Current events during the time I spent writing this book have reinforced my desire to get it published and in the hands of the American people. “What’s Past is Prologue” is a quote from William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. The play tells the story of a wizard who drives a ship to the island he lives on, in order to undo something that happened to him in the past. Since we cannot undo what happened in the past, we need to study history and use it as a guide for the future. History is the rudder of the ship of life we are on. This is why I wrote America’s Two Foundations, A Solid Rock or Sinking Sand?
My interest in American history was kindled by visiting the many historical sites around the country, where history came alive for me. I could breathe it in, and picture the events in my mind. Research is easy today with internet access to the great libraries and museums of the world.
The foundation of my life is Jesus Christ. He is the protagonist in this book and rightly so. After all, history is His-Story. A door to door salesman came to our home one day selling Bibles in 1964. I never owned or read a Bible. It was a huge book full of many colored pictures. I thought it would look impressive sitting on our coffee table. So, I bought it. It was not until 1974 that I picked it up and started to read it, but mainly I just read the picture captions. Three years later, while on a business trip to Europe, I had an encounter with Jesus Christ which changed my life forever.
The Bible is a spiritual history book and it launched me into an interest in the history God was writing. The Bible has been carefully preserved, so the message God inspired the authors to write long ago has been faithfully transmitted to us today. As a small businessman, I know the value of keeping records; since past business records can forecast future business. So, it is with a nation’s history. I want my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to know the foundation that America was first built upon, and which must remain – Jesus Christ.
Thank you for buying my book. Pass it on to your children who will one day inherit this nation. Let us pray they will be defenders of the true foundation revealed in this book.