Crossed Lives—Crossed Purposes
Why Thomas Jefferson Failed and William Willberforce Persisted in Leading an End to Slavery
Imprint: Resource Publications
"Crossed Lives--Crossed Purposes is no mere retelling of the intersection of two great men with a pivotal chapter in human history: the abolition of slavery. In the book, Blunt challenges both current and future leaders to heed the lessons gleaned from his careful study of Wilberforce and Jefferson. Effective leaders must be prepared to apply the principles thoughtfully outlined in this book to sustain commitment to purposes that matter, and finish well."
--D. J. Smith,
"In an era desperately in need of leaders with integrity, this insightful comparison of the lives of Wilberforce and Jefferson offers powerful lessons for our lives today. It challenges us to avoid compromise and self-seeking and to embrace servant leadership, grounded in transcendent principles and power, and to persevere in it to our life's end. Whether in political life, family life or anything between, these truths will help you live a life that really counts."
--Thomas A. Tarrants III
Vice President of the C. S. Lewis Institute
"Ray Blunt beautifully weaves together the lives of two of history's great men--and in doing so reveals compelling new insights about the importance of a leader's world view and how mentors influence that world view. This inspiring and thought-provoking story also teaches us much about the importance of a clear life mission and how a leader's allies can help him accomplish that mission."
Founder of GovLeaders.org
"Ray Blunt has told an important story of two men who shaped history, for blessing and for curse. Born out of years of labor and learning, this exceptional book tells a tale that was waiting to be told, and no one knows more about it than the author. A book from the generations, for the generations--and the world will be different, if we have ears to hear."
Principal of The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation & Culture