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The Printer and the Preacher

The Printer and the Preacher Ben Franklin, George Whitefield, and the Surprising Friendship that Invented America

By Randy Petersen
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 3.83 Stars

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On 3/10 Jason Stanley wrote: Billed as a “groundbreaking look” at the friendship between the preacher George Whitfield and the printer (and anything else he wanted to be) Benjamin Franklin. The publisher goes on to say that this relationship “defined what it means to be an American.” Petersen introduces Franklin and Whitfield ... Book Review: The Printer and the Preacher

Jason's Rating:

3 Stars

On 3/4 Philip wrote: The premise of this book seemed to be a great one. Can we look back in time, and see how the lives two men, though disconnected, were pivotal in creating the republic we have today? If so, I think that would make for a very compelling read. Unfortunately, it didn't. I have not read any of Petersen's ... Book Review

Philip's Rating:

2 Stars

On 10/28 Amy Talbott wrote: I do enjoy reading historical books. There are some historical books that are more interesting than others. The Printer and The Preacher is a book that stands out to me because of the comparison of two very different men, and how they were able to work together and benefit each other in many ways. Even ... A well written historical biography of two of our nations founding fathers.

Amy Talbott's Rating:

4 Stars

On 10/27 Terry Delaney wrote: A little slow moving but very informational. It was an enjoyable read that brought two streams, often not studied in tandem, together in a way that helps to explain perhaps the original intent of the separation of church and state. It is also beneficial to see how a man of faith and a man of politics ... Fun and Enjoyable

Terry's Rating:

4 Stars

On 10/19 Victor Gentile wrote: I know a little about Colonial America. I know a little about George Whitefield. I know a little about Ben Franklin. When I found out that I could learn more about all three and how they worked together I jumped at the opportunity. Mr. Petersen has given us a well written, informative biography that ... Book Review: “The Printer and the Preacher” by Randy Petersen

Victor's Rating:

5 Stars

On 9/25 Cindy Dorfsmith wrote: When I picked up this book I expected a a history of the friendship between Ben Franklin and George Whitefield and how it inspired and formed America. What I didn’t expect was two entirely separate biographies of each Ben Franklin and George Whitefield, compared side by side, which is exactly what ... The Printer and the Preacher

Cindy's Rating:

3 Stars

On 9/13 Taylor Murray wrote: Prior to the American War for Independence, there was a different kind of “war” that swept across the nation. Specifically, a Protestant “war for souls” became the bedrock of American culture, as the Great Awakening of the 1740s spread throughout the colonies. Perhaps no figure is more prominent ... BOOK REVIEW: THE PRINTER AND THE PREACHER

Taylor's Rating:

5 Stars

On 9/5 Thrifty Christy wrote: My husband and I read this book together, as we’re both big history and theology fans. In fact, one of our children was named after George Whitefield, and we enjoy reading books that tell about Whitefield’s life. This particular book is an interesting read about two very famous men who were friendly ... Provides lots of historical context for the friendship between two amazing men

Thrifty Christy's Rating:

5 Stars

On 9/2 Scotty wrote: I fell in love with learning in the third grade by studying the history of the American southwest. Ever since then, I have always enjoyed studying and reading about most history subjects, and that includes Randy Petersen’s new book, “The Printer and the Preacher” (published by Nelson Books). Let ... An interesting book with an exaggerated premise ...

Scotty's Rating:

3 Stars

On 9/2 Debra Brinkman wrote: We've been studying US History this year, and I really wanted to have some extra biography read-alouds to throw into the mix. I love biography. The Printer and the Preacher by Randy Petersen is a biographical tale of Benjamin Franklin and George Whitefield. My US History courses never even mentioned ... Lots of interesting information, and I feel we "know" these two men better now

Debra's Rating:

4 Stars