Reader Mail

Notes from BJ’s readers, around the country… and around the globe…

Reviews ButtonNever have I been so touched by a work of fiction. Your characters are so real and so vividly drawn that I feel they are old and dear friends.” -P.D.

Reviews ButtonYou encourage readers to go beyond the fiction, to learn the importance of history, and most importantly, to be led into a spiritual journey.” -M.C.

Reviews Button“As a 17 year old girl still trying to find out exactly God’s plan for my life … your books have influenced me and your example has made an impact on my life.” -H.F.

Reviews ButtonUntil I read your American Anthem books, I thought success was everything. Now I know how wrong I was.” -T.C.

Reviews Button“Somehow after reading these two books …. I love God more … Thank you for letting me glimpse His character in the characters you create.” -L.F.

Reviews ButtonI found my heart and my spirit stirred to new faith, renewed certainty that God is more than able to overcome my self-perceived inadequacies, and joy in the God-given love between men and women.” -M.N.

Reviews ButtonI like the way you have incorporated contemporary issues into your books, such as abortion, and religious and racial prejudice. It is somehow comforting to realize that these are not new issues at all, but are as old as the battle between good and evil itself.” -J.W.

Reviews Button“These books are not simply good stories, but a personal challenge of faith. They touch controversial topics … and make you take a good look inside your own heart.” -P.T.

Reviews Button“I’m going through a difficult period in my life … it gave me back my faith. I want to thank you for … the truth that comes straight out of your heart.” -D.P.

Reviews ButtonMade me realize that in the midst of evil, pain, and our own personal hell, God is with us, and light truly does come out of darkness.” -R.K.

Reviews Button“Through your writing and their struggles, I felt as though I were praying without ceasing through the day. I learned a lot about relationships, commitment, and God’s love. I especially liked how you brought real-life issues into your work.” -E.S.W.

Reviews ButtonI’ve been encouraged in my faith to see again how God keeps His hand on and shows His love to His people.” -B.W.

Reviews ButtonI was blessed with new insight on how to apply Christian principles to my own life. I learn something new with each chapter.” L.H.

Reviews Button“Having pastored Christian churches for 40 years and limiting myself to nonfiction reading, I was delightfully surprised at the quality and spiritual impact a Christian novel could have.” -D.H.

Reviews Button“By the time I finished Book Two, I was feeling this was some of the finest Christian material I had ever read in my 50 years. I found new appreciation for my wife and the desire to treat her as if I had to convince her of my love each and every day!” -M. B.

Reviews Button“Your books have really ministered to me and helped me in my prayer life and given me more of a hunger for God’s Word of Life.” -C. D.

Reviews ButtonThe Emerald Ballad series has changed my life. I was drawn into the lives of each character, and God spoke into my heart. God has used your words in a powerful way.” -C. V.

Reviews Button“I was feeling a bit down and discouraged when a fellow missionary loaned them (Emerald Ballad) to me. They blessed and encouraged me, giving me a renewed sense of purpose and enthusiasm for my work.I just wanted to thank you and let you know that you have given to our ministry here in Cambodia more than you may have realized.” -K. H.

Reviews Button“I have benefited so much from your ministry…the Biblical principles and Scripture used in your books have reached to parts of me that were closed to sermons, dealing with pain books, and even well-meaning Christian friends.” -D. C.

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