050 - Patton

I received a free copy of the new book “Patton” published by Thomas Nelson, and I couldn’t be more disappointed. This book takes an amazing war general and tries to turn him into a devout Christian. Most biographies on Patton barely mention his faith, let alone make it vital to the book. However, most biographies on Patton aren’t published by Christian Publishing companies. The book was a decent read, but you could tell that the publisher was trying to prove this general was a Christian rather than simply tell his story.

Also, one thing that intrigues me considering this is a book published by a Christian company is why they never approached the idea of Patton justifying his lifestyle with his beliefs. I don’t have a problem with a Christian serving in the military, but for a man like Patton I wonder how he reconciles the two. This book probably isn’t worth reading, let alone buying unless you’re an absolute die-hard Patton fan.

Also, I’m supposed to let you know that I was given a free review copy of the book, but that has nothing to do with whether or not I liked it.

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