A Voice of Warning...
I was given the opportunity to peruse and read Cleon W. Skousen's book written before he died. It wasn't printed until now -- due to his asking his family to wait till it was needed. I think it would have been interesting to live with that man -- what's it like to live with someone who is so knowledgeable? I mean, my dad's smart, but there's a little bit of a difference -- even though I think they would have gotten along famously.
Suffice to say, his book, entitled The Cleansing of America is a voice of warning. It is filled with discussions of what is wrong with our country today, from the economic situation to the government; what will happen to us according to prophesy (both biblical and Book of Mormon) and what the future holds before the coming of the Savior. Much of the prophesies are familiar, but some of them have a little bit of a twist from what I was aware of.
I was surprised to see that it's printed much the same way as his other books are, with the scroll work on the background of the page, it's true to his feel, and his voice.
I am usually a quick reader, and thought perhaps this was something that wouldn't take a lot of time to read. I should have learned from his other book, The 5000 Year Leap -- which I still haven't finished. sigh. He's a little deep for me, and it takes a while to get my brain wrapped around his imagery. Also, it feels too real to be taken in such a light read.
It reminds me a little of the book President Kimball wrote called The Miracle of Forgiveness. It's a little heavy on the depressing stuff in the beginning, and then hits you with the wonderful aspects at the end. It does bring hope, albeit a little warily, and it is very enlightening. I would encourage all who are curious to read and seek understanding.
If you pre-order his book before April 1, you can get it at a substantial discount through Valor Publishing (a great new publishing force in the market). So if you have deep readers or anyone in your family who would appreciate his writings, order now and save! It's a must have for the family library, along with all his other writings.