Rev. James Wesley Straughn takes you through a complex story of mankind, which includes some of the various thoughts about beginnings. It contains thought provoking answers to some of life's mystery questions. Why a creation called mankind? What's our purpose? What's our destiny? How did we get so far off track? Why can't we get along with each other? Can we have any hope for the future? This book presents a "map" of the life of mankind that should allow you to discover who you are and where you are in God's plan for mankind. It contains some surprising revelations about many familiar and unfamiliar subjects, some of which are very controversial. Rev. (Jim) Straughn and his wife Shirley were married in 1954 and have 7 children, 25 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren (and still counting). Jim became a Christian in 1949 at age 15, and after a 21+ years Air Force Career, became entrenched in the Gospel of Jesus Christ while working full time to retirement as a Senior Telephone Engineer. He was an accomplished Air Force Instructor, and while studying under Bishop Herman Curtis Stokes, he moved into a depth of understanding of the Word and Kingdom of God at an uncommon pace. Many men of God, from 1949 to date, have influenced his hunger to question, research and dig deep into the concepts and context of scriptural subjects. Rev. Straughn credits the Holy Spirit for his education of the Word, and development of his own unique presentation of God's Word. He was pastor of a church in Washington State for 4 years wherein it became clear his pulpit ministry was teaching.