Award-winning journalist Wallace Henley and the great-grandson of Winston Churchill have teamed-up to write a book about the famed World War II leader that focuses on his spiritual life.
Titled God & Churchill: How the Great Leader’s Sense of Divine Destiny Changed His Troubled World and Offers Hope for Ours, the work argues that Churchill rose to prominence as part of a divine destiny.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Henley explained that the idea for the book came from a meeting he had with Jonathan Sandys, great-grandson of Churchill, in Texas.
“He said that studying his great-grandfather’s life to make speeches about his great-grandfather’s life had led him back to God,” said Henley.
“He wanted to write a book on Churchill and God and needed someone to help him write that book. And I had been recommended. I told him immediately that I felt like he needed a person with a much bigger name than mine, but he said, ‘No, I feel like you’re the person.'”
Henley also told CP that the two opted to have the title be “God & Churchill” instead of “Churchill & God” in order to “put God first.”
“Churchill, while he was not an active churchman, nevertheless understood the roots of his society, which we show that in great detail in the book,” continued Henley.
“First of all, we need to learn that a nation that does not know its roots will die. Just like a tree. … And secondly, leaders who will not affirm that foundation will not properly serve their nation.”
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SOURCE: The Christian Post