Faith of My Fathers is about what McCain learned from his father and grandfather, and how their example enabled him to survive.
Author: John McCain
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Senator John McCain learned about life and honor from his grandfather and father, both four-star admirals in the U.S. Navy. Both their careers and their courage helped prepare McCain for the biggest challenge of his life when, as a naval aviator, he was shot down over Hanoi in 1967 and seriously injured. When his captors realized McCain's impressive military legacy, they offered him early release. In what has now become a legendary act of heroism, McCain refused the offer and was subsequently tortured, held in solitary confinement, and imprisoned for more than five years. Faith of My Fathers is about what McCain learned from his father and grandfather, and how their example enabled him to survive. Told with humility, grace, and humor, it is a story of three imperfect men who faced adversity and emerged with their honor intact. It is a story to inspire and instruct, one that shows what fathers give to their sons, and what, ultimately, endures.
... the waters where the answer “I've sent McCain” had once relieved an anxious predecessor. Over a million soldiers, sailors, and airmen now answered to my father's orders. As CINCPAC, my father had command over the war in Vietnam.
Author: John McCain
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Senator John McCain’s deeply moving memoir is the story of three generations of warriors and the ways that sons are shaped and enriched by their fathers. John McCain’s grandfather, a four-star admiral and one of the navy’s greatest commanders, led the strongest aircraft carrier force of the Third Fleet during World War II. McCain’s father, also a four-star admiral, served as commander of all U.S. forces in the Pacific during the Vietnam War. It was in Vietnam that John McCain III faced the most difficult challenge of his life. A naval aviator, he was shot down over Hanoi in 1967. Recognized as the son of a top commander, McCain was tortured and imprisoned for five and a half years. Despite this, he refused Vietnamese offers of an early release. What McCain learned from his grandfather and father enabled him to survive those hard years. A testament to the power of human endurance, Faith of My Fathers is the story of three men who fought for their country with courage and emerged with their honor intact. Praise for Faith of My Fathers “A thoughtful first-person take on survival, both physical and psychological . . . hard to top and impossible to read without being moved.”—USA Today “A candid, moving, and entertaining memoir . . . impressive and inspiring, the story of a man touched and molded by fire who loved and served his country in a time of great trouble, suffering, and challenge.”—Kirkus Reviews “A serious, utterly gripping account of faith, fathers, and the military.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Faith of My Fathers may also appeal to those who flocked to Saving Private Ryan and kept Brokaw's The Greatest Generation near the top of the bestseller lists.”—Library Journal “Faith of My Fathers is the powerful story of a war hero. In it we learn much of what matters most. As prisoner (and later Senator) McCain instructs us: Glory is not an end in itself, but rather a reward for valor and faith. And the greatest freedom and human fulfillment comes from engaging in a noble enterprise larger than oneself. Faith of My Fathers teaches deep truths that are valid in any age but that warrant special attention in our own.”—William J. Bennett
''I never saw my father's psalm until today, Rabbi. There is no copy of it here in the palace. Did you know it existed, Eliakim?'' He glanced at the parchment Isaiah held in his hand and recog- nized Hezekiah's handwriting. ''No.
Author: Lynn Austin
Publisher: Bethany House
Memorable Bible-Era Fiction From Award-Winning Author King Manaseh and his friend Joshua were nurtured together in the faith of their godly fathers. but anger toward God smolders in Manasseh's heart after his father's unexpected death, and his insecurity makes him easy prey for the false claims of sorcery and divination. When Joshua stands up for the truth, the battle lines are drawn, and Joshua must flee his life of privilege. Unable to understand why his boyhood friend has turned against him, and why he must stand alone in the face of such opposition, Joshua comes perilously close to losing his faith. Can Joshua rescue the faithful remnant from Manasseh's persecution? Has it all gone too far..or will he rediscover his father's God? Faith of My Fathers is a riveting story of intrigue, deception, danger, and suspense.
Yet their Church sustained a steady growth rate of 40 percent per decade over the course of those centuries. Maybe there's something we can learn from them. This book is a journey into that world, a tour where your guides are the Fathers.
Author: Mike Aquilina
Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
Category: Christian life
Getting to know the Church Fathers means getting to know our own roots. It means knowing more deeply who we are as we learn more and more about who they are. The early Christians are our ancestors, our common genealogy, our family. When we look to our roots, what do we see? That's what Mike Aquilina shows you in this book. The Fathers managed to pull off an amazing achievement. They converted the pagan world in a mere two and a half centuries. They did it without any resources, without any social or political power. They did it with the most primitive communications media. Yet their Church sustained a steady growth rate of 40 percent per decade over the course of those centuries. Maybe there's something we can learn from them. This book is a journey into that world, a tour where your guides are the Fathers.
Explains the basic tenets of the Catholic Faith–the historical background of virtually everything people find hard to understand about our religion, such as priestly celibacy, sacred images, the Church and the Bible, the primacy of Peter, ...
Author: Cardinal Gibbons
Publisher: Tan Books & Pub
Explains the basic tenets of the Catholic Faith–the historical background of virtually everything people find hard to understand about our religion, such as priestly celibacy, sacred images, the Church and the Bible, the primacy of Peter, Communion under one kind, the invocation of the Saints, etc. First published in 1876, it has sold 1.4 million copies over 40 years!
When He says to Peter: "I will give to thee the keys," etc., He evidently means: I will give the supreme authority over My Church, which is the citadel of faith, My earthly Jerusalem. Thou and thy successors shall be My visible ...
Author: James Gibbons
Publisher: The Floating Press
James Gibbons was a popular, inclusive figure in the American Catholic Church, rising through the ranks as a bishop, archbishop, and cardinal over the course of his service. In the abidingly popular volume The Faith of Our Fathers, Gibbons sets forth the chief tenets, beliefs, doctrines, and practices of Catholicism in a clear and straightforward manner.
Being a Plain Exposition and Vindication of the Church Founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ James Gibbons. man had received the keys of a city , was equivalent to the ... 18 . " 1 He saith to him : Feed My lambs 12A TAE FAITH OF OUR FATHERS .
6.1 FAITH IS A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD Faith is a relationship with God a relationship of trust; a son or daughter looking up tohisorherfather, trusting and believing in Him. David in faith in Psalm 121verse1said: “I will lift up my eyes ...
Author: Ayo Odunayo
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Faith is for living. It is not just a thought or an idea in the Bible; it is the way of life for the Christian. God intends that each and every one of us should live by faith and victorious living comes when you live by faith. A successful Christian gets success by faith and a victorious Christian becomes victorious by faith. A number of believers live like every one else; they struggle like others and there is no difference. Faith makes no difference for them. This is not what God expects of his children. He wants you to like by faith and to get supernatural results through your walk of faith. In this book, rev Ayo Odunayo shows very clear principles to walk by, live by and win by – the principles of faith. Its simple. You too can get it. This book contain examples of winning ways and winning people; men and women of faith, our heroes and fathers of faith who have set for us great examples of how to live and enjoy living – through faith. Read and pass it on.
FAITH OF OUR -Unknown FATHERS Often we fail to realize the great price many of our forefathers paid to establish and preserve the ChrisContend for the faith that was tian faith . It is good for us to be reminded often that once for all ...
Author: Kenneth W. Osbeck
Publisher: Kregel Publications
This revised best-seller is an inspiring daily devotional based on 366 great hymns of the faith. It contains a portion of each hymn along with Scripture readings, meditations, and practical applications.