(Simi Valley, CA) — I want to thank John Heubusch, the executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute, and Joanne Drake, the Reagan Library’s chief of staff, for inviting me to speak at and to tour this extraordinary museum.
As someone who greatly admired America’s 40th president — both for his deeply-hold religious and political convictions, as well as his gracious and winsome manner, even with his strongest opponents — it was both a joy and an honor I will never forget.
Before a lively and engaged crowd of more than 300 guests, Joanne interviewed me about my life as a novelist, as a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen, my interactions with American and world leaders, my interest in and knowledge about President Reagan, as well as my Evangelical faith and how it informs my work as an author and speaker. Then we spent nearly a third of the evening fielding wonderfully perceptive questions from the audience.
You can watch the full webcast by clicking here. The entire program with Q&A runs about one hour and five minutes.
Also: I’ve posted many pictures from my tour of the Reagan Library museum — including me on Reagan’s actual Air Force One, next to his Marine One helicopter, and so forth — on our Epicenter Team Facebook page, as well as on Twitter. Please check those out. And do make plans to visit the Reagan Library soon with family and friends. It’s a wonderful experience and very, very well done.
- Would you like to make a tax-deductible investment in The Joshua Fund (www.joshuafund.com)? This is the non-profit organization that my wife, Lynn, and I founded in 2006 to educate and mobilize Christians to bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus — to teach the Word of God, encourage pastors, care for the poor and needy in Israel (both Jews and Arabs) with food and other humanitarian relief, care for Holocaust survivors, care for Syrian and Iraqi refugees, and in many other ways strengthen the Church in the Epicenter. The Joshua Fund is a member in good standing of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. Please click here to learn more. Thanks so much!