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Book to the Future is a historical and faith-based account of how what we do and allow today will affect tomorrow. It is an attempt to hold conditions of our times up to the light of truth and standards for all times. Just as a seaman relies upon the North Star, and weights and measures have to be re-calibrated for correct readings, mankind has to have standards for a moral compass. We're at a time where people are being misled to do what's right in their own eyes. We have thousands of different church denominations and doctrines – one denomination claims to have the right answers over all the others, and there's no common ground. Proverbs 3:7 says, "Be not wise in your own eyes: fear [revere] the Lord; and depart from evil." Can you imagine a country where every individual is allowed to pledge to their own self-made banner? That would be chaos. The American flag signifies one nation, the United States. In God's kingdom, there is also one banner, Jesus Christ. If we denounce the American flag, we are denouncing our citizenship. Likewise, if we denounce Jesus as savior (not prophet) we are denouncing our citizenship in Heaven. It's been said, what one generation does in moderation, the next does in excess. The more we continue to lower God's standards as set forth in the Bible, the more we fall into immorality. Just look around at where we are today! If you were able to go into a future devoid of God's standards, would you know enough about His standards to help others re-calibrate? The Bible is to us what an owner's manual is to a car. If you want to know more about your life and what you can do for our posterity, read it and try to live it to the best of your ability. Make a difference in your own circle of influence.
|Publisher:||Christian Faith Publishing, Inc|
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About the Author
Detroit native Larry Savoy Buford, a naturally inclined writer, has been writing stories since he was a child. He loves to read and interact with others to get new ideas to write about. In seventh grade, his creative writing homework was rejected by a teacher who thought surely he had plagiarized. His mother and a former teacher vouched for his ability. Over the years, whether at home, at school, or on the job, Larry was often called upon for writing assistance. In 1968, at age fourteen, around the time both Martin Luther King Jr. and presidential candidate Robert Kennedy were assassinated, Larry sensed a deep feeling of dark despair. It did not help that during that same period, he learned he lived on the opposite end of the block where another tragedy took place some forty years earlier—the shootout between a black man and white neighbors who opposed a black family moving into their neighborhood. Famously known as The Sweet Trial, with Clarence Darrow as his defense attorney, fortunately Dr. Ossian Sweet was acquitted. Through all of this Larry remembers a dream he had of being captain of a ship and rescuing people from the violence in America. He recalled the dream all these years later only when he thought of the illustration of himself with a captain’s hat commanding a time machine for this book cover. Larry also has a keen ear for music. Though he had no real formal training, he would listen attentively to all the inner workings of a recording and point out things in the arrangement that ordinarily went unnoticed by other listeners. At age eighteen, he bought a classic Marshall & Wendell Baby Grand piano and taught himself to play the songs he heard in his head. He also bought a 1963 Akai (sound-on-sound) reel-to-reel recorder. Professional musicians were amazed at how well he could put songs together. Larry’s great musician uncle, Alvin Porties, wrote the music notation for his song “December Love,” which was published on sheet music in 1977. He was so proud when, in 1978, local music producer Ken Sands recorded one of his songs “Believe In Me” on a rock group called The Buzztones. At the time, Larry was also writing children’s stories, but after he heard the song and saw the group perform it live onstage, with the people getting up on the dance floor, he decided he wanted to go all out just writing songs.