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CHRISTIAN LIFE IN LONDON | AUGUST 2020 EDITION
BookMark - The Faith of Queen Elizabeth: The Poise, Grace, and Quiet Strength Behind the Crown
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The Faith of Queen Elizabeth: The Poise, Grace, and Quiet Strength Behind the Crown



Author: Dudley Delffs

Genre: Christian - Biography

ISBN-10: 0310356970
ISBN-13: 9780310356974

Publishing Date: December 3, 2019

Availability in London: Creation Bookstore.

Available in: Paperback

Reviews courtesy of: Goodreads

Summary:

Discover the inspiring spiritual legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history. Sharing a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of this notoriously private monarch, The Faith of Queen Elizabeth features intimate stories and inspiring reflections on the personal faith behind the Crown. With testimonies from historic figures such as Winston Churchill, Billy Graham, Mother Teresa, and Margaret Thatcher, this magnificent tribute explores the faith of the world's most famous Queen - and the King she serves.

Icon, matriarch, reformer, and the longest-reigning monarch in British history - Queen Elizabeth II intrigues millions around the world with her royal heritage, inspirational character, and profound faith, especially as depicted in award-winning films such as The Queen and the wildly popular Netflix series The Crown.

With a reign that bridges the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Queen Elizabeth has become the definition of stability, faithfulness, and dignity. Fearlessly, she led her country into the modern age with a balance of historical tradition and entrepreneurial initiative, public service and private devotion.

Nearing seven decades on the throne, the Queen has faced many personal and public storms - an early and surprising ascension to the throne, the dissolution of the British Empire, political upheavals, international crises, national tragedies, family deaths, and the tabloid travails of her children and grandchildren. But throughout all her trials and triumphs, Her Majesty credits her personal faith in Jesus Christ as the steadying anchor to her life and reign. In this spiritual biography, Dudley Delffs unpacks the secret behind Her Majesty's personal devotion and public service, giving you a fuller, richer picture of the woman who’s led a nation with unwavering faith and resolve.

Reader Reviews:

Donna Hines rated The Faith of Queen Elizabeth a 5 out of 5 stars
An incredible, inspiring, authentic look into the life and times of a true -QUEEN!

What more can one say other than to take notes on how to carry oneself with grace, dignity, and humility.

Having been married in the Cayman Islands on Grand Cayman I can attest to the intrigue and intensity she has among her people.

She is the rock, the glue, the foundation upon which all else exists in the British Territories and she shall reign supreme.

I absolutely adored how this book flowed and ebbed throughout her extensive career both personally and professionally.

We have heard more about the Queen in the past than ever before with good reason as times are progressing, changing, altering daily.

It's a constant source of etiquette vs historical means with constant tweaking in between.

I'm so glad to see the monarchy altering to fit the times and allowing exceptions as needed.

"She led her country into the modern age with a balance of historical tradition and entrepreneurial initiative, public service and private devotion."

Her faith in Jesus Christ is what has carried her through the numerous personal storms and she's done so with grace and beauty that's simply unmatched.

In fact, I donated this to my ex-husband in hopes he reads it and learns a little something about 'Queens' especially as a malignant narcissist with a grandiose ego.

Authenticity is key!

A fab read!


Kim Bakos rated The Faith of Queen Elizabeth a 2 out of 5 stars
Although I enjoyed the book, it really wasn't what the title would suggest it is.

If you want a brief overview of the 70 years of Elizabeth's reign and a little of the family history that led to her ascension to the throne, this book will give you that. If you want to learn about her faith, which is what the book is supposed to be about, there is very little of that in here.

The only real substance about her faith that is backed by facts is the snippets taken from some of her speeches, primarily the ones that she gives each Christmas. The rest of the evidence of her faith is based on supposition - she is an example of the Golden Rule, which comes from the Bible. She stands strong when she is in a tough position, like David before Goliath or Daniel in the lion's den, so she must have the same depth of faith that they did. I do believe that she is a Christian and tries to live out her faith, but this book does little to prove that, it just draws a faulty conclusion that the only way to perceive her actions is as those of someone of faith.


Dr. Leanna Floyd rated The Faith of Queen Elizabeth a 5 out of 5 stars
Beautiful! Inspiring!

The Faith of Queen Elizabeth: The Poise, Grace, and Quiet Strength Behind the Crown is a beautiful and inspiring look into the life of an amazing woman who exudes all the characteristics of an admired and honorable queen. I was wrapped up in the pages of this story as the author described the Queen’s life with such detail and insight that I felt like I personally knew her. She faced struggles, personally and professionally, but she responded to them with strength, courage, and grace, which was so refreshing. I loved reading about her passions in life, and there was an underlying theme of fearlessness and perseverance throughout the struggles she faced. As the title suggests, Queen Elizabeth II exhibited a lot of characteristics that all great leaders should possess (poise, grace, and strength). Specifically, I really enjoyed reading the parts about her faith, which were beautifully woven throughout the book, and how she relied on her faith throughout her life. “The only way to wear the royal grandeur of the monarchy was to remain clothed in her humanity. And her Christian faith remains the thread stitching person and personage, duty and desire, together (Delffs, 2019, p. 28).” I throughly enjoyed reading this book, and I will be sure to buy a few copies to share with my mother and grandmother, both women, whom like the Queen, I admire.


Susan Dyson rated The Faith of Queen Elizabeth a 1 out of 5 stars
If you are thinking of reading this to get any extra understanding of the faith of the Queen don't bother. The historical information that he uses is fiction, quoting Netflix The Crown and the film The Queen as well as "The Kings speech". Even more bizarrely using a fictitious novel called "Mrs Queen takes the train" as if it contains some insight to the thoughts of the Queen. The personal interviews are equally as strange. Oddly I don't need to know that Gemma, a student how has had nothing to offer to this subject, is wearing jeans and a sweater and the Dudley had a nice breakfast served to him prior to his supposed interview. Find some copies of the Queens Christmas speeches to read as that will give you far more to consider.


Chels Patterson rated The Faith of Queen Elizabeth a 2 out of 5 stars
The book just devolves into a fan letter about the Queen. Repeats the same stories about The Queen as popular tv shows and movies do. Very little is about religion.

The author had opportunity to explore the faith more deeply. The author states the Queens favourite hymns, psalms, parables, etc they could have explored why it may speak to the Queen or what those passages mean.

Instead it’s just over done stories like that of the Queen driving the Saudi Prince.

The personal stories at the end of each chapter were just pretentious and so self-absorbed!

It is such as basic telling, with no interesting or emotive chapters unless you have never heard of the Queen, the commonwealth, or watched any show or movie shouts either.


Steph Cheery rated The Faith of Queen Elizabeth a 3 out of 5 stars
I hate to say it, but this was a “meh” read for me. If you have watched the Crown and done a little Google search, you’ve read this book. It’s a recap of her life and how the author believes the Queen operated in faith in certain situations. There were a few things I learned about her, but it was largely a so so read. The story drug along and jumped around. It’s like a fan letter with people the author ran into that knew the Queen. He did not speak to her. The closest he got was thinking he saw her majesty along a trail once. The book lacked depth. It’s sad to me because her faith seems to be a driving force in her decisions.

Barbara White rated The Faith of Queen Elizabeth a 5 out of 5 stars The Faith of Queen Elizabeth: The Poise, Grace, and Quiet Strength Behind the Crown gives an extraordinary look into Queen Elizabeth. I have heightened my admiration for her and how she handles her life and job. I highly recommend this book.Thanks to Goodreads First Reads for my copy of this great book.


Jody Hunt rated The Faith of Queen Elizabeth a 5 out of 5 stars
I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway! Thank you Goodreads and Zondervan Books! I have always been interested in the royal family, especially the Queen, this book brought new insight into her life based on her faith.


Terri Layton rated The Faith of Queen Elizabeth a 4 out of 5 stars
This book was quite enlightening for me. I've never really been too interested in the royals. However this book gave me a new insight on the tradition that the royals hold in such high regard and why us commoners are so enchanted by it.


Beth Coulson rated The Faith of Queen Elizabeth a 3 out of 5 stars
Interesting and I learned some background about the Queen but not a whole lot of information about her faith like did she go to church weekly, read her Bible daily, consult with church people, etc. More faith details would have been nice.






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