George Washington’s “Sacred Fire”

Guess what the #1 book is at (at time of writing)? It’s George Washington’s Sacred Fire by Peter Lillback, president of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. (click through links are to the fine, and affordable WTS Bookstore).

This book is already on my shelf and on my to-read list for this summer. Justin Taylor says, “The exhaustively researched book is the culmination of 15 years of research from George Washington’s writings, journals, manuscripts, letters, and testimony from others—showing that Washington was not an unbeliever or a deist but rather a low-church Anglican with genuine faith.” He also reports that Glenn Beck recently had Dr. Lillback on his program, and apparently that boosted the sales. Yup.

I am so thankful that lots of my fellow citizens are reading good stuff. Are you?


1 thought on “George Washington’s “Sacred Fire”

  1. Pastor Bissett,

    This is a good book. It, in a very scholarly manner, lays the case for Washington’s authentic Low-Church Anglicanism and deals with some of the various myths and calumnies that have been raised regarding his character. Highly recommended.

    Kyle Shepherd


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