God and Churchill

Known as “Britain’s Bulldog,” Sir Winston Churchill helped guide Britain through the dark days before and during World War II. Countless biographies and books chronicle the life and leadership of Churchill, but God and Churchill: How the Great Leader’s Sense of Divine Destiny Changed His Trouble World and Offers Hope for Ours offers a unique perspective on Churchill. Authored by Jonathan Sandys, Churchill’s great-grandson, and Wallace Henley, God and Churchill focuses upon the way God directed the steps of Churchill, using him as force for freedom and religious liberty.

At the beginning of God and Churchill, Sandys accounts his journey toward writing a book about his great-grandfather and his desire to write a biography that was unique, focusing on a side of Churchill that was not generic. Sandys hit upon the idea of writing about Churchill’s faith and his sense of Divine Destiny. In God and Churchill, Sandys and Henley successful account the faith that carried Churchill though the war and sustained him as he faced tyranny and faced down those like Hitler who wanted to usurp the role of God in society.

Compelling and detailed with numerous references to Churchill scholars, the book makes the case for Churchill’s personal faith as a key factor in shaping Churchill’s worldview and the stand he took during World War II. Included in the work are personal accounts written by Churchill in addition to accounts of Churchill as recorded by those who knew and worked with Churchill both in the public and private sector.

For readers wishing to understand Churchill’s personal religious beliefs and how they shaped his reaction to the changing times in Britain, God and Churchill is a well-written book that is sure to attract Churchill scholars and those seeking to understand Churchill and the ways that God used him to change the course of history.

Cover: God & Churchill

*Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of God and Churchill in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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