I’ve just finished Stephen Mansfield’s fascinating book, Lincoln’s Battle With God, which traces Abraham Lincoln’s painful but steady journey from probable atheism to probable Christianity. Just as I closed the last page, I left to speak at Child Evangelism Fellowship symposium in Peoria, and stayed to speak at Grace Presbyterian Church. That gave me the perfect excuse for an overnight stop in Springfield, Illinois, to see the Lincoln sites. This is must-see territory for every family with children and for everyone interesting in the most challenging epoch in American history. The Lincoln home authentically makes you feel Abe and Mary will walk through the door any moment. The Lincoln Museum provides a visually graphic tour of Lincoln’s life with images and murals so real you’ll think they are. And Lincoln’s tomb brings you as close as you can get to the man himself. Top off the experience by bumping into a United States senator on the street, and you feel like you’re intersecting destiny in some small way. I recommend reading Mansfield’s book, then making a visit to Lincoln Land. Here are some pics.