Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Cleansing of America

When Tristi asked for volunteers to review Cleon Skousen’s latest book I jumped at the chance, in large part because my wife is a huge fan. One chapter into the book and I realized that I was now a fan too.

Brother Skousen lays out seven lectures in a logical and sequential fashion describing where this country has been, and using scriptures, shows where it is headed. One of the things I really appreciated was the questions he posed at the end of each chapter. The questions forced me to remember what I had just read and made sure that I had a clear understanding of what was just discussed before proceeding to the next chapter.

There are several instances in his treatise where Brother Skousen points out that he is giving his “opinion” on given subjects. However, interspersed in his opinion are passages of scriptures that support why he views things as he does.

The Cleansing of America helped answer several questions I had about the destiny of this country and things building up to the second coming of Christ. For example, I had heard that the time would come when the church would call its missionaries home. Brother Skousen points out the scriptures that support this belief. He also eloquently explains why they will be called back and what it means for the world and this country.

His lectures are full of footnotes citing his sources. I found myself so interested in the subject matter that I looked up those footnotes and then Googled certain footnotes to see what else I could discover.

Now that I have finished The Cleansing of America I will be going through my wife’s collection of other Cleon Skousen books.

If you are already a fan of Cleon Skousen then this book is a must have to complete your collection. If you’re not a fan yet, do yourself a favor, buy a copy of this book and then wonder like I did why you didn’t become a fan sooner.


Shelli (srjohannes) said...

thanks for the follow :)

ama49 said...

This is interesting. I've noticed that Glenn Beck quotes from Skousen sometimes as well. Other than calling the missionaries home, what do you think the main points are that he makes and what do you see happening in our country that correspond with them?

Dan and Wendy said...

Hey Aaron,

Skousen wrote the book about 15 years ago and passed it onto his children. They asked when they should have it published. He said they would know it was time when the government stated taking over the financial sector and healthcare. He said that 15 years ago. The book goes into great detail of what will transpire as we head into the last days, with a focus on what will happen in this country.

Nat said...

I love W. Cleon Skousen's work. I am attending his Healing of America seminars that he helped set up. Great info.