Favorite Parts

There are some of my favorite parts of Hearne's book.

The Introduction

I like the introduction because it explains why Hearne wrote the book.  Hearne makes great mention of the religious and political views of many family members.  At first, I assumed Hearne was biased.  But in the introduction Hearne explains he writes to convince future generations of their noble heritage, hoping to spur them on to greater things.   It becomes clear that Hearne uses political views and religion as evidence that the people he talks about are great people.  Read with this in mind, Hearne's statements are very positive.

The Last Exhortation of Jacob S. Hearne

Jacob S. Hearne leaves some final words about preparing to meet God.

Copyright (c) 1999 Brian Cragun.