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This book is not an autobiography. For it does not even attempt to give an account of my whole life — warts and all. Indeed, I have written it chiefly for the sake of my own children — in order to remind them of their own “roots.”
Some who have read the rough draft and who know me, have suggested I should also include much I have omitted — and that I should expand greatly on what I have recorded. Others would have me exclude some of what I have written here.
I have taken all these advices on board. To an extent, I have followed some of them. Yet this now-finalized book is still very selective. For it attempts to record only matters I trust magnify the grace of God in my life.