George Washington’s Sacred Fire

Here’s one of Glenn Beck’s favorite books in honor of Presidents’ Day (though it’s likely forgotten more and more that the official name of the federal holiday is Washington’s Birthday).

George Washington’s Sacred Fire is an uncommon biography that lays out the facts about the Christian faith of the Father of Our Country (and only for $7.99).

What sets apart this work from all previous efforts is Dr. Peter Lillback’s exhaustive 15 years of research, revealing a unique icon driven by the highest of ideals.

Only do George Washington’s own writings, journals, letters, manuscripts, and those of his closest family and confidants reveal the truth of this awe-inspiring role model for all generations.

Here Lillback paints a picture of a man, who, faced with unprecedented challenges and circumstances, ultimately drew upon his persistent qualities of characterhonesty, justice, equity, perseverance, piety, forgiveness, humility, and servant leadershipto become one of the most revered figures in world history.

Check out this video in which Glenn discusses Washington’s Christian faith with Lillback and David Barton. (Also noted is progressive revisionist history that created the widely held notion that Washington was not a Christian, but a Deistone who believes God is impersonal and distant, uninvolved in the course of human events.)

In the following excerpt, Lillback lays out some of Washington’s words that indicate his Christian faith:

…the letter General Washington wrote to the Delaware Indian chiefs. … [who] asked him for advice on teaching their young ones. He responded that they do well to learn our way of life and arts, “but above all, the religion of Jesus Christ.”

Furthermore, Washington talks about the need to be a good Christian—using the word “Christian”—in several different letters and communiques. Thus we find phrases such as the following in Washington’s public and private writings: “A Christian Spirit,” “A True Christian,” “Be more of a man and a Christian,” “Christian soldiers,” “The little Christian,” “To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.”

George Washington set the cornerstone for what would become one of the most prosperous, free nations in the history of civilization. Through George Washington’s Sacred Fire, Lillback (assisted by Jerry Newcombe) reveals an inspirational image of the general who led the American Revolution and the man who became the first president of the United States.