Item description for George Washington: Man of Prayer and Courage (The Sowers) by Norma C. Camp, Amp Norma C & Diane Manderfield...
Overview In his first Inaugural Address: "It would be peculiarly improper to omit, in this first official act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being, who rules over the Universe, who presides in the councils of nations and whose providential aids can supply every human defect. We ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which heaven itself ordained. No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States." In his Thanksgiving Day Proclamation of 1789: "I do recommend and assign Thursday, the twenty-sixth day of November next to be devoted by the people of these states to the service of the glorious Being, who is the Beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is or that will be; that we may then unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation. And, also, that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers, and supplications to to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions."
Publishers Description America's first president patterned his life around the Bible lessons he studied daily.
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Studio: Mott Media (MI)
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.26" Width: 5.26" Height: 0.46" Weight: 0.48 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2000
Publisher Mott Media
Grade Level Grade 7
ISBN 091513425X ISBN13 9780915134250
Availability 0 units.
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Average Biography of a Great Man Dec 13, 2002
Starting with George Washington as a boy, this book follows him throughout his life. It focuses on his early military career fighting with the British against the French and Indians, working his plantation, and responding when his new country needed a general and first President.
Unfortunately, this book aimed at kids could have been better. The narrative is uneven, making it hard to follow how much time has passed between stories we're reading. Furthermore, the style is choppy with too many simple sentences strung together. On the other hand, there are some thrilling stories from his days fighting in armies that will keep young readers interested. And his writing is used creatively to show his belief in God without interrupting the flow.
George Washington was a great man we can all learn from. This biography gives some interesting information and a good overview of his life and times. Unfortunately, it's not quite polished enough to get a full recommendation.
George Washigton Book Review May 2, 2001
George Washington was born on a snowy day, Febuary 11(22 on new calendar), 1732. From then on he was a devout christian and a great leader. His father taught him how to ride a horse, shoot a rifle, and hired a tutor to prepare him for his schooling in Appleby. Appleby was an elegant boarding school in England. When 11 year-old George was visiting his cousin's mansion on the Chotank River about 20 miles away from hsi home in Ferry Farm, a servant from his home burst onto the amnsion lawn and told him that his father was deathly ill. Shortly after he arrived his father died. This was only the childhood part on George but the book goes on about how he got interested in surveying, how he became a great military leader, and how he eventually became the U.S.'s first presedent. The book showed his great leadership and his commitment to the Lord and the teachings of the Bible. Overall it was a great book and made you experience George Washington and his beliefs.