Once Upon a Time
A Guide to Moral Decision Making
About the Book
Moral values are under attack. Although the United States of America was established with a firm position on Christian values and morality—on the fundamental belief that God’s laws were supreme—this rich tapestry of American history and values has been tattered and torn by the introduction of principles inconsistent with the Founding Fathers’ beliefs. How can we then overcome this challenge and bring back integrity and honesty into contemporary life?
In Once upon a Time: A Guide to Moral Decision-Making, author Dick Hanson reclaims this lost set of values and provides insight and encouragement for dealing with the problems that beset humankind. Drawing from a variety of sources and offering a sense of the historical background of moral decision-making, Hanson uses a Christian, biblical perspective to articulate a decision-making process that can help show people the way forward with courage and resolve. Replete with examples of people who have made moral decisions, each chapter provides inspirational guidelines and scriptural references that will today assist each person in making moral decisions.
The themes of honesty, integrity, spirituality, and morality run as a thread through the tapestry of history, culminating in the formation of the United States of America and its enduring principles. Despite the moral relativism that permeates our day, God has a set of moral rules and a code of conduct that will bring us back to a high standard of moral behavior—something we so need in our day and time.
About the Author
Dick Hanson is a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and he and his wife, Nancy, are currently serving as missionaries at the Family History Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Dick is a professional educator and a veteran, and he has been a K–12 teacher, coach, counselor, and administrator as well as a therapist and director for the Veterans Administration in Provo, Utah.