Thursday, June 28, 2012

God Bless America

I am very excited to announce that I have nearly completed my newest book “Preserve, Protect, and Defend.” I have written several books over the past six years and felt it was time to write another book. I keep a file of future book ideas and since my latest book had been selling well and the publisher was anxious for a sequel, I began to ponder what book I should write next. I began working on several different books; however, none of them felt like the book I was to be writing. During this time, I had a book that I had never heard of before that was published in 2002 recommended to me by three different people within a two week period. I got the message that I needed to read this book.

I ordered the book and read through it in a couple of days. The book taught various principles through a fictional character and story. After finishing the book, I had the impression that I needed to write a book like this where true principles were taught through a fictional story. When I told my wife that I was going to write a novelesque book she quipped, “How do you plan on writing a novel when you have never even read a novel?” I replied, “If God wants me to write a novel, I can write a novel.” She responded, “If you write a novel, it will definitely increase my belief in miracles.” Well, the book you are about to read is a miracle. When I started on this book, it was clear to me that this was the book I was to be writing.

In fact, I have felt that much of my writing and study over the past six years was preparation for me to write “Preserve, Protect, and Defend.” I recent months, I have felt an urgency to release this book. Since an e-book can be ready more quickly, my goal is to first release the e-book by the end of July, and then release the paperback version by the end of the summer. Below is the book cover design. Please let me know what you think.

As we approach the 236th year since the declaration of independence, I thought I would share a few of my favorite quotes on America. May I suggest that before you light your fireworks on the evening of July 4th, that you have a moment of silence to honor the lives of those who fought to secure America’s independence and say a prayer of thanks to God for sending some of the wisest, noblest, and bravest men and women to secure the freedoms we enjoy.

Quotes on America
“None of those noble words about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, about all men being created equal, none of that would have been worth any more than the paper it was written on had it not been for those who were fighting to make it happen.”
–David McCullough, author of 1776

“Government is . . . like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master; never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”
–George Washington “

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
–Abraham Lincoln

“Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure. If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
–Ronald Reagan “

No one should be afraid to take on any enterprise in the name of our Saviour.”
–Christopher Columbus

During the civil war, a clergyman said to Abraham Lincoln, “I hope the Lord is on our side.” Abraham Lincoln replied, “I am not at all concerned about that for I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right. But it is my constant anxiety and prayer that this nation should be on the Lord’s side.”

“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
–Presidential Oath of Office