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By Timothy Ballard
Abraham Lincoln grew to become the 16th US president in the course of a truly darkish time in America's heritage. writer Timothy Ballard explores the the most important position that President Lincoln performed to deliver this state toward heaven. Readers will see Lincoln as a guy encouraged of God who invoked a covenant dating among the United States and its maker—not not like the nationwide covenants invoked by way of righteous leaders within the e-book of Mormon. moreover, The Lincoln speculation unearths documented facts that Abraham Lincoln did, actually, try out the ebook of Mormon as he struggled with making essentially the most severe judgements of his presidency. Did he learn it? Did it effect him? was once the booklet of Mormon a key consider Lincoln's good fortune and the therapeutic of a nation?
The writer states, "As you learn, you are going to, like a prosecutor reviewing a case, or like a jury picking out a verdict, establish worthy items of facts that may be absolutely substantiated. additionally, you will establish items of facts that can't. I ask you to contemplate the entire proof and weight it therefore. via this research, many questions concerning the interaction among the restored gospel and the Civil struggle can be spoke back. New questions may well emerge that won't be so simply responded. both means, finally you can find your self on a such a lot exhilarating investigative journey."
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