Tom Harley

Biography

Tom Harley lives with his wife and dog in New York State. He plays bi-weekly games of Scrabble with his brother, who cheats. Lately he has taken up playing Splendor with his wife. She lost badly at first and was getting discouraged, so he gave her some pointers. Now he can’t beat her. Why did he do that?

Tom is also a practicing Jehovah’s Witness for many years. He has many an anecdote to share with regard to spiritual life and is author of two special-focus books—one a defense the faith in Russia, and one a defense of it in Western lands.

In his lighter moments—and he tries to stay light throughout, even on serious topics—he loves self-deprecating humor. He also likes the kind of humor where you make fun of yourself. He loves hyperbole. He also likes wild exaggeration to make a point.

Where to find Tom Harley online

Books

Go Where Tom Goes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,280. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2022. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America » USA
“Travel is like a box of chocolates,” Forrest Gump would have said had he thought of it. “You never know what you’ll get.” A road-guide for those who aren't fussy on range or who love the people, places, and things of New York, PA, and a smattering of elsewheres. Chat up new people, see new things, explore new paths, think new thoughts, and spin new stories. Do history, concerts, and car shows.
I Don't Know Why We Persecute Jehovah's Witnesses: Searching for the Why
Price: Free! Words: 119,630. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2021. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity / Jehovah’s Witnesses, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Civil & human rights
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Searching for the why—at first glance, what could be easier? Just read the charges. But when Putin says, “Jehovah’s Witnesses are Christians, too. I really don’t understand why they are persecuted”—there appears more to it than meets the eye. When Human Rights Watch says, “Russia’s religious persecution focuses almost exclusively on Jehovah’s Witnesses,” the plot thickens.
My Brother Does Nothing but Cheat
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Family activities, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles, & brain twisters » Word & Word Search
Sibling rivalry on steroids! Here is a lifetime of rivalry taken to the Scrabble board. My brother just won't play fair. He cheats. 6000 words--humorous, and light. Photos within of finished boards, games in progress, plus childhood pics of my brother annoying me on purpose! He wins sometimes, but only because he cheats. He was born to make my life miserable. It's what he does.
TrueTom Vs the Apostates!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,220. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Religious Intolerance, Persecution, & Conflict, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Civil & human rights
(4.00 from 1 review)
Fire leveled Rome in 64 CE. Suspicion fell upon Nero. He shifted blame to the new religion of Christianity, it’s members “hated for their enormities,” says Tacitus. They were hunted and killed in heinous ways, History is not now repeating itself—but under the guise of a modern "anti-cult" movement that extends the age-old derogatory C-word to new targets, it is beginning to rhyme a little.
Tom Irregardless and Me
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,920. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity / Jehovah’s Witnesses, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
(5.00 from 10 reviews)
Starting with Prince, a fierce and frolicking defense of Jehovah’s Witnesses. A riotous romp through their way of life. “We have become a theatrical spectacle to the world, and to angels and to men,” the Bible verse says. That being the case, let’s show some theater! Let’s skewer the liars who slander the Christ! Let’s pull down the house on the axis lords! Let the seed-pickers unite!

Smashwords book reviews by Tom Harley

  • Redefining Homeopathy Volume I on June 08, 2018
    (no rating)
    The author lucked out, here. I also have writings on Smashwords, and in tending to my own, I noticed his on the general list. (Every Smashwords author hopes a book or two will be sold in this way) I love the topic, having profoundly benefited from homeopathy in the past. I love the approach - that of a fellow, though unknown, blogger compiling posts from a layman's opening position - for that would be mine as well. I am distressed that homeopathy is under assault, for what I consider ill-informed reasons. I am simply assuming the book will be good, and look forward to the read. It is the type of book I have imagined myself writing, and now I don't have to. - Tom Harley