About The Author

Millet Harrison, Jr was born in Ville Platte, Louisiana on March 16, 1948 – which happens to be about two (2) months before the re-establishment of Israel as a nation on May 14, 1948. When Millet was born, he was considered a blue baby – that is, an infant with cyanosis, usually from a congenital heart defect in which venous and arterial blood are mingled. Cyanosis is generally considered a bluish or purplish discoloration (as of skin) due to deficient oxygenation of the blood.

When Millet was two (2) years old, his family moved to Beaumont, Tx, where he later entered grade school at the age of six (6). At the beginning of Millet's second grade year, at the age of seven (7), Millet's parents were informed that Millet had a defect in his heart – a leaky valve around the heart, which caused him to become very short-winded (or experience shortness of breath) after playing or exercising for a relatively short period of time. This condition caused Millet to be taken out of grade school, and placed in a hospital in Beaumont under the care of a heart specialist. At the age of nine (9) years old, Millet was transferred to the Texas Children's Hospital in Houston to be operated on for his heart condition. It might be noted that there were very few successful heart operations any where in the world in 1957. While at the Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Millet was introduced to two (2) other young boys – both of whom were nine (9) years old, and with the same heart condition as his. One of the boys was a young black boy from Houston, and the other was a young white boy from Canada. The three (3) young boys met one another, talked about their conditions, and generally became very good friends. The surgery (or surgeries) which they were to undergo was considered highly experimental.

The boy from Canada was operated on first – Millet and his parents were informed that he died on the operating table. Millet was operated on second – his surgery was considered very successful. Millet became an instant celebrity, and was viewed on local television. There were several doctors, from various parts of the country and the world, who came to see Millet in the hospital, congratulate his doctor, and examine and admire the surgical success performed on his body. After Millet was discharged back to his home in Beaumont, Millet and his parents later learned that the other boy from Houston had also died on the operating table. Millet was very shocked and saddened to learn that he had lost another of his new found friends. He began to ask God why?? Why was he spared and his other two friends not?? Was there a reason or purpose for God sparing his life and not the others?? These questions haunted Millet throughout his childhood and through a large portion of his early adulthood.

Through the years, God blessed Millet with a good mind and a relatively kind heart, and allowed Millet to be educated in some of the better schools in the country. Millet's heart condition was completely cured. Through Millet's education in various schools across the country, as well as, the various jobs he worked at, people he met and his various church experiences, God was continually preparing Millet for what Millet came to realize was his eventual purpose in life. By and by, over the years, God began to gradually reveal to Millet God's purpose for his life. Millet experienced racism and prejudices from those in and near his home town of Beaumont, to the various places he traveled and lived, at the work places, as well as, some of his places of education, and he also believes and knows that he was drugged many times over the years, which led to his developing a mental illness and his committing a serious crime, as a result of the constant drugging and his not being in his right mind. Although Millet is saddened by his somewhat harsh experiences throughout life, he is not bitter or angry at any one. He simply wants to do God's will in his life. For Millet believes that it is these same racist and prejudice people, along with other ungodly and un-informed individuals whom God wants him to witness to. Much of the articles that make up this book were written under the confines of a mental hospital - which, like the Apostle John, Millet has come to regard as his Isle of Patmos. The writing of this book, as well as, the eventual writing of a book on the entire Bible are, as Millet believes, all in keeping with God's purpose for his life. In spite of Millet's experiences, and maybe because of them, Millet knows that God has blessed him and continues to bless him above measure.

This book is dedicated, not only to the ungodly, but to both Christians and non-Christians alike, who may be seeking a better and/or closer relationship with God, and, if they are not particularly seeking such a relationship, to at least point out the need to seek and find God in the forgiveness and/or pardoning of their sins.

Sincerely and forever yours in Christ,
Millet Harrison, Jr.