On My Honor: The Beliefs That Shape My Life [NOOK Book]

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On the first day of his Senate confirmation hearings, John Ashcroft raised his right hand and vowed, "I swear to unhold the laws of the United States of America, so help me God."

People who knew him intimately knew they could count on this.

And so will others as they read On My Honor, a book that reveals Ashcroft's personal beliefs on racism, abortion, capital punishment, our judicial system, his faith in God,...

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On My Honor: The Beliefs That Shape My Life

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Overview

On the first day of his Senate confirmation hearings, John Ashcroft raised his right hand and vowed, "I swear to unhold the laws of the United States of America, so help me God."

People who knew him intimately knew they could count on this.

And so will others as they read On My Honor, a book that reveals Ashcroft's personal beliefs on racism, abortion, capital punishment, our judicial system, his faith in God, and more.

These beliefs were not designed to answer his critics in the Senate. They are beliefs he has held for years, written when he still expected to serve a second term in the Senate.

Here is an opportunity to judge this extraordinary man from his own words and deeds. As Ashcroft says, "The verdict of history is inconsequential; the verdict of eternity is what counts."

On My Honor was previously published as Lessons From a Father to His Son, ISBN 07852-75401.

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The current US attorney-general and former Missouri senator lists 20 beliefs drawn from life lessons on subjects including race relations, the importance of little things, and the role of faith in public life. Originally published in 1998 as . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418556877
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/8/2001
  • Sold by: THOMAS NELSON
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 451 KB

Meet the Author

John Ashcroft is the attorney general of the United States. He has served as a United States senator and as governor of Missouri from 1984 to 1992, re-elected by the highest margin since the Civil War. He also served as attorney general of Missouri and as state auditor.

Ashcroft earned an honors degree from Yale University and a law degree from the University of Chicago. He is the son of a minister and was raised in the beautiful state of Missouri where he and his wife, Janet, live. They are the parents of Martha, Jay, and Andrew and the grandparents of Jimmy.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Life Lessons 1
Chapter 2 Noble Aspirations 5
Chapter 3 For Every Crucifixion 13
Chapter 4 Do or Die 21
Chapter 5 The Sound of Silence 29
Chapter 6 The Heart of the Matter 37
Chapter 7 Putting It Off to Put It On 45
Chapter 8 Love Life 51
Chapter 9 Considering All the Options 59
Chapter 10 Hats, Bats, and the Internet 71
Chapter 11 Feeding the Soul 77
Chapter 12 The True Portrait of Love 85
Chapter 13 The Position's the Thing 91
Chapter 14 The Natural Order 99
Chapter 15 The Strong Side of Weakness 107
Chapter 16 Letters 115
Chapter 17 Capital Decisions 123
Chapter 18 Little Things Mean a Lot 131
Chapter 19 Buy a Dog 141
Chapter 20 More Important Things Than Me 145
Chapter 21 Your Opinion, Please 155
Chapter 22 As the Seasons Change 159
Chapter 23 Staying Alive 163
Chapter 24 A Giver 171
Chapter 25 Majors and Minors 179
Chapter 26 Struggling to Kneel 183
Chapter 27 Holy Ground 193
Chapter 28 Saying Good-Bye 199
The Beliefs That Shape My Life 203
Notes 207
Acknowledgments 209
About the Author 211
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