James Lewis


Author of inspirational and business books/novels, and writer of monthly column for trade publication. Currently semi-retired business consultant specializing in facilitating the transformation to the Lean business model for client companies. Retired Army officer with 26 years of service. Married with four children and eight grandchildren.

My inspirational books support a writing ministry for my local church. All profits go to helping to expand the facilities for increased membership in the family of God.

Where to find James Lewis online

Facebook: Facebook profile

Where to buy in print


Applying Lean Thinking
This series provides details on the application of Lean tools and techniques through various media forms. This is not intended to be a self-help series, but it will provide the reader with a greater appreciation for how to improve the continuous improvement process currently underway at their company. The Lean business philosophy becomes more durable, self-perpetuating, and lasting with the initial launch is facilitated by a seasoned Sensei, or Lean professional.


The Sustenance of Life - A Small Group Study Guide
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 12,640. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Bible Study Guides, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Jesus said, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." (John 6:35 NIV). Those words of assurance are the sustenance that will carry us through every trial and temptation. Every word in the Bible is food for our daily life. Enhance your understanding of God's Word through small group study of The Sustenance of Life.
Unsung Pioneers - The Spirit That Made America Great
Price: $25.99 USD. Words: 79,400. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
Join the pioneers of Dakota Territory as they settle the land, turn the virgin soil, and persevere through drought, blizzards, grasshopper plagues, Indian uprisings and other catastrophes of man and nature. Discover why they come. Experience their journey as they traversed the North Atlantic's tumultuous seas. Walk hundreds of miles with them to stake a claim. Learn to trust God as they did.
Adrift in the Sea of Life
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 52,810. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
Adrift is where many find themselves in the sea we call life. Moving aimlessly from day to day empty of purpose and direction. Are you adrift? Would you like to set your feet on solid ground? See how others have found the Rock of salvation in the sea of ugliness that permeates our world. Discover how minuscule the gap is between you and God.
Applying Lean Thinking - The Art of Going to Gemba
Series: Applying Lean Thinking. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Quality Control
The Art of Going to Gemba is a skill for every leader in your organization to perfect. Gemba is the place where work gets done so it applies to every aspect of your business. If you are serious about making Lean Thinking part of your company culture, you need to make Gemba walks a priority. Going to Gemba is not a casual visit to the workplace. It is a deliberate time to observe and absorb.
Applying Lean Thinking - Systems and Value Streams
Series: Applying Lean Thinking. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Quality Control
If you have heard about Value Streams, but aren't sure how they apply to your business, this booklet will help you understand how to recognize all of the interdependent parts of Value Streams and how they can help you maximize your existing resources.
Applying Lean Thinking - Measuring Success
Series: Applying Lean Thinking. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Quality Control
Is your continuous improvement program working? Are you achieving the business results you desire? If you are not satisfied, maybe you are measuring the wrong things. Learn what and how to measure in this booklet from the series Applying Lean Thinking. Achieving success has much to do with creating alignment across the organization as well. If you are aligned for success, you will succeed.
Applying Lean Thinking - Identifying Waste
Series: Applying Lean Thinking. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 9,590. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Production & operations management, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Quality Control
This booklet is part of the series, Applying Lean Thinking. Readers will gain an understanding of how to apply Lean tools and techniques through the various media venues linked within this series. If you are ready engage your staff in transforming your company into the dynamic organization that you can only dream about today, this series is a must for your leadership team. Enjoy the journey.
A Testiment to Lean Thinking - Cases for Change
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 53,510. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Total quality management
Improving productivity, processes, profits, and throughput by as much as 200%,while reducing space and the reliance on large inventory can easily be achieved through the approach the authors have documented throughout this Testament to Lean Thinking. Our 60+ years of combined experience qualify us to be able to help you achieve those levels of success as well. Are you ready for a change?
The Journey to Excellence - Successfully Applying Lean Thinking in Your Business
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 53,050. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Production & operations management
Transforming a poor performing company that is being pressured to go off-shore like much of their competition into a World Class domestic manufacturer successfully employing Lean thinking throughout the enterprise is truly an example of The Journey to Excellence. Allison Manufacturing Services is the company name chosen for this book, but it could easily have been your company name on the cover.
Invisible Heroes - Role Models for Christ
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 57,850. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
Are you a Role Model for Christ? When people see you are they thinking, "I want to be just like that person?" If you perceive that you may be falling short in being a Role Model for Christ, maybe Invisible Heroes can point you in the right direction. This book features nine Christ-like attributes through the profiles of 56 people I call Invisible Heroes. Become an invisible Hero to others.
The Good Life...According to God
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 44,030. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Are you living 'The Good Life' according to God, or are you allowing Satan to lure you into living by the secular perception of a 'Good Life?' What is the secular perception of a good life? The Good Life...According to God draws perceptions of the secular view from around the world and contrasts them with the biblical view of God's intended 'Good Life' for all of us. Discover 'The Good Life.'

James Lewis' tag cloud

5s    bible and culture    bible study    biblical answers    bread and wine    bread of life    business alignment    business and finance    business and management    business development    business leadership    character and values    christian book    christian daily living    christian life    compassion    continuous improvement    cost reductions    covenant relationship    dakota history    dashboards    discipelship    faith building    forgiveness    gemba    gods word    homesteaders    homesteading    homesteads    inspiration    inspiration and spiritual growth    inspriational    integrity for christians    inventory management    jesus christ word of god promises of god    jesus gospel    leadership development    lean accountinglean businesslean cost accountinglean culturelean enterpreneurlean leadershiplean managementlean process improvementlean thinking    lean handbookleanlean manufacturinglean glossarylean pocket guidelean pocket handbooklean pocketlean manufacturing handbooklean manufacturing books    lean implementation5s lean implementationleanlean thinkingwhy lean fails    lean managementlean managerlean project managementlean leadershiplean manufacturing tools    lean manufacturing    lean officelean logisticslean itlean governmentlean inventorylean thinkinglean warehousinglean books    lean process improvement    lean production    lean thinking    living a christian life    living for jesus    lost at sea    management and leadership    management by objectives    management change and implementation    management leadership    management vs leadership    onepiece flow    pioneer days    pioneer life    pioneer women    pioneering    pioneers    process improvement    productivity improvement    productivity management    productivity measures    profit growth    redemption    repentant    role model    salvation    secular views    selflessness    study guide    team building    team development    value stream    value streams    workplace organization    worshipping and obeying god