William Dean Hamilton


Mr. Hamilton is the author of over 1,000 articles, works of fiction and Poetry, and has just had his book, “Would You Do What They Did? Great Christian Leaders From Our Past” published by Crosslink Publishing. Mr. Hamilton writes the blog This Week in Christian History. He has recently been interviewed on Red’s Revelations, in Book Goodies, and by the Awesome Gang. 110 copies of one of his previous books, “Blessed, Life and Films of Val Kilmer,” were signed by Val Kilmer.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
My top book is the Bible. It is kind of an all or nothing thing and for me it is everything.
My second favorite book of all time is A Confederacy of Dunces. The book is very funny and also sad.
Desperation by Stephen King is third in line. God asks a boy,”What is the opposite of faith?’ The boy says, “I don’t know, unfaith.” God answers, “Desperation.” Those lines give me chills, and I did that from memory so it may not be an exact quote. I didn’t separate the paragraphs to keep this answer on one line, BTW.
My third favorite book is Change Your Brain Change Your Life. I have had a few problems with depression in my life and this book was a great help.
My fourth favorite book is If You Could See Me Now, by Peter Straub. It is book that haunts me and I get the feeling that part of it was from real events in the author’s life, except for the ghost of course.
What do you read for pleasure?
My main criterion is that a book is a good, quality book. I used to like horror a lot when I was younger, so I do like to red Stephen King and Peter Straub because I know them and like their work, but I try and read classics.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find William Dean Hamilton online

Where to buy in print


Oh no, we have to go back and save Hitler: a comedy
A Jewish brother and sister go back in time and accidentally kill Hitler. Apocalyptic events ensue, like Nazi winning World War II and aliens and zombies taking over the world. They eventually have to go back and save Hitler.


Price: Free! Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / Old Testament, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / Old Testament
The Earth has the appearance of great age, but the Bible talks of creation as happening in six days. Is there a way for the two to be reconciled? My theory is that when God is creating things in the six days, he is actually creating the design of that thing, and that the actual things form at a later time.
Compensating for Something: A Dark Comedy
Series: Oh no, we have to go back and save Hitler: a comedy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,500. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Lindsey and Martin arrive back in New York to discover that Nazis have taken over the city. Jello whipping aliens are on their way to Earth, the priceless painting they have bought has been ruined. How can their snappy one-liner's save the planet from such formidable foes? Can you find all of the Easter Eggs hidden in the book?
Part One: Killing Hitler
Series: Oh no, we have to go back and save Hitler: a comedy. Price: Free! Words: 21,730. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
In this dark comedy series, a Jewish brother and sister sneak back into time with their uncle’s time machine and accidentally kill Hitler. They are delighted until they get back to the present and see the awful and odd things that have happened as a result, they find they have no choice, they must save Hitler
Blessed, Life of Val Kilmer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 47,490. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A Biography of Val Kilmer, his life and movies, his career and his personal life. Watch out for the word blessed - he uses it whenever something important happens to him. He has had a reputation for being difficult, is it true or is he just a misunderstood perfectionist, find out
Is Jesus for the Jewish
Price: Free! Words: 61,010. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Theology / Apologetics
(1.00 from 1 review)
I have written this book so that if anyone who is Jewish wants to see if Jesus is the Messiah, they can read and see the amazing amount of evidence that Jesus is not only the Messiah, but God. I haven’t read very many other books on the subject, but one difference that think would separate the book is that I believe that Jewish people can be saved.
Dawn on Lake Tiberias And Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 23,370. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
Stories about Ignatius Loyola, John Bunyan, Telemachus, the twelve Martyrs of Scilla, and some frustrated fisherman. They do such things as start the Jesuit order, put an end to the gladiatorial games in Rome, and die for their faith.

William Dean Hamilton's tag cloud