Man-Up: Restoring Leadership & Liberty
by Marshall Foster
"We have heard that a new sort of chivalry has appeared on earth... that tirelessly wages war... against the spiritual forces of evil." — Bernard of Clairvaux
For centuries, Christian manhood was the ideal for men in Western Civilization. From the days of knights in shining armor in the Middle Ages until the 20th century, the rule of law based upon Scripture directed society’s view of what men should be. “The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.” For the most part, American men knew their role was to be humble before God, but strong against evil. They knew that success would follow: “By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life” (Prov. 28:1; 22:4 NKJV).
Christian men and their families led the way in early America. They fought valiantly for liberty in the War of Independence, and they risked all with their wives and children to open the frontiers. In the 20th century they sacrificed their lives by the hundreds of thousands, dying on foreign shores to save strangers from evil tyrants.
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Conservatives Are Not Wife Beaters
by William J. Federer
As there is a growing movement for liberal judges to allow immigrants to move into communities and practice their own set of clandestine laws, it may be in the best interest of those groups wanting to preserve traditional American freedoms to adopt into their rules and bylaws "A Resolution for Protecting the Innocent":
Membership will not be extended to anyone who espouses, promotes or defends beliefs and traditions which are antithetical to the freedoms, equality and spirit of the Declaration of Independence, "…all men are created equal," and the original Republican Party Platform of 1856, which stated as its purpose: "...to prohibit those twin relics of barbarism - polygamy and slavery."
A person is excluded from membership if they espouse a political system which allows even one of the following:
- Beating a Wife - espousing a system or tradition that allows a man to beat his wife if she disobeys him.
- Polygamy - espousing a system or tradition that allows a man to have more than one wife.
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I do believe in Almighty God! And I believe also in the Bible.
Let us look forward to the time when we can take the flag of our country and nail it below the Cross, and there let it wave as it waved in olden times, and let us gather around it and inscribe for our motto: 'Liberty and Union, one and inseparable, now and forever,' and exclaim, Christ first, our country next!
—President Andrew Johnson
A Gloss on the Pledge of Allegiance
by Ronald W. Kirk
Here is a summary of the explanation we used to teach our school students...
I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE…
I promise to be a friend.
TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
The flag represents the people. They are my neighbors. By faith I love them as I love myself.
AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS…
The United States is a unique, diverse set of federal relationships. Some are informal. Some form our civil government. Decentralized, limited constitutional authority in the hands of those who truly represent their constituents is a blessing to all decent people.
ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE…
America's Founders sought to forge a new, united people, with the strength necessary to protect our peculiar blessings from foreign attack and internal subversion. We share a common end:
WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL!
The Founders never intended this union to compromise individual liberty of faith, conscience and enterprise. They never intended government regulation of the details of American life. Indeed, they intended a limited national government and sturdy, godly, local self-government to protect, with equal justice, the life, liberty and property of all. Together, securing our neighbors' welfare through justice, we protect our own.
Mary-Elaine Swanson (1927-2011)
Black Mountain, North Carolina—Mary-Elaine Swanson, 84, Nordskog Publishing author, editor and dearest friend passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011 at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital. She was born May 21, 1927 to the late Charles Augustus Lowden and Myrtle Ann Jersey Adams in Orlando Florida, and was the wife of the late Nils R. Swanson.
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The Education of James Madison: A Model for Today
by Mary Elaine Swanson
"It has been said that never have there been so many outstanding political leaders assembled under one roof than when the Constitutional Convention convened in Philadelphia in 1787... Preeminent among these distinguished leaders for his learning and sagacity was James Madison... Admittedly, James Madison was a scholar by nature, but without the particular kind of education he received... it is doubtful that he would have become the remarkably creative statesman known as ‘the Father of the Constitution’... Madison’s well rounded and thorough education—and its end result—should be thought-provoking for parents and teachers today. It is hoped that through this book they will be inspired to use the principles and methods of Madison’s education... [toward preparing] tomorrow’s leaders in politics, business, and the arts." —Mary Elaine Swanson, from the Introduction
Hardcover, 447 pages
In the Aerie of the Wolf
by Leonora Pruner
Another intriguing and uplifting novel from the author of Close to His Heart
, Leonora Pruner has a gift for storytelling and creating compelling characters. Set in 18th century England, our heroine Anne is betrothed to a man she's never met and must leave behind her girlhood fantasies. When she arrives at the home of Lord Wolverton, Master of the Wolf's Aerie, the mysteries and challenges of her new life cause her to seek Biblical wisdom and guidance concerning honor, integrity, and faithfulness. In this story of the discovery of true love, there is also danger, betrayal, and sword fighting—and it all takes place in a castle complete with secret passageways. Become lost in another time and place. You will not want to put this book down.
Paperback, 368 Pages
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by Jonathan Williams
A unique and captivating novel by a member of the Xtreme Team, who risk their lives and endure unthinkable physical deprivation while assisting native people in the most remote areas of the world. This novel has been written out of the rich background of that experience. It is evident the author has been there!
He unlocks the secret of how to begin life anew, as the book's central character moves from a depressing, directionless life to a rewarding and incomparable adventure, discovering the ultimate meaning in life through trials and tragedy. One warning: do not start reading until you have some time because you won’t put it down.
Endorsed by Paige Patterson, President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Jerry Rankin, President, International Mission Board, SBC.
Paperback, 230 pages
American Minute—Notable Events of American Significance
by William J. Federer
Notable Events of American Significance Remembered on the Date They Occurred. An interesting and inspiring collection of history vignettes, one for each day of the year. Well-known national holidays and achievements are recalled in fascinating detail as well as little known facts of courage, sacrifice and captivating American trivia. A great gift for any journalist, teacher, student, radio host, politician, or avid history buff! A book you won't want to put down!
Paperback, 416 pages
From Terror to Triumph
by Marshall Foster
This captivating 12-part video series documents what historical revisionists have been trying to hide: that God rules in the affairs of men. Join Dr. Marshall Foster for a whirlwind tour through history - from the ancient world right up to modern days and beyond. Learn the whole story of important historical events as well as discovering some little known side streets. Viewers will gain a new appreciation for the divine providence of our sovereign God as Dr. Foster points out the divine mile markers along the way. God hasn't appointed His people to failure, but to victory! Fantastic for family, church, group and individual study.
- How religious castaways throughout history have taken third world cultures to the heights of civilization.
- The strategy for building a prosperous and free society with your children and your wife.
- How to uncover the secrets of winning against terror at all odds.
- How terror and evil always backfire on the agents of evil.
- How to develop a biblical and historical confidence to restore every institution and see America become a "city on a hill" again.
6 DVD Set, with study guide
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