The 7th Day Author:Booton Herndon "By almost any criterion of the Western world for hyman happiness, the more than one million and a quarter adult members of the Seventh-day Adventist church (300,000 in the United States and Canada-as of 1963) must be rated as one of the most fortunate groups on earth. According to basic principles of general psychology as taught to college... more » freshmen the country over, that an individual is happiest when striving for a worthwhile goal, these earnest and dedicated people are felicitously bless indeed, for the prime mission of their lives is the strive for the eternal salvation of themselves and their fellow men.
If, as industrial surveys would indicatate, the primary desire of the mid-century employee is security for his future years, then the Seventh-day Adventists must surely be content, for their security is assured. They are as positive in their own minds as mortal man can be that, if they meet the conditions of personal righteousness, their lives extend not only to the grave. but far beyond it. forever and ever, in a steady and constant state of unimaginable joy....
In America at least, they contribute four times as much money to their church on a per capita basis than the national average of the other denominations.
Finally, although the current generation of Adventists live in a period in which recreation and adventure are accented, they are second to none in the enjoyment of both...And everyone, from the Sabbath School child contributing his nickel, or missionary using it for good in far-off places, earns a close personal connection with Adventure.
And that, Adventure, is the subject of this book...."« less