Winston Churchill wasn’t overtly religious. But he subscribed to divine destiny, telling a classmate at age 16 that he foresaw a day when “London will be attacked … and in the high position I shall occupy, it will fall to me to save the capital, to save the Empire.”
Providence, he believed, guided his every step to save “Christian civilization.”
Churchill’s great-grandson, Jonathan Sandys, offers new insight into the personal, political, and spiritual path of the great British statesman and one of the Allied pillars of World War II in a discussion of his new book God & Churchill: How the Great Leader’s Sense of Divine Destiny Changed His Troubled World and Offers Hope for Ours. It was co-written with former Nixon White House aide Wallace Henley.