Jim Baton’s award-winning writing, speaking and teaching is helping Christians and Muslims build bridges of understanding, love and prayer both in Muslim nations and at home in America.  Discover with Jim how ordinary people can become extraordinary peacemakers.

If you like to read a good thriller, Jim’s books will keep you up late at night! Check out the pages for each book in the Peace Trilogy: SOMEONE HAS TO DIE, A WAY OUT OF HELLand A VIOLENT LIGHT.

These books contain a depth of understanding regarding the roots of the Christian and Muslim conflict, how to bring healing to Abraham’s broken family, how to combat terrorism with non-violence and love, and how to become a true peacemaker.

Or check out Jim’s newest novel in the Hope Trilogy: HOPE IS A DANGEROUS PLACE. Journey with the small town of Hope into revival and societal transformation.

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13 thoughts on “Home

  1. I could not put this book down from the moment I started it. Thank you, Jim Baton, for writing a book that shows the real inside story of the struggles deep in the villages and schools that you are familiar with in Indonesia. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in knowing how God uses people and circumstances and mostly trial and tribulation to bring about His plan. Thank you for writing it and I can’t wait to read the sequel!


  2. Eye opening to learn of the culture of Muslims. Well written – couldn’t put it down the last third! – So exciting and heart warming. My heart has changed towards the Muslims!! I’ve already bought copies to give to my friends. Loved it!!
    Thanks Jim!!


  3. A wonderfully written novel on how “ordinary” people can have extraordinary impact. Riveting and inspiring, I’m reminded of how important it is to obey the call to love our neighbors. The precious insights into Muslim-Christian relations are a testament to the author’s God-given ability to love his neighbors courageously and sacrificially. Can’t wait for book two!


  4. When we got the book, my wife started it first. She couldn’t put it down and kept wanting to tell me about it….. I had to ask her repeatedly not to tell me, because I wanted to read it for myself….. 🙂
    She finished it very quickly, and then I also read it very quickly. It captivated us both. We’ve since bought copies for friends, several of whom have also said how impactful the book was to them. THANK YOU for writing this.

    Dan D.


  5. Seriously Jim, I am blown away by how well this book is written. I devoured it and felt like I was being brought into the midst of the feelings, surroundings, and characters each and every chapter!

    What impacted me most was seeing your heart shine through it. This book is jam-packed with insight! It’s one thing to read a book about this subject, but such a beautiful thing to be given the privilege to see through the eyes of one who has lived, worked, prayed, and loved sacrificially for the cause of peacemaking. I have a lot of respect for this author, and cannot recommend this book more highly. It is a significant testimony, both for the stories it tells and the life’s work it represents.

    Having studied this subject for years, I believe this should be a recommended reading for all such students. The image I have of this book is that of a pioneer stepping into new territory breathing new life into old structures and old paradigms. I am confident these pages are inspired, and the words and the heart behind it are Holy Spirit potent.

    Be blessed and spread the blessing of this book!

    Thanks Jim


  6. Jim, I got your book from Mark R, and really enjoyed it. Great insights into the life of a persecuted minority, told by someone who lives it.


  7. What an awesome read! Thanks Jim! I couldn’t put it down and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the well developed characters in your book! Indonesia is so dear to my heart, that the details of sights, smells, tastes and the many cultural, religious nuances you filled the pages with were heart warming at times, full of suspense at others. I intend on giving this book to a number of people and recommending it to many! Better than a text book to bring us closer to peacemaking between Muslims and Christians.
    Looking forward to the sequel!


  8. The book was interesting. The end was not what I expected and a little confusing. I would recommend reading it. It gives insights we need to know about Muslims.


  9. Jim Baton – Thanks – I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I’ve had it for several months, but finally got into it over the July 4th holiday and could not put it down. Well written, fast paced, and really gave a sense of life in Banjarmasin. It was both fun and educational. A lot of what I hear and see in the news about Indonesia makes a lot more sense after reading this book.
    Jim Hale


  10. My FB status: “Reading “Someone Has To Die” by my friend Jim Baton. Anyone who has ever been, or ever wanted to go, to Banjarmasin, Indonesia, needs to read this thrilling novel drawn from daily life in Indonesia’s kampungs and pesantrens. It is an incredibly realistic portrayal of relationships between our Muslim and Christian friends with fascinating lessons for peacemakers.” Rob Rice


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