“Undertaking something as personal as a book and being willing to expose what I believe and think to the world is in my view an extremely serious matter. There are many things I could say about my personal experience with Outskirts Press but the most important thing is their patience. Getting my book published exactly how I wanted it required a company with a knowledgeable, professional and flexible staff; I found all that and more at Outskirts Press. Once you get to the point of discussing a publishing package of your own rest assured you are at the brink of fulfilling your dream of being a first time published writer. Outskirts Press pricing, royalty policy, copyright policy and all of the other things offered out shine all of the other self-publishers I researched. Days after my book was published on June 15, 2015 I searched my title on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble and it was there in full write up with the cover. I also entered the title in the Bing search engine and was overwhelmingly surprised and amazed to see the full write up and cover on the eden.co.uk website which is a book seller that covers every city and town in the UK. At the same time I discovered my book is selling in Australia and New Zealand. Certainly I credit God for the whole of this effort but without the professionalism of the Outskirts Press staff and the Diamond package I choose my book would only be a manuscript in need of publishing. To say the least I am pleased and will return to Outskirts Press to publish my next book.”
Ron Preston sees himself as a human being by Godly design, an African by ethnic origin and an American by birth place. What makes this combination unique are his perceptions of it. Life’s experiences, in depth studies and observations became the compelling catalyst of this work he titled; “Africa: The Legacy of Civilization.” His specific interest is rooting out falsehoods and exposing truth in a way that would impact the world with positive and lasting change. He was born in Mobile, Alabama, grew up in South Bend, Indiana, after military service he lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has traveled to Africa, and resides in Taylors, South Carolina for over 25 years.
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7. The author invites you into the wisdom of the legacy of Africa that provided the principles that key biblical scriptures were developed from. The principle used to create the concept of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is revealed. He exposes you to a conversation held in a vision of an African ancestor with God. In the vision God entrusted him with a tool of great wisdom that if used could guide humanity to a more peaceful coexistence than history has recorded. It is a tool that still has the power to avert bloodshed in our present day and certainly in our future. The legacy of Africa is also an incredible source of human inspiration and should be a source of great pride. Drawing from the will and spiritual strength of African ancestors, generations of their offspring survived slavery, apartheid and colonialism. The author delves deep into places in history where man has shown grave inhumanity to man. The evils man has exhibited could have been prevented if God’s tool of wisdom given to an African in a vision had been employed. You will understand the value of this tool as you realize how appropriate its use would be in our world of politics and globalization. What humanity is lacking God had already provided.