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Battlefields and Blessings: Stories of Faith & Courage from the Revolutionary War

Recorded on November 8, 2007

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

All they wanted was to pursue happiness by running their businesses, managing their farms and raising their families.  They would have been content to die quietly and anonymously, instead they found themselves living loudly for liberty.

Battlefields and Blessings: Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War takes you - in a 365-day devotional format - from the starting point to the finishing line in America's quest for Independence, revealing that the Revolution was more than just a war, it was a changing of hearts and minds.  Based upon stories and documents from Revolutionary heroes along with sermons of the period, the issue challenges are strikingly familiar to us today.  While most Revolutionary War books give you the military strategy or the political struggles of independence, Battlefields and Blessings gives you all that plus something unique: the pulpit perspective.

What makes this book timely is its ability to connect readers to our nation's roots of freedom, something essential to supporting our service men and women today as they continue the Revolution by living loudly for liberty.

Jane Hampton Cook, author of The Faith of America's First Ladies (Living Ink Books, 2006), is a former "webmaster" (1998-2003) for President George W. Bush.  Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, she lives in the Washington D.C. area with her husband and two young sons.