I’ve never been a guy that gets too deep into politics. My earliest memories (aging myself here) are of a black and white TV talking about the hostages and a guy named Ronald Reagan announcing they were now free. I remember the day that same President got shot and the reaction of a country. My college years were spent far away from TV and news so sadly I missed the falling of the wall. These were obviously huge moments in our countries history. Huge moments that now, many point to as a time, and a President that stood tall as one of the greatest. When people measure our Presidents, they often point to Ronald Reagan as the marker they measure against.
So it is no question that when “The Faith of Ronald Reagan” became available, I quickly signed up to read and review it. Written by Mary Beth Brown, The Faith of Ronald Reagan is a behind-the-scenes look at the early days of Ronald Reagan and what shaped the man. We are given access to see the faith that so often is not mentioned as the foundation of who Ronald Reagan was. The book features many quotes that will give those that admire Ronald Reagan even more pause to do so. For example:
Whatever happens now I owe my life to God and will try to serve him in every way I can. -Ronald Reagan, 1981
The Faith of Ronald Reagan is a wonderful look at the man, the people in his life and the God that he served throughout his life and Presidency. While many talk of the faith of George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan was a man of faith that we should admire and respect. I give “The Faith of Ronald Reagan” a 4 out of 5.
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