Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address

The Battle of Gettysburg in July, 1863, was an attack by Confederate troops on the North—on their own soil! General Lee’s plan was to win, thereby discouraging the Union from continuing the war. His plan failed and it became the turning point in the Civil War.

Four months later, Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address. It took only two minutes to deliver, but it’s considered one of the most stirring speeches in American history. “. . . and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

The Gettysburg Address has biblical themes throughout from such books as 3 John and Psalm 90. Lincoln later said: “In regard to this great book, I can only say it is the best gift which God has ever given man.”


More Book Minute Features

March 16, 2018

Corita Kent: Pop Art and the Bible

Pop art and the Bible? Created by a woman wearing a habit? Sister Corita Kent’s silkscreen pop art has been compared to Andy Warhol’s more famous work...
March 15, 2018

Beware the Ides of March

Today recalls the famous quote from William Shakespeare’s, Julius Caesar, warning him to be careful—to “BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH!" William Shakespeare...
March 14, 2018

Mike Jarvis, Florida Atlantic University Head Bask...

In March 2014, Florida Atlantic University fell five points short of advancing in the 2014 Conference USA Basketball Tournament. Head coach Mike Jarvi...