WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE, David W. Bebbington, Eerdmans Publishing Co.

William-Ewart-GladstoneWILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE, David W. Bebbington, Eerdmans Publishing Co.

This is a terrific life story about an aristocratic man in Great Britain in the 1800’s.  His participation on Parliament, in the Church, and in the society of his day had profound effects.  He is an outstanding example of a Christian applying his Christian beliefs at the highest levels of government.  He served in Parliament for more than sixty years and as Prime Minister for four different periods during the reign of Queen Victoria.

From the book:  “Gladstone was a highly gifted man with a striking appearance.  In his earlier years he was slim, erect, and had tousled black hair.  In his old age, observers were most impressed by the majestic forehead and the piercing eye that made opponents quail.  His mind was sharp, his memory excellent, and from an early age he was trained in precise reasoning.  He worked formidably hard, applying himself to paperwork for long hours at a time.  As Prime Minister in the 1880’s, when he had the help of only four secretaries, he composed some twenty thousand letters a year.  He was also an effective speaker.”

ISBN0-8028-0152-8    Soft Cover    270 Pages

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