Battlefields & Blessings: Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War 
By Jane Hampton Cook
Battlefields and Blessings Series,
Publisher: God and Country Press
ISBN-10: 0-89957-042-9, ISBN-13: 978-0-89957-042-6
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All they wanted was to live a quiet life and pursue happiness by running their businesses, managing their farms and raising their families. Instead George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and countless others found themselves living loudly for liberty. Through a 365-day digest-devotional, Battlefields and Blessings: Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War takes you from the starting point to the finishing line in America's quest for Independence, revealing that the Revolution was more than just a war, it was a change of hearts and minds.

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Jane holding Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary WarCouldn't Put it Down
“Jane, I just finished reading Stories of Faith and Courage from The Revolutionary War and could not put it down! Your extensive research and molding the book truly is a significant accomplishment. The book enabled me to chronically experience the Revolutionary War and share the emotions of our Founders.  If you never do another thing, you have made your life count,” from Bob, Bedford, VA.

Don't Want it to End
"Moving through your book and loving it.  Don’t want it to end... Anyway, hate to come to the last page (I’ve cheated, looking ahead at your reference pages so I have a true sense of how much is left).  There are 'meat extenders' to make hamburger go a little further.  Isn’t there something like a 'book extender?'" Russ, Rochester Hills, Michigan  

History as Magic
“Jane Hampton Cook does not know she is a magician. Generally, I don't like to read and history is a topic that is low on my list. I thought perhaps I could read this book since it was a gift and it had stories, essays and writings that were short, very short, which is a good recipe for me. But there were a lot of them so I began slowly. Amazingly I was caught up in the sights, sounds, conversation and convictions of the colonists in such a manner that I thought I was there.

But her tools were not secret concoctions and potions, instead she transformed the theater-of-my-mind through the writings, short writings mind you, of the colonists themselves. Not through Op-Eds but by presenting the actual words and thoughts written by those individuals who were experiencing the search of unencumbered life, simple liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Ms. Cook waved the magic wand of eye witness accounts that revealed the full spectrum of triumph, defeat and the boundless hope of those who demonstrated faith and courage in the revolutionary quest for "a separate and equal station" from England . As I followed the persevering trail of those pioneers of liberty I lost track of the shortness of the stories.

But I digress. You MUST read the book and take the journey - Abra Ka Dabra.”

from Corry, Washington DC

Reflecting on "What is a Revolution?"
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