A few weeks ago, a fellow emailed my husband and asked to purchase ad space on this blog for his self-published book. Since we're fussy about the ads we accept, my husband told him we couldn’t post an ad without first reading the book.
Well the book arrived promptly and we started looking it over. We were astounded. It was superb. And I mean superb.
The book is entitled “Self Evident Truth: The Blueprint for America’s Restoration” by Bruce Edward Gordon, and it is a tremendous resource for the biblical foundations for our founding documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Within days I was doing something I had wanted to do for a long time: I started a Civics course for our homeschooled daughters, and Mr. Gordon’s book became our textbook.
The book is not terribly long – 85 pages – but those pages are full-sized (8.5x11) and the text is absolutely packed with information. The format is part history, part reproduction of the actual documents, and a lot of study guides for those documents. He picks apart the Declaration of Independence line by line, for example, and I’m using his study guide with our daughters as they memorize portions of this elemental document.
In truth, Mr. Gordon’s book doesn’t contain any information you couldn’t find somewhere else… if you wanted to dig through mountains of books and hand-copy relevant passages. But “Self Evident Truth” already does this for you and puts the information into an easy-to-read and easy-to-teach format.
It's rather unusual for us to accept an ad from an author, but we're pleased to do so. Click on his link on the right-hand side of the blog to bring you to the ordering page which gives more information.
If you homeschool – or if you are concerned about the things your children are NOT being taught in public school - or if you just want an excellent reference book for your library – I can highly recommend “Self Evident Truth.” You won’t be disappointed.