JD Wetterling is the author of Son of Thunder, a novel based on his experience as a fighter pilot in Vietnam, "No one...," a gospel presentation for everyman, No Time To Waste, a true story of amazing grace, and Grace in the Growing Season, a memoir. He's had over 250 op-ed columns and essays published in The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the St. Petersburg Times, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and numerous other periodicals.
He flew 268 combat missions in an F-100 in the Vietnam War, earning two Distinguished Flying Crosses, fourteen Air Medals, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He was top gun in every fighter squadron in which he served in the U.S. Air Force.
JD has addressed audiences in all walks of life in all parts of America. His motivational messages cover current affairs, business, history, patriotic themes and eternal truths.
His roots go back to a farm in western Illinois and a one-room country schoolhouse where he was the only student in his class all eight years of grade school. On that foundation he built a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Illinois, an MBA from the University of Utah, summa cum laude, and a career as a fighter pilot, businessman, speaker, and writer. He's an elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
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Where to buy in print
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
Who would have the audacity to edit “the greatest sermon ever delivered on the North American continent?” Someone whose feeble mind needs shorter sentences to follow the brilliant thought of the great theologian Jonathan Edwards. Not a paraphrase! A second sermon reveals another side of God and Edwards: The Christian Pilgrim, as heartwarming as Sinners... is terrifying.
"No one..." When Jesus says it he means it
"No one…” is the unequivocal subject of six quotations by Christ in the Gospel of John. They comprise the most important message that can enter the mind of man—how God saves sinners. His words are simple enough for a youth to grasp, profound enough to stagger the mind of an intellectual.
Grace in the Growing Season
From a heartland farm through the Orient aflame to the Old World in a Cold War at the tip of a supersonic spear—a single-seat jet fighter; then from the metropolitan madness of post-modern America and Europe through Florida’s slothful Suncoast and the Delectable Mountains of the Blue Ridge to a laid-back life on the road, I’m a blessed soul. This is the story of Grace in my Growing Season.
Son of Thunder
Newly revised (Nov. 2010) edition, for ebooks only: His country won’t let him win. His friends think he’s crazy. The woman he loves gives him an ultimatum. But his swept wing supersonic lover makes no demands beyond a smooth hand. Only Ho Chi Minh’s AAA can stop this Top Gun. A love story inside a war story wrapped in redemption. Read reviews at jdwetterling.com
No Time To Waste
No Time To Waste is a true story of amazing grace at Pearl Harbor, Guadalacanal, under the South China Sea, over the Ho Chi Minh Trail and in the hearts of two veterans—best friends—long after their combat days were over. “Marvel at how God's sovereign grace conquered the hearts of self-made, self-satisfied men…”