These questions led to a careful study of. His life, writings, and speeches, to find what Lincoln had said that would reveal, if possible, his own mind and heart. The result of the first brief study was given in an address on Lincoln's Birthday. It was in a community saturated with unbe lief in matters of religion. The people seemed amazed, yet pleased, that there was so much evidence of his Christian belief. During all these years I have been on the alert for anything I could find in public addresses, papers, magazines, and books bearing upon the subject. Almost every year the address has been given in part on Lincoln's Birthday. Always the people have urged that it be put in book form, and so made permanently accessible to the public.