Jim Reiher


Jim Reiher lives in Melbourne Australia. He has four adult children and lots of grandchildren. Jim writes both fiction and non-fiction.

Regarding most of his non-fiction, Jim's serious side comes out, although sometimes he writes his non-fiction with humor, too ('Confessions of a Christian Magician' is a good example of that). Jim is a respected Australian Biblical scholar, with a MA in Theology with Honors, and 13 years of full time lecturing in Bible Colleges. Jim has published a number of books on topics ranging from Tarot Cards, to the Equality of Women in the Church, to how politics works in Australia. He has also written a number of commentaries on different New Testament books and letters: the Epistle of James, the Book of Acts, and most recently the Gospel of Mark.

Jim enjoys a nice quiet walk in 'the middle of no where'; a good movie; a good book; playing ten-pin bowling; writing; and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Where to find Jim Reiher online


Women Leadership and the Church
Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 41,610. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2018 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Women’s Issues, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Exegesis & Hermeneutics
Jim Reiher shows the reader that the entire Bible offers a consistent message: men and women are equal and they should be able to do whatever God calls and gifts them to do. He looks at all the main verses in Scripture that either affirm women's full equality, or seem to deny it. He argues persuasively that all of Scripture affirms women are equal and can indeed be leaders in the church.
Mark: A Commentary
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 113,080. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2018 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
Why another commentary on the Gospel of Mark? Well: if you are looking for an easy to read, yet solid and in-depth study of the stories and teachings of Jesus, then this is it. This commentary on Mark is a practical, devotional and relevant contribution to the theme of "discipleship". It will challenge and disturb you, inspire and enlighten you.
The Acts of the Apostles and Splinter
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 69,990. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Who could imagine the Book of Acts being re-told with skits, mimes, poetry, riddles and jokes, magic tricks and juggling throughout it? But that is what you get when the author is a clown, who travels around with the apostles Peter and Paul. "Splinter" the clown records all he sees and witnesses through his own unique lens, and the result is the wonderful historical fiction of the Book of Acts.
The Prisoner
Price: $1.59 USD. Words: 59,410. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome, Fiction » Religious
This is the story of the Life of the Apostle Paul, told in a most creative way. The main moments of Paul's life and work, are shared in a mosaic (non-chronological) style, through conversations with friends who visit him. It is set in Rome, in Paul's 'open imprisonment'. The reader not only grows to know Paul better, but also meets Simon-Peter, Mark, Luke, Prisca and Aquila, Timothy, and others.
Broken Hill, Broken Lives
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,040. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
The Sunburnt Circus is back, 2 years after the first story. It's a stand-alone book not dependent on having read the first. Here we see the children again, and their relationship with another family they meet in town. The story also focuses on the Walker siblings. The Walker's past cruelly catches up with them and all hell breaks loose. Indigenous art and themes emerge as Dan and Kenny visit home.
Confessions of a Christian Magician
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 45,060. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2016 . Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity / Literature & the Arts
Whatever you are good at, don't let critics and dream-stealers stop you from doing it! Jim has done magic since he was 10. For half a century he has entertained adults and children, and has performed at fetes, children's parties, Sunday Schools; churches; jails; and on the street. He has met joy-filled encourages, and joy-less critics. This book will inspire and liberate you to pursue your dream.
Acts: A Social Justice Devotional Commentary
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 86,150. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2016 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
The devotional commentary before you explores the New Testament Book of Acts, in 60 short studies. Throughout this series of devotions, there are significant lessons in simplicity, advocacy, justice, civil disobedience, equality, multiculturalism, identifying with the marginalized, spirituality, and discipleship. The Book of Acts comes alive in a fresh way as you journey through these studies.
The Message in the Tarot with Selections from the Sacred Writings
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 22,430. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2016 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit » Inspiration & personal growth, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit » Healing / prayer & spiritual
"The Message in the Tarot" is a creative and inspiring look the Major Arcana cards of the Tarot. A normal Tarot pack has 78 cards, 22 of which are the more spiritual "Major Arcana". Jim Reiher explores those 22 cards, devoting a short chapter to each. He counts downwards from 21 (The World) to 0 (The Fool) and addresses the big questions of life: How do we find peace, joy, and strength each day?
The Rebel Raindrops
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues
When some crafty raindrops trick a good natured wind into doing their bidding, they cause considerable havoc for different people. Watch these mischievous raindrops manipulate their kind friend into helping them ruin people's fun. And get ready to see what becomes of the rebel raindrops when the North Wind finally wakes up to what he is doing!
The Walking Tree
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Nature & the Natural World / Environment, Fiction » Children’s books » Lifestyles / Country Life
This children's conservation story tells the tale of a beautiful walking tree. It spans decades, and shows how the tree becomes friends with both other plants and shrubs, and humans as well. The human friends of the tree grow old and new people come into the story, as the tree gets older too. The tension between economic growth and conservation needs reaches a climax: how will it be resolved?
The Gospel According to Splinter
Price: $1.89 USD. Words: 57,470. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Inspirational
A 5th gospel has surfaced! One of the 70 disciples Jesus sent out two by two, was a clown by the name of "Splinter"! Splinter was with Jesus from the start of his ministry, and stayed with him to the very end. He retells the much loved stories and teachings of Jesus from the eyes and perspective of a bungling clown. (This is not just entertaining: it's a commentary on Luke, disguised as fiction!)
Another Election? How the Voting System Works in Australia
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 12,600. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2016 . Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Democracy, Essay » Political
This up-to-date booklet on the Australian Voting System will give you clarity and understanding of how voting at elections works. Jim Reiher was inspired by his adult daughter who said that many of her friends want to understand how the Australian voting system works, but are a bit embarrassed to ask. This book fills that gap, with its easy to understand communication and diagrams.
James: A Social Justice Commentary on the Epistle of James
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 83,660. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / New Testament
The letter of James is often studied without any reference to the historical circumstances that were in play at the time of writing. Jim Reiher corrects this lack and offers a persuasive lens to view James through. James is addressing injustice, poverty and exploitation and he gives Christians the tools for how to work in such a world. Be long-suffering, do good, and be peacemakers.
The Eye of the Needle: Discipleship and Wealth
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 62,460. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2016 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Discipleship, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Exegesis & Hermeneutics
An easy to read, deeply convicting study of the Bible's teaching on wealth and possessions. Jim Reiher dismantles 'Prosperity Teaching', and shows us instead, what the scriptures actually teach about discipleship and wealth. In a gracious, sometimes humorous, and convincing style, he takes us through the Gospels, the letters, and much of the Old Testament.
The Sunburnt Circus
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 58,790. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
Simon and Timothy: the youngest members of the Sunburnt Circus. Simon is having broken dreams about something that happened to him when he was very young. Over a few weeks, three serious accidents hit the circus. Each time they occur, a strange power intervenes. Is that power really coming out of the older boy? And what happened to him all those years ago? Is the power, and Simon's past, linked?

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