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A man of faith : the spiritual journey of George W. Bush
Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Recommended to Andrew by: Found it at a resale store. Shelves: biographies , politics. I have been looking for a strictly historical account of George W. Bush's presidency. A book that goes through the election and his two terms in office. Unfortunately, this doesn't quite match the criterion.
Even though it was only just a little closer to what I was looking for, it wasn't altogether a complete waste of time. Since I read this particular book , this kin I have been looking for a strictly historical account of George W. Since I read this particular book , this kind of felt like a godsend. It's sometimes interesting to see family tree development. To see that it went Samuel - Prescott - George H. The book talks of his governorship of Texas, as well as the majority of his first term as president.
Because he changed my heart. Having grown up in a house with parents who had voted for Bush in the election, this was also somewhat nostalgic.
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Because of my parents, I saw so many news articles and stations talking about the 'Faith-based Initiatives,' and heard a lot about the former president's faith. Negative things that I can say about this book are: 1. Within the first 63 pages, I read three times how the former president could memorize a lot of people's names, how he was a ladies' man, and how he had a political mind. The last one being obvious, I found its repetitive mention to be a bit unnecessary.
It becomes even more random when Aikman barely touched Presbyterian and Episcopalian when you compare it to the in depth chapter on Methodism. Page On pg , the author references 'separation of church and state.
So, six issues within pages the remaining pages are most of the sermon mentioned in number six. This book went through a variety of topics and issues, so six really isn't that bad. Again, it wasn't quite what I've been looking for, but compared to the critical commentary of James Mann in the book I linked above, it was really good.
However, because of the random history on Methodism, and the last chapter barely being about GWB, I'm going to give this 3 instead of 4 stars. Apr 23, Derrick rated it liked it. When I bought this book it was not because of the nuggets of wisdom I thought it presented but more so the irony between the title A MAN of Faith and the cover image George W. Bush , the author managed to create a certain cognitive dissonance that just pulls you in. In Africa, where I come from, the media which primarily relies on the Western media, has managed to portray George W. Interestingly, contrary to my expectations, the author did not try to make a saint out George W.
Strings had to be pulled for him almost at every level and a perfect example for this is during his admission to Yale. As Lord Baelish in Game of Thrones puts it, some people are fortunate enough to be born in the right family and others have to find their own way. George W. David Aikman does a good job of painting a man who is running from his demons and so desperate of curving his own destiny and getting out of the big shadows cast on him by his predecessors.
A Man of Faith: The Spiritual Journey of George W. Bush by David Aikman
Clearly not as brilliant as his father and his grandfather or even his great-grandfather, George W. Mar 27, Craig Dyson rated it it was amazing. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? You already recently rated this item. Your rating has been recorded. Write a review Rate this item: 1 2 3 4 5.