For a thousand years rumors spread among the desert peoples that mysterious scrolls containing fantastic secrets had fashioned the Abdali-ud-din into the richest, most powerful trading dynasty in the world.
Men would kill for such knowledge. Indeed, they had killed. And then suddenly, the scrolls simply disappeared.
This is the story of the last holder of the scrolls, an old chief named Zafir. Worried that his life was nearly spent, Zafir chose young Bassam to be his heir to the scrolls. Was Bassam ready? To prove the young man Zafir took him on a long caravan trek with the intent of teaching him the scrolls. Partway into the trip came a deadly surprise. Things changed.
The hidden messages of the scrolls are timeless. The same secrets that gave such riches to the dynasties of old are just as potent today. Learn these cryptic mysteries that Zafir passed to Bassam, and Bassam to his beloved Rasha, and be delightfully surprised how the Seven Secret Scrolls may guide all who possess them on a pleasant journey toward peace and prosperity.
Paul Skousen shows us he has the gifts of descriptive metaphors and modifiers of all kinds. He makes Bassam and the Seven Secret Scrolls so interesting, so down to earth, that a book one may never have considered reading becomes one which changes one’s soul.
—Michael J. Thompson—AML
This is a beautifully written story given to us as if it was a tale only the most esteemed sages, descendants of eons past, have deemed us worthy enough to pass it on to. Every word commands our attention as not a single one is to be missed or we may lose the meaning of the entire book. The excerpt has an ancient feel to it that leads me to imagine reading it by oil lamp in one of the caves described in the story.
A mystery almost as vexing if not more than the one the author has written. I felt the excerpt to be one with almost magical powers.
—ABNA Manuscript Excerpt Review
Paul B. Skousen enjoys visiting the Middle East for archeology digs or just renewing friendships. He is a journalist by trade, attended graduate school at Georgetown University, worked as an analyst at the CIA, and was assigned to the Situation Room as an intelligence officer in the Reagan White House. He is a professor of communications at Utah Valley University, married father of ten, grandfather to thrice that, and is the author of the three-volume Bassam series and several non-fiction books on politics and history.
Learn how they impact your life; your rights and freedoms? How the branches of government were formed, and why?
You’re not alone. Millions of Americans want a deeper understanding of their country’s founding principles and don’t know where to start. When the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were written by our founders over two centuries ago, they were designed to endure. And indeed they’ve remained, as Paul Skousen writes, “the most amazing freedom formula ever invented”—but navigating eighteenth-century legal language can be challenging.
Recognizing this problem, Skousen provides an easy, step-by-step guide that will forever change the way you think about your country and your freedoms. Using visual tools, exercises, and several valuable memory aids, this book will help you:
· Master the Constitution’s seven articles and the twenty-seven important rights named in the Bill of Rights.
· Navigate the Declaration’s five power statements on freedom and unlock their eighteenth-century phrases with a convenient glossary.
· Discover how the Constitution’s guiding principles protect human rights.
· And so much more.
Thousands of books describe the origins of these famous documents, but only How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence gives you a path to truly understanding them.
Praise for How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence:
“It’s great! I highly recommend How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence!”—Sam Sorbo, actress; host of The Sam Sorbo Show
“How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence is the best book of the 2016 election season, but it has nothing to do with candidates or political parties. It is a handbook every voter should have to understand why the polling booth transcends politics. This is an easy-to-read guide to discover why we call ourselves constitutionalists and not just conservatives. Just from reading it for the first time (it’s a book worth perusing regularly), I have a better understanding of the logical reasoning behind the writings of the Founding Fathers and a deeper appreciation for their gifted vision of a United States of America. How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence is powerful ammunition for patriots on the front lines in the fight for liberty.”—Peter Gemma, conservative writer; veteran political activist
“As an educator, I am concerned that the next generation be able to understand the wisdom in our country’s brilliant founding documents. After reading Mr. Skousen’s new book, How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, I believe a very useful, simple, and innovative way to understand that system is here. Now, anyone can take those documents and, following the outline in this text, unravel the plain meaning. How they came about; how they are laid out; unfamiliar terms are clearly explained; short historical context; tests to check for understanding—it’s all there. I recommend this small volume for individuals and for school districts. With its simple layout, a teacher could easily use it as part of a unit on our nation’s founding.”—Ivan Brown, Chairman of the Constitution Party of Arizona
“How to Read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence by Paul B. Skousen makes our nation’s founding documents easier to read and remember. This book can arm the reader with understanding and patriotic vigilance to protect our nation and allow it to continue to stand as a beacon to the world. I recommend this book to any and all who are patriotic and freedom loving. It is one tool that can help us defend our homes, our families, our beliefs, and our ability to live safely, securely, and happily.”—AML Review
An engaging old-fashioned adventure story, Zafir and the Seventh Scroll will take you to lands far away in time and place, as Bassam is called on to grow from a boy into a young man. The story begun in The Seven Secret Scrolls continues as Bassam rejoins his caravan, only to find his mentor, Zafir, gravely injured and facing death. Will Bassam be able to get him the help he needs - and will he ever learn what is in the seventh secret scroll, to complete his education and become the upstanding young leader Zafir sees in him?
Join Bassam on his journey to C'ina and beyond and see the world through his eyes. Get a glimpse of how people lived and worked in the long-ago world, what tools they used and what foods they ate. Look at the Great Wall of China as it is built, visit marketplaces and eateries, and sail the seas of the Far East. Learn about leadership with Bassam, as Zafir shows him that some people make the world better and richer, while others use great power to make it worse, and teaches him how to steer his own ship strong and true.
The Naked Socialist is the real story of socialism. Complete, easy to read, no jargon, well documented, and gives a fascinating look at the raw decay of culture and economy now at work in America. It also provides a beautifully described explanation of the lasting principles of prosperity and constitutional freedoms that must be restored relatively quickly.
The Naked Socialist strips away the fakery, the false hopes, the hollow dreams, and the meaningless promises that socialists have foisted on countless millions---not just for the present, but over thousands of years.
With clear, brief, and step-by-step examples and anecdotes, the author explains what socialism is, where it came from, how it works, how to recognize it, and why it always destroys its host nation.
You will learn that the Seven Pillars of Socialism are not at all new, but a phenomenon that first appeared more than 6,000 years ago---and why socialism managed to mushroom in nations and cultures right up into today’s current events.
The Naked Socialist is divided into five parts: 1) Gaining an understanding of what socialism is, 2) How it has appeared in human history, 3) The miracle that stopped socialism, 4) The corruption of that miracle, and, 5) The steps to return that miracle to America and the rest of the world today.
Included throughout the book are several questions to teach, test and emphasize important points so that students of freedom may see where this nation needs to move to regain its lost liberties.
The Naked Socialist fulfills an urgent need to answer such questions as,
• How much of the U.S. Constitution has been replaced with socialism?
• What is socialism, and why does it eventually ruin everything it touches?
• How did the Founding Fathers specifically make socialism illegal?
• How did socialism destroy Rome, the ancient Inca, Jamestown, and Plymouth? Are these same patterns of demise at work today?
• Which U.S. presidents socialized America, and what steps did they take to do it? Are these reversible?
• How is socialism hurting other nations around the globe?
• What are the best examples of socialism in action today?
• What are the Seven Pillars of Socialism?
• How can people learn to recognize socialism in their midst, or, learn if they're thinking like a socialist?
• What are the 46 goals of socialism?
• What will it take to eradicate socialism once and for all?
The study of freedom breathes hope and encouragement into all things---it sheds light into the dark corners of deception and conspiracy, showing that truth is the only authentic “transparency.” Once socialism is stripped naked, those badly needed answers to restore freedom will materialize for everyone’s benefit. Find those answers, plus hope and courage, in the pages of The Naked Socialist.
"The Naked Socialist is going to be explosive! When people know what Paul Skousen is talking about, and really get to the heart of socialism, The Naked Socialist is going to go VIRAL."
--George Jarkesy, Host of the nationally syndicated "The George Jarkesy Radio Show"
"The Naked Socialist is an amazing book that provides clarity to what is going on in the socialist world and why Americans do not seem to get socialism!"
-Howard Stephenson, Utah State Senator, President of the Utah Taxpayers Association and Host of Red Meat Radio
"The Naked Socialist is one of those books that is both an interesting read, as well as a useful reference book. Paul Skousen's research is insightful and thorough, spanning many civilizations and continents. He not only strips socialism of its clothing, he also provides us with great ideas for fighting this scourge. This is a MUST READ for anyone who wants to know how our country arrived where it is today."
-Stefan Bartelski, Radio Host of the "Patriot Come Lately Show"
"The Naked Socialist connects the ancient order of oppression with the modern order of oppression. The Naked Socialist is a fabulous book and we need to get everyone to read it NOW!"
--Morgan Philpot, Host of "Philpot Radio" and former member of the Utah House of Representatives
As a retired University Professor, I have spent many hours over the years doing research. "The Naked Socialist" will be a gold mine for anyone presently researching the Socialist inroads in America! It is the most complete and heavily documented work I have ever read, yet can be read straight though as an intriguing historical novel.
--James C. Bowers, Sc.D., Author of "The Naked Truth: The Naked Communist Revisited"