About The Author
I grew up in a Christian home, although neither of my parents did. My mother gave her life to the Lord in her late teens, and she brought my dad to Christ after they were married in 1939. April 30, 2013 marked my 56th year as a Christian. The Lord has blessed me far more than I deserve, and I am ever mindful of that fact. You may have thought: 'I don't know any cowboy Bible story writers.' Well, now you can say that you do. I love the West and western stories, nevertheless I love the Bible more. The Scriptures tell us of the greatest love ever manifested to mankind. "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." --Romans 5:8
Why write Bible novels? The answer lies in my desire as an author to expand upon the truths in the Bible, and furnish the reader stories about great men and women found on the pages of Scripture. By expanding the truth, I do not mean changing what happened, but filling in the gaps with what may have happened day to day which brought about what holy men of God recorded so long ago. How did people think and act in ancient times? What were the manners and customs which shaped the way they responded in certain situations? I attempt to answer these questions in these novels. Presenting every day social, religious, and political life of Bible characters conveys a better understanding of what we read in our Bibles.
Contact me with your comments and questions at: JBaumgardner3@cox.net.