July 22, 2017

The Bible Lessons of John Quincy Adams for His Son

The Bible Lessons of John Quincy Adams for His Son

 

$19.90

Author: Douglas W. Phillips
Format: Paperback (91 pages)

 

My Dear Son, I have thought if in addition to the hour which I daily give to the reading of the Bible, I should also from time to time (and especially on the Sabbath) apply another hour occasionally to communicate to you the reflections that arise in my mind upon its perusal, it might not only tend to fix and promote my own attention to the excellent instructions of that sacred Book… JQA

Historian David McCullough has described President John Quincy Adams as one of the most principled and certainly most intelligent men ever to occupy the White House. Born in 1767, Adams entered his country’s service while a mere lad as secretary to the Russian Embassy and remained through life a public servant, filling successively the posts of secretary, ambassador, United States Senator, Secretary of State, President, and finally Representative in Congress. This station he filled from 1831 until the moment of his death, while rising to address Congress on February 23, 1848. However, all of these remarkable achievements are secondary to his role as father. Though a busy man, Adams made it his priority to study the Bible and to train his son to love God’s Holy Word. His example stands out for all men as a shepherd who loved his family flock. When I first read President Adam’s Bible study lessons to his son, I was amazed at the tremendous detail and the depth of his biblical knowledge. Edited and Compiled by Doug Phillips. Paperback. 91 pgs.

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