Author: Guinness, Os
Genre: Biography
Series:
Tags: History / Story / Narrative, Values / Manners / Morals

I have enjoyed the books I have read by Os Guinness.  In this one, he is merely the editor and introduces four biographers who write on George Washington, William Wilberforce, Abraham Lincoln and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.  The four biographies are divided among about 150 pages.  I enjoyed the book for two reasons:  You get a quick but comprehensive view of each man’s character, and you get a lot of excellent illustrative material and quotations for teaching and preaching.  It is a quick read and you will learn some good things you didn’t know.

Quotes from this book:

George Washington on Bigotry

George Washington:  The U.S. is “A government which to bigotry gives no sanction, to persecution no assistance.” Os Guinness, Character Counts, p. 59.