John Paul DeWalt


John Paul DeWalt writes stories and essays ( to show his appreciation of God’s love and creative genius. He marvels at the discoveries of astronomy and the intricacies of Creation.
He disdains the practice of religion and false philosophy, going so far as to question even the Church’s legalism and over-used clichés. He portrays Yahweh’s hope, heartening, and help in the midst of Life’s troubling realities.
John Paul enjoys depicting strong women capable of defending themselves and others. He discusses values of love and sexuality, bounded by marriage.
He upholds the need for violence in defense of truth, justice, and the American way. He champions free enterprise, capital investment, and following one’s purpose to create wealth in the marketplace.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't remember the first story I read but I remember the first piece I wrote. It was a poem written in grammar school about Santa Claus and was typed and posted on a bulletin board at the school entrance. The first story I wrote, Eliab's Lament, had shepherd-boy David's oldest brother complaining about the boy's interest in fighting Goliath. David finished by commenting, "Besides, yonder giant has a broad forehead."
How do you approach cover design?
The only things that interest me about a prospective read is the blurb and the price. My first offering to the market has a plain green background, my personal emblem (pendant design) in watermark, and the title/author. I expect I will have to update to something more eye-catching later.
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Where to find John Paul DeWalt online


Joshua and Caleb: Journey to the Promised Land
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 70,030. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Adventure » General
In this first novel of John Paul’s Pendant series, Israel marches out of slavery in Egypt and becomes a new nation under Yahweh. Joshua and Caleb are two of twelve men sent to spy out the Promised Land of Canaan. Each of Joshua, Caleb, their youthful guide, and Israel undergoes a hero’s journey to obtain a better live.

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