Paying the Price for Freedom: History’s Ultimate Hero

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Longtime educator investigates the concept of sacrifice in new book "Sacrifice"

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Americans are living lives in the blessings of freedoms provided through sacrifices of past heroes and heroines.

In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Heroism always feels and never reasons, and therefore is always right.”

In his new book “Sacrifice,” author John W. Abell provides a historical investigation of sacrificial acts made by history’s heroes – encouraging readers to examine the concept of sacrifice from a Christian perspective.

“Americans are living lives in the blessings of freedoms provided through sacrifices of past heroes and heroines,” Abell said. “The ultimate sacrifice of world history was the prophesied death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.”

As each chapter reflects on stories of heroism – including military, civilian and religious – the author challenges readers to reflect on their own lives.

Through research and scripture, Abell also explores themes of freedom, duty, faith and forgiveness.

Abell, an educator for more than 36 years, also includes a participant guide to involve readers in independent research and evaluation of the concepts discussed in “Sacrifice.”

“Sacrifice”
By John W. Abell
ISBN: 978-1-4497-8992-3
Softcover retail price: $17.95
Hardcover retail price: $33.95
Available online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
John W. Abell served as a school administrator and taught history before his retirement. He holds a bachelor’s degree in U.S. history and political science, a master’s degree in secondary administration and an education specialist degree from Butler University in Indianapolis. A longtime Christian, he has also been involved in several missionary ministries, served as a deacon and elder and led Bible studies. He resides in Carmel, Ind. with his wife, Gloria.

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