The start of a new year. Perhaps you bought a new calendar. Maybe a new journal. A daily devotional book?
Lincoln owned a copy of The Believer's Daily Treasure, a collection of Bible verses and poetry, arranged in a day-by-day format, beginning with January 1. Two books in my collection are based on this nineteenth-century book:
- Abraham Lincoln's Daily Treasure: Moments of Faith with Americas Favorite President by Thomas Freiling
- Lincoln's Devotional (public domain text of The Believer's Daily Treasure) with introduction by Carl Sandburg
Either is a good choice for daily reading. Both, in fact, may be on any Lincoln fan's wish list. Lincoln's Devotional most accurately reflects the original book on which it is based, but Abraham Lincoln's Daily Treasure adds insightful observations about the religious and spiritual views of our sixteenth president. I posted a review of each on EverythingLincoln.com.
Happy new year! And, happy bicentennial-birthday year, Mr. Lincoln!