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. 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, 2020
Miserere mei Deus - Psalm 51
Miserere mei Deus (“Have mercy on me, O God”) by Gregorio Allegri, using the words from Psalm 51, is one of the most beautiful compositions ever writt...
March 09, 2020
Walt Whitman and the Bible in Poetry
Walt Whitman is regarded as one of America’s most significant 19th-century poets. Whitman references the Bible in several of his works. Evident in an...
March 02, 2020
The Merneptah Stele
Merneptah was a Pharaoh who ruled over Egypt in the late 13th century B.C. In 1896, renowned British archaeologist Flinders Petrie discovered a stone...