Why We Wrote God’s Answer for America
(following is a part of the introduction to our book)
IT ALL BEGAN for us in 2005 as God brought us personally to our knees and through a time of great repentance, brokenness, cleansing, and purifying. It was during this time we surrendered everything and rededicated our lives fully to Christ and the call He originally had given us twenty years earlier in 1985.
We had been on staff of what some would consider a budding, hip, seeker-friendly church, as are many churches today. Everything looked great and successful on the outside, but we were dying spiritually on the inside. Our love for God had been replaced by the love of the world and the pride of life. We were in a backslidden, compromising, sinful state and completely unaware of our blind and sorrowful condition. Then one day God in His great mercy opened our eyes to see our dire spiritual condition, deception, and just how far we had fallen from our first love.
God transitioned us out of that church as the Holy Spirit began to do a powerful work and a deep cleansing in us. He drew us in very close to Him and into an extended season (over seven years) of prayer and fasting. It was during this span of time God gave us a tremendous burden for His church and our nation. It was there on our knees as we sought Him that He began to speak to us, and the message of this book was born.
At times we were overwhelmed by the serious nature of what was revealed and also brokenhearted as we began to see things through His eyes. Yet, in the midst of all this, He also gave us great hope and vision for His glorious church and for our nation. God made it clear that the deep work He was doing in us He was also preparing to do throughout His church and in our nation.