Throughout history there have been many great leaders, some where presidents, other
were just great people. But there are a few names that are common on people's minds when you
think of a great role model. One of them is Abraham Lincoln. In the book Abraham Lincoln The
Christian by William J. Johnson there are three very evident characteristics. The first one is that
he was a very religious man, secondly a very persevered man, and lastly he was a man that gave
He was never out of arms reach of the Bible. Growing up he had very godly family; both
of his parents were Christians. His home was a home of prayer, worship, and bible reading.
There wasn't a church close enough for them to attend regularly so his mother read bible stories
to him each Sunday just like they would hear in Sunday school. At the tender age of nine his
mom became very ill and died, but before she died she had once last talk with him and his sister.
She told them to be kind to one another and to the rest of the family, hoping that they would live
in the godliness that she had instilled in them. As a young man growing up he had doubts about
his religion, but he always researched and talked with others about it. He was said to have
written a paper on the emotions of God and they said there was never a paper that matched its
content. As he started to become well known throughout the country he never left his Christian
roots. Most of his speeches started and ended with a comment towards God or thanking God for
what he had given him. He is one of the few men that led our country...