Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Book Review - Grant

I love history. I love learning how God works out all things in history. Because it is really His story. 

Grant, Savior of the Union, written by Mitchell Yockelson, reminds me of the sovereignty of God behind the scenes of life and history. The Civil War was a horrible part of America's history. There were strong believer's on each side. However, Grant was not one of them.

Grant was a rebel and counter cultural young man. But, many of these negative features is what drove him to excellence in the Civil War.  

Mr. Yockelson does a great job laying out, in an easy to read manner, the life of Grant, from young boy to American President. Grant was a go-getter who pushed his way through to victory even against the most famous Confederate General. Robert E. Lee. On the home front, he had four children with Mrs. Julia Grant, but due to his military career, he wasn't home much. His presidency came to be just by popular vote of his military accomplishments, but was not much of a success.

I am grateful for the Lord using U.S. Grant to bring the civil war to an end. I am grateful to Mr. Yockelson for helping me to understand the life of this important person in history.

I received a free copy of this book as part of the Booksneeze Blogging Network.

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