is certainly much more than a mere combination of pragmatic strategies with a few bible verses thrown in. It's a work that is both biblically principled and practically focused and the practices grow right out of the principles. Lillback includes spiritual exercises and questions at the end of each chapter to aid the implementation of these principles. He doesn't allow the material to remain abstract.

There is a deep mine of wisdom found in these pages, gleaned from a lifetime of work in the ministry context. I am appreciative of Lillback and his candor, humility, and wisdom.
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joshcrouse3 | Sep 17, 2021 |
Fifteen years of exhaustive research of Washington’s writings set George Washington’s Sacred Fire by Peter A Lillback apart from other studies about our first President. It sites many samples from his writings and from people who knew him, showing that without a doubt, Washington trusted in his savior. Walter A McSougall, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian, from the University of Pennsylvania said "Secular historians ignore George Washington's ward Nelly Custis, who wrote that doubting his Christian faith was as absurd as doubting his patriotism. But they cannot ignore this mountain of evidence suggesting Washington's religion was not Deism, but just the sort of low-church Anglicanism one would expect in an 18th century Virginia gentleman. His 'sacred fire' lit America's path toward civil and religious liberty."Rodney Stark of Baylor University says this book is "An enlightening, engaging, and long overdue correction of the falsehood that Washington lacked faith." Robert P. George of Princeton University believes "...Dr. Lillback buries the myth that Washington was an unbeliever---at most a 'Deist'---under an avalanche of facts..."
This fantastic book is found in our library with other biographies under the number B/Was.
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salem.colorado | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | May 2, 2019 |
Warning: Lillback seems to like Christian mythology in American history.
curranb79 | Jul 31, 2013 |
This book was written to prove that Washington was, contrary to popular opinion, no Deist, but he was a Christian. With this aim in mind, Lillback did an excellent point of achieving his objective. Lillback uses Washington's own writings, and the testimony of those who knew him best, to argue for Washington's Christianity. He does a good job of showing that Washington either was not a Deist, or he was very deceitful. Washington could not have made the statements that he did if he were both a Deist and a man of integrity. The quote that hit me the hardest was one that Washington's granddaughter, Nellie, made. She said that doubting Washington's Christianity is as sensible as doubting his patriotism. Few people knew Washington better than she, and she was very adamant in her beliefs concerning his faith. The only issue that I had with this book was the repetition. In order to make his point, Lillback would repeat things numerous times throughout the book. I prefer things to be a little more concise, and to have much less repetition, but I would still recommend this book.… (més)
torrey23 | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Jun 9, 2013 |


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