Book Review: Christian Encounters: William F. Buckley by Jeremy Lott

Christian Encounters: William F. Buckley by Jeremy Lott: I am ashamed to say that, at the age of 36, I do not know much about William F. Buckley Jr. After reading this book I am now determined to learn more.

This book is a part of a series called Christian Encounters. A book series that offers a biography of people in history, with a focus on their religious standings. All though I did not get an abundance on Mr Buckley’s beliefs, other than he was a Catholic, I did get a good idea on how he applied his beliefs to shape his world view.

William F. Buckley was a very impressive person and even with not knowing it, he has a huge impact on my life. The idea of Conservative thought that I subscribe too has it’s roots in the things Mr Buckley wrote and spoke about. All generations going forward will be effected by this one man.

This book was a great introduction to this remarkable man. He gives you the highlights of his life and career, just enough to wet your appetite and create a desire to learn more. The author does a great job of presenting the facts within a context of the times in which they happened. He gives examples of events, in Buckley’s own words when possible, that demonstrate how Buckley came to his point of view.

I recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about William F. Buckley or conservative theory.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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