Monday, December 16, 2013


I really enjoy reading books about history, as the books are great tools to learn more about our leaders, their successes and failures.  In his book, "Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America's Greatest Virtue," David Bobb has written a book helping us to see the great character in many of our leaders.

He begins this book by looking at history, including a look at the humblest of all, Jesus.  Bobb quotes scripture as he helps us see the beauty and power of humility.  His focus are five of our nations difference makers ~ George Washington, James Madison, Abagail Adams, Abraham Lincoln, and Frederick Douglas.  Prior to his look at Jesus, Bobb begins with a look at Benjamin Franklin.

Bobb is a historian and as such, he understood the challenges and difficulties each person was facing.  This helped me gain a better understanding of their humility and at times how difficult it was to demonstrate.  He concludes the book by looking at the current age and our arrogance and with it, our lack of humility.

This was an excellent book.  It is a short book, but not a quick and easy read.  I would have enjoyed reading about other U.S. historical figures who shaped our nation.  If you enjoy early American history, you will appreciate reading this book.  

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson, as part of its Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

You can watch an introduction about the book at this link!

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