• The Religious Life of Robert E. Lee

  • By: R. David Cox
  • Narrated by: Trevor Thompson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 01-19-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • 4.9 (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The first close examination of how Robert E. Lee's faith shaped his life 
Robert E. Lee was many things - accomplished soldier, military engineer, college president, family man, agent of reconciliation, polarizing figure. He was also a person of deep Christian conviction. In this biography of the famous Civil War general, R. David Cox shows how Lee's Christian faith shaped his crucial role in some of the most pivotal events in American history. 
Delving into family letters and other primary sources - some of them newly discovered - Cox traces the lifelong development of Lee's convictions and how they influenced his decisions to stand with Virginia against the Union and later to support reconciliation and reconstruction in the years after the Civil War. Faith was central to Lee's character, Cox argues - so central that it directed and redirected his life, especially in the aftermath of defeat.
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By medy on 02-14-18

Robert E Lee

This book is not a biography, but it is biographical. There were a couple of chapters that stepped back from the chronological look, and examined Lee's perspectives on specific topics.

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By Proverbs on 01-24-18

Beautiful narration of a complicated man.

What made the experience of listening to The Religious Life of Robert E. Lee the most enjoyable?

The narrator has an amazing voice. He could read the phone book and make it pleasant. Gorgeous voice.

What other book might you compare The Religious Life of Robert E. Lee to and why?

Books by David McCullough or Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Which scene was your favorite?

There were not "scenes" per se. I loved the chapters that focused on the war. Violence and theology are tragically fascinating.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Lee: A Man of His Time

Any additional comments?

There is lots of chatter about Lee in the mainstream media. He had his faults. He had his strengths. Honor where honor is due. Dishonor where dishonor is due. We need more books like this. History is rarely black and white.

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