Kresta in the Afternoon – February 18, 2019 – Hour 1

+  McCarick Dismissed from Clerical State

+  The Faith of Abraham Lincoln (2 segments)

  • Description: Presidents Day is upon us and we’re looking at the personal beliefs of one of our greatest, and most misunderstood, presidents – Abraham Lincoln. What did Lincoln believe? How did his understanding of God affect his vision for the Nation and his leadership during one of America’s darkest periods? We talk with Ron White.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Ron White
      Dr. Ron White is the author of several books including "A. Lincoln: A Biography," "Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural" and "American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S Grant." He is a fellow at the Huntington Library in san Marino, California and a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum in Washington, DC. Visit
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    • A. Lincoln: A Biography

      New copies of this book are currently unavailable. Used copies are available on Amazon at the link above.   Everyone wants to define the man who signed his name “A. Lincoln.” In his lifetime and ever since, friend and foe have taken it upon themselves to characterize Lincoln according to their own label or libel. In this magnificent book, Ronald C. White, Jr., offers a fresh and compelling definition of Lincoln as a man of integrity–what today’s commentators would call “authenticity”–whose moral compass holds the key to understanding his life. Through meticulous research of the newly completed Lincoln Legal Papers, as well as of recently discovered letters and photographs, White provides a portrait of Lincoln’s personal, political, and moral evolution. White shows us Lincoln as a man who would leave a trail of thoughts in his wake, jotting ideas on scraps of paper and filing them in his top hat or the bottom drawer of his desk; a country lawyer who asked questions in order to figure out his own thinking on an issue, as much as to argue the case; a hands-on commander in chief who, as soldiers and sailors watched in amazement, commandeered a boat and ordered an attack on Confederate shore batteries at the tip of the Virginia peninsula; a man who struggled with the immorality of slavery and as president acted publicly and privately to outlaw it forever; and finally, a president involved in a religious odyssey who wrote, for his own eyes only, a profound meditation on “the will of God” in the Civil War that would become the basis of his finest address. Most enlightening, the Abraham Lincoln who comes into focus in this stellar narrative is a person of intellectual curiosity, comfortable with ambiguity, unafraid to “think anew and act anew.” A transcendent, sweeping, passionately written biography that greatly expands our knowledge and understanding of its subject, A. Lincoln will engage a whole new generation of Americans. It is poised to shed a profound light on our greatest president just as America commemorates the bicentennial of his birth. (learn more)

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