James Larson


James Larson has authored three previous books: "I Survived the Holocaust", "A Quest to Find the King of Kings", and "A Funny Thing Happen to Me on My way Through the Bible." A 1965 graduate of North Central Bible College in Minneapolis, MN, and an ordained minister, he has devoted his life to the study of the Bible and has been involved in pioneering and pastoring churches, as well as teaching the Scriptures for over fifty years. James owned and operated an engraving business in Dallas, TX, for over forty years and also served as a Nursing Home Administrator for nine years. James and his wife Lois have been married for over forty-three years and have three wonderful children and nine delightful grandchildren. They currently live in the country near Paris, TX, where James spends his time in retirement writing books, hunting, and fishing.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
A Tale of Two Cities. It impacted me in that the character of everyone in this historic drama was exposed under the worst of circumstances: the good as well as the bad. Godliness, honesty, and unselfishness is radically contrasted by the evil, vindictive, and hateful people.
How do you approach cover design?
I furnished the artist with the challenge of illustrating the three stages in Joseph's life, represented by the coat of rejection by his brothers; the coat confiscated by Potiphar's wife when Joseph rejected her seductions, which sent him to prison; and the coat of royalty and wealth in which he ended up as a result of his virtue and obedience to God. I think the cover achieves the objective symbolism.
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Where to find James Larson online


The Apostle
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,870. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Biography / New Testament, Fiction » Christian » Historical
The Biblical account of the Great Apostle Paul is presented here from his point of view beginning as a boy in Tarsus and continuing in chronological order to his death in Rome as he was beheaded. Take all four of Paul’s missionary journeys with him as he makes his way through the then-known world, evangelizing and establishing congregations town after town. Highlights of all Paul’s epistles, insp
A Funny Thing Happened on My Way Through the Bible
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 151,500. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / General, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Reference / General
The Bible is full of humorous stories, as well as stories that are dead-serious. Author, James Larson has translated each Scriptural story in his unique paraphrased version, which is easily understood in today’s language. The commentary and questions about each passage bring out the humor, as well as the meaning of stories from almost all of the books of the Bible.
A Tale of Three Coats
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,350. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Biography / Old Testament
Take a journey through the mind of Biblical Joseph, going from slavery, to prison, and finally to the palace. Factually based on Scripture, this novel fills in the blanks with fiction to bring the story to you from Joseph's point of view. What is the mystery of the Three Coats, and how did one man cause everyone to give their money, livestock, and land to the king and submit to him as slaves.

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