Unifying America

Generally, those who have reviewed my novels on terrorism and peacemaking have been encouraging if not enthusiastic. However, I was recently blessed by a brutally honest reviewer who objected to some aspects of my newest book, A VIOLENT LIGHT. This reviewer drew conclusions that because some characters in the book acted the way they did,Continue reading “Unifying America”

Christmas in the Bible and the Al Qur’an

“Why do you think God announced the birth of Al Masih (the Messiah) to shepherds?” I asked my Muslim friend. We had been talking about the Christmas story, and how the Al-Qur’an and the Bible emphasize different aspects of the story, but the Bible definitely includes a lot more detail. Already mentioned were the similaritiesContinue reading “Christmas in the Bible and the Al Qur’an”

Muslims Crack Me Up

Recently I wrote about how Muslim Americans may be more afraid of you than you are of them! (See my post 1001 More Ways to Die in America.) With all the prejudice Muslims face, sometimes even the threat of personal violence, how can they best respond? If American Muslims chose to hide, or to beContinue reading “Muslims Crack Me Up”

1001 MORE Ways to Die in America (part 2)

Recently I addressed the fear that many Americans face that Muslim jihadists may infiltrate our nation posing as refugees and conduct terrorist attacks against us. I argued that although this is possible, living in fear of such an event makes no more sense than living in fear of lightning strikes or of dying from fallingContinue reading “1001 MORE Ways to Die in America (part 2)”

1001 Ways to Die in America

   I’ve been criticized for not treating the threat of a Muslim terrorist sneaking into the US posing as a refugee as real. Let me be clear—that is a real threat. The events in Chattanooga and San Bernadino last year (19 killed) and Orlando this year (49 killed) remind us that there are Muslims motivatedContinue reading “1001 Ways to Die in America”

My Voice, Your Voice, His Voice

It’s always a good feeling to be interviewed—whether on television or by a child doing homework for AWANA—it’s affirming to know that someone wants to hear what I have to say, that my voice is being heard. Honestly, I don’t have much to say about 99% of the issues in our world. I love toContinue reading “My Voice, Your Voice, His Voice”

Donald Trump Jr, Skittles & Syrian Refugees

Last week Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a picture of a bowl of Skittles with this message: “If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful? That’s our Syrian refugee problem.” Like many others who protested, I am grieved by the casualness by whichContinue reading “Donald Trump Jr, Skittles & Syrian Refugees”

The Best Way to Remember 9/11

Remembering 9/11 can be a sobering time for our nation. The terrorism-caused tragedy traumatized our country in a way few other events ever could. Unfortunately, some choose to use this memory to stir up fear, prejudice and rejection of Muslims. Others, however, choose to respond in a more positive way. September 11 has now becomeContinue reading “The Best Way to Remember 9/11”

SPECIAL PROMO — SHTD only $0.99!

In memory of 9/11, I’m offering the ebook version of SHTD for only $0.99 all through the month of September.* *EXTENDED THROUGH OCTOBER 15!* You can buy it on Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Jim-Baton/e/B01G9XGMWQ Or itunes, or Nook or Kobo, or several other ways: https://books2read.com/u/476Djm After you read it, please post your review! And if you know someone whoContinue reading “SPECIAL PROMO — SHTD only $0.99!”