|***** (5 Stars) The 5000 Year Leap, A Miracle That Changed the World, by W. Cleon Skousen was the best book I have ever read on the founding of our nation! Mr. Skousen uses the actual words of our founders to tell the story they wanted us to hear. Skousen details 28 principals that he believes the founders conveyed more than any others. It’s interesting to see how prophetic our founders actually were. Our founders were quite well read for their time and the works that they felt were most prevalent for the building of our Constitution have endured themselves.