I love to write devotionals--taking a Bible verse and diving into its truth and application, especially how it relates to and testifies of Jesus. I was born and raised in the Netherlands. My Dutch name, Jan, is the equivalent to John and is pronounced "yawn."
When I was 19 I first entered the U.S. and volunteered at Times Square Church for one year, working on the Raven Truck and at the Upper Room (reaching out to the homeless). When I returned home I started my external undergraduate degree program with Global University (at that time known as ICI University), while working at the Salvation Army at a homeless shelter in Rotterdam.
In 2001 I had the opportunity to pursue my graduate degree program on a work scholarship in Florida. I taught various Biblical and theological subjects at the seminary for six years. I got married to Rachel in 2007 and we have two children. We reside in the Daytona Beach area and attend Christ Community Church. You can connect with me at www.devotionalwriter.com or www.thegloryofchrist.com. If you've been blessed by my books, I greatly appreciate an honest review.
"Joy to the World" proclaims the true meaning and joy of Christmas. While it's specifically written for December 1st through Christmas Day, helping us prepare for the greatest and most unique birth, it can obviously be read at any time. There are 25 devotionals, highlighting what Christmas is all about: Jesus came to save us.