Sunday, February 14, 2010

Abraham Lincoln, a Spiritualist...ebooks

I could hardly let Abraham Lincoln’s birthday go by without mention of my ebooks about him that I published for the 200th anniversary of his birth last year. I always found him to be so fascinating and in many ways one of my heroes from childhood. So I am delighted to have written about him.

Many people do not know that Lincoln was a spiritualist and did take part in séances and meetings with mediums. One medium in particular was a young woman named Nettie Colburn (Maynard). Not long before her death she wrote a book about her life and that included her time with Lincoln during the Civil War. Thankfully, Mrs. Maynard left us with this profound treasure, a spiritual profile of an intelligent man, a deep thinker, and a man dedicated to preserving our Union and with a goal toward humane treatment of all citizens of our country.

I wrote an Introduction to Nettie Colburn Maynard’s book, Was Abraham Lincoln a Spiritualist?. Her book profiles the less discussed side of Abraham Lincoln - his spiritual side. His interest in Spiritualism apparently separated him from many, but not all, as you will see in reading this book. Medium Nettie Colburn was born in 1841 and in 1891 she published this book. It charts her experiences with President Lincoln during a period of great upheaval in the United States. This book is a profound treasure, a spiritual profile of an intelligent man, a deep thinker, and a man dedicated to preserving the Union and inspiring greater humane treatment of all citizens. Illustrations included. We include a second book, Writings of and about Abraham Lincoln, Our Sixteenth President, compiled by me. These two books are offered as Free Gifts with the purchase of my ebook, How Thin the Veil! 150 Years of Spiritualism, along with three more free ebooks. They are Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe; Through the Mist: Light at the End of the Tunnel By Linda Pendleton; and Charting Your Intuitive Experiences: To Heal, Solve Problems, Make Spiritual Contact and More! By Linda Pendleton.

This week I received a beautiful review on How Thin the Veil! 150 Years of Spiritualism, and she previously had mentioned she was enjoying the ebook gifts, too.

Her review of How Thin the Veil! 150 Years of Spiritualism: “This ebook was fantastic.... Our family recently buried yet another member of the family (three in two years) and I was so overcome with grief when I started reading this book. I'm much better now and will absolutely recommend this book to anyone that has experienced a loss!” ~ Namaste', Susan S., Arizona

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Nancy said...

How wonderful, Linda! You are so generous and this is such an interesting topic. I'll check it out.

Linda Pendleton said...

Nancy, thank you... :-)
I've been fascinated, not only by Lincoln, but by the 19th century Spiritualist for a long time.