By John Stallings
I’ve never recommended a book, other than the Bible, but I want to tell you about a book I’ve just finished reading called The 5,000 Year Leap: A Miracle That Changed the World.
I’m indebted to talk show host Glenn Beck for making me aware of this book. I’m not a follower of talk radio in the sense that I let it shape my opinions, but I’d be less than honest if I didn’t admit to occasionally listening to conservative talk radio over the years, as maybe many of you do, especially while traveling in my car.
I enjoy Rush Limbaugh now and then, but I can’t take too much of him at one sitting. I get especially nervous when Rush says, “Talent on loan from God.” But I am grateful for these independent voices in this hour of American history. My attitude toward all radio talkers can best be summed up in the words my mother used to use with a twinkle in her eye when she wanted to stress that a good man isn’t always right; she’d say, “His mouth isn’t exactly a prayer book.”
The 5,000 Year Leap was written by a man named, W. Cleon Skousen (1913-2006), in 1981, and has never been out of print. It is currently high on Amazon’s overall sales list, and is a book I wish every American would read. I have not only read the book I’ve “drained” it, meaning it’s become a part of me. From the introductory page until the last, I was “hooked.” I’m SO glad I read this book as it’s truly one of the best I’ve ever read! Continue reading “The 5,000 Year Leap” »