Character for Life: An American Heritage
An in-depth study of famous American men and women who exhibited tremendous character in their respective eras.
"Anyone who is interested in seeing a renaissance of morals and virtues in America should thoughtfully read Don Hawkinson's new book ..." – D. James Kennedy, Ph.D., senior minister, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
"'Character for Life' is biblically sound, historically correct and timely ..." – Dr. David Roth, headmaster, Wheaton Academy, Chicago, Ill.
"Don Hawkinson has touched a vital nerve for the Christian church ..." – Adrian Rogers, former senior pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, Tenn.
By Don Hawkinson
When America was very young, the men and women who cut a civilization out of the New World wilderness did so with sweat, blood and ingenuity.
But they also had something else – they had the invisible but vital qualities of character so necessary for such an undertaking. How fortunate for Americans today that this nation received the gift of many of the Old World's finest pioneers in the law, politics and religion.
Now, author Don Hawkinson brings profiles of those men and women to new life in "Character for Life." Some of those profiled were the spiritual ancestors of the founders of America, and some shaped early culture in America.
Hawkinson has crafted an amazing book that records the true character and nature of early Americans from the political, religious and social justice arenas. It includes well-known figures like George Washington, as well as more "obscure" great Americans like John Witherspoon and Benjamin Rush. Each profile runs six to 12 pages and provides readers and students with concise information for reports and presentations.
Among the 37 profiled:
"Character for Life: An American Heritage" tells the stories of people who gave their lives to the mission of Jesus Christ. Their love for God and country should not only motivate us to treasure our godly heritage but also inspire us to discover our role in the "Great Commission."
Since 1992, Don Hawkinson has served as the president of Mercy Institute. In partnership with the U.S. government, Mercy Institute (formerly Mercy Medical Mission) has helped to establish an open-heart program at the Perm Medical Academy and led relief efforts in Croatia, Belarus and Russia. Hawkinson was educated at Biola University, Seattle Pacific University, Trinity University and the University of the Nations.
Hardcover: 474 pages