Christopher Columbus set sail believing God had a hand upon his endeavors. Many of the men and women who embarked on frail wooden vessels for the New World did so with certainty their feet were being guided by The Almighty. The new nation called the United States was not even founded before the first scholars wondered if what was taking shape in the Northern continent of the Americas might be a fulfillment of Isaiah 18. That opinion has been held by many from all walks of life since. But the idea has not been without its detractors. Dr. Ford spent more than thirty years returning to the subject before he made his final decision. In "America in Bible Prophecy" he lays out the case for the USA being the unknown nation of Isaiah 18. His startling conclusion of what this means in the end for America will challenge believers to stand up for Jesus Christ in the Last Days. Michael Ford cannot claim advantages like being born in a log cabin or with a silver spoon. He does claim having the God given privilege of being able to pursue interests and travel over much of the world for a full life. In the process of living, he discovered the Lord was taking him places to garner experiences according to a higher plan. Pastor, professor, counselor, military, and lawman. This first born son of a Baptist Deacon has had a life filled with events better remembered than lived. He now tries to use it to good advantage. He has published over fifty booklets on a broad range of subjects all reflecting the Christian perspective. His editorial pieces in local papers caused one pastor to dub him "The Conscience of Haralson County." But Dr. Ford quips he is not sure the man meant it for a compliment. One unusual practice he started during his preaching ministry was, when visiting churches for a series of meetings, he would announce the last night would be open for questioning. He titled it "Having a Go at the Professor " It was quite popular, informative, and sometimes entertaining. He has been married to the youngest daughter of a Baptist preacher going on forty-five years, which he says is not long enough. You can find him in the Who's Who in Bible Prophecy online with their plus rating, and also at the Jonsquill Ministries website where some of his material is freely available. His Daily Thought is read weekdays by Christians in many countries.