At this critical moment in history, the pressure is on for America to become “just like all other nations.” Yet America was born as an outlier—an exception to the norm—a place “nothing like all other nations.”
This is America’s time to hear a prophetic voice from a far country. Chris Lascelles, a friend, a fellow leader in YWAM, looks at our American history through the eyes of a NZer with a love, deep insight and an anointing from above. Our founders made a covenant with God—we have drifted afar from it, but not too far. The book “2020 Vision for America” gives us a way to our spiritual awakening that we desperately need. I believe it is coming. So read this book prayerfully, with hope and faith.
Most people would agree that this is a time of critical testing for America. Chris Lascelles challenges the Church to see the vital role America has had in fulfillment of its purpose. But what is the vision for the future? In a sense we must look to our past to gain our 20/20 focus for the future. Chris locks in to a formula history provides us in the Mayflower Compact. He appropriately calls it a "Devine equation". His analysis reveals it's powerful source of our unique favor we have been afforded in the past. He then specifically illuminates precisely how this equation gives us a 20/20 vision for our future. This is a "must read". I give it my highest endorsement.
20/20 Vision for America by Chris Lascelles is not only timely, but I believe providential, even prophetic. Chris does not just write from the tower of theoretical concepts or ideas, but from a proven journey and track record. I highly recommend as you read through each section of the book, you take time for reflection and prayer. We need clear vision and prophetic clarity like never before.
Chris Lascelles has done a magnificent performance on giving highlights of Christian history, and simultaneously making it very easy to read. You will have a difficult time laying it down until you have finished. My desire is that the young generation has their appetite wetted...to become even more fervent students of history, in order to declare the loving God to the world. Dr. D. Leland Paris, Founder and Director, Youth With A Mission (YWAM), Tyler.
In his compelling book...Chris Lascelles encourages readers to rediscover America's unprecedented history of liberty, opportunity, and prosperity...he challenges a new generation to learn from the good and bad of American history, resist the influence of "global group-think," and advance full-force towards a future that aligns with the traditional and biblical values on which our country was founded...
Chris Lascelles's book, "2020 Vision for America," was both inspirational and substantive. He paints a picture of an American Dream that defines and celebrates key elements of the foundations of true liberty, he identifies threats upon that liberty both within and without, but he invites us to dream of the original purpose of America's great wealth and liberty—a God-given purpose beyond ourselves. In this inclusive call to action, an invitation is given to produce wealth, to study and teach, to care for the sick and the poor to serve in civil affairs with a renewed vision. This book is a commission to live for the glory of God, for the advancement of the Christian faith and a call to take responsibility for civil government. I can not recommend it enough for every lover of liberty.