RW Holmen


Former trial attorney. Frequent public speaker. Indie author. "A Wretched Man, a novel of Paul the apostle," "Gonna Stick My Sword in the Golden Sand: A Vietnam Soldier's Story," "Queer Clergy: A History of Gay and Lesbian Ministry in American Protestantism." Spirit of a Liberal blog.


Lost in the Land of Milk and Honey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 112,060. Language: American English. Published: April 21, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
In 1891, Swedish immigrant Jonas Jönsson dreams of owning a farm with a red barn, sturdy horses, and a herd of spotted cattle. With fits and starts, Jönsson’s pursuit of his dreams becomes a complicated journey across the sweep of American history. Turn-of-the-century Minnesota provides the setting, actual events form the backdrop, and real persons weave in and out of Jönsson’s fictional story.
Wormwood and Gall: The Destruction of Jerusalem and the First Gospel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,260. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
During the Great Jewish-Roman War (70 CE), the survival of the remnant of dispirited Christians appears bleak. To bolster courage and inspire hope, a scribe pens a good news narrative, retelling the stories of Jesus of Nazareth accumulated in the four decades since his crucifixion.The narrative would become a foundational document of Christianity, known as "The Gospel according to Mark."
Gonna Stick My Sword in the Golden Sand: A Vietnam Soldier's Story
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,260. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
A bold, dark, and intense retelling of the Vietnam experience through the eyes of an army scout, the point man of Romeo-18, a camouflaged and face-painted four-man LRRP team inserted by helicopter into remote and unfriendly territory to search for "Charlie," the North Vietnamese soldiers who travelled the mountain gullies of the Ho Chi Minh trail.
A Wretched Man, a novel of Paul the apostle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 121,510. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical
Jesus authored no writings. Nor did any of those who followed him in the Galilee or during his fateful pilgrimage to Jerusalem. It fell to an outsider to become the movement's reporter, memorialist, essayist, interpreter, and promoter--despite the opposition of James, the brother of Jesus. Paul the apostle. Paul the one untimely born. This is the story of Paul, a wretched man.

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