Abraham Lincoln became the sixteenth US president during a very dark time in America's history. Author Timothy Ballard explores the crucial role that President Lincoln played to bring this nation closer to heaven. Readers will see Lincoln as a man inspired of God who invoked a covenant relationship between America and its maker—not unlike the national covenants invoked by righteous leaders in the Book of Mormon. In addition, The Lincoln Hypothesis reveals documented evidence that Abraham Lincoln did, in fact, check out the Book of Mormon as he struggled with making some of the most critical decisions of his presidency. Did he read it? Did it influence him? Was the Book of Mormon a key factor in Lincoln's success and the healing of a nation?
The author states, "As you read, you will, like a prosecutor reviewing a case, or like a jury determining a verdict, identify valuable pieces of evidence that can be fully substantiated. You will also identify pieces of evidence that cannot. I ask you to consider all the evidence and weight it accordingly. Through this study, many questions regarding the interplay between the restored gospel and the Civil War will be answered. New questions may emerge that will not be so easily answered. Either way, in the end you will find yourself on a most exhilarating investigative journey."
When I got asked to review this book, I was really excited! I have always loved Abraham Lincoln! I felt the Spirit so strong when I went to Washington D.C. to visit his memorial.
I really enjoyed this book and how Ballard highlights the many similarities between the life of Abraham Lincoln and other Prophets! On page 107 it shows the entry in the Library of Congress ledger showing that Lincoln checked out a copy of the Book of Mormon.
Many powerful scriptures, excellent quotes and interesting pictures are also included. The Lincoln Hypothesis is a must read for Lincoln fans, US History lovers and anyone that wants to be uplifted. This would make a really cool Father's Day or anytime gift as well! About the author:
TIMOTHYBALLARD graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University in Spanish and political science, then went on to receive and MA (summa cum laude) in international politics from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Tim has worked for the Central Intelligence Agency as well as an agent for the Department of Homeland Security. He is also the author of The American Covenant: One Nation under God. He lives in Southern California with his wife and six children.
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