A fascinating and well-argued book that adds a vital, missing component to understanding Churchill. I was not only convinced but delighted at the realism and relevance of their portrayal of Churchill. He emerges as anything but ardently religious, but he was more personally aware of his destiny and more biblically literate and attuned to the Christian worldview and Christian civilization than many Christians today.
The shadow Winston Churchill cast over his family was legendary—even intimidating, especially for his great-grandson. The more Jonathan Sandys researched his great-grandfather’s life, the more he realized that the public story was incomplete. What are we to make of Churchill’s seeming sense of divine destiny—evident as early as his teenage years? What did he believe about God? Were his references to deity and Christianity merely political platitudes, or is it possible that they went deeper than that? And what role did Churchill’s spiritual beliefs play in his leadership on the world stage, especially during the Second World War?
Jonathan Sandys and Wallace Henley offer both a fascinating spiritual biography and a new perspective on the personal, political, and spiritual path of one of the twentieth century’s greatest men—as well as lessons from Churchill’s life that illuminate our understanding of the world today.